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Can't Stay Away
     

Can't Stay Away

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by Too $hort
 
The year was 1996, and with the release of his tenth album, GETTIN' IT, Oakland-bred rap legend Too $hort shocked the hip-hop world by announcing his retirement. But, surprise, it didn't last long. After re-negotiating with his label, Jive Records, and getting his own imprint, $hort Records, rap's reigning pimp has returned with the aptly

Overview

The year was 1996, and with the release of his tenth album, GETTIN' IT, Oakland-bred rap legend Too $hort shocked the hip-hop world by announcing his retirement. But, surprise, it didn't last long. After re-negotiating with his label, Jive Records, and getting his own imprint, $hort Records, rap's reigning pimp has returned with the aptly titled CAN'T STAY AWAY. Never straying far from his patented hit-making formula, $hort's songs, like "You Might Get G'eed" (featuring Daz, E-40 & Soopa Fly) and "What Happened to the Groupies" (featuring B-Legit), are fitting additions to his catalogue of raunchy material. Able to mesh the new with the old (three of $hort's mid-80's standards are updated here: "Don't Stop Rappin'," "Freaky Tales," and, yes, "Invasion of the Flat Booty Bitches"), Todd Shaw's solid new album proves that his career shows no signs of slowing down.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Too Short was 33 when Can't Stay Away came out in 1999, and for a rapper, that's old age. Many MCs have seen their fortunes decline considerably by the time they hit 30, although Short managed to have more longevity than most of his peers. The Oakland rapper had claimed that 1996's Gettin' It would be his last album, but obviously, he wasn't ready to give up rapping just yet. You won't find anything groundbreaking on this CD -- Short continues to combine sexually explicit rhymes with a relaxed, laid-back style of rapping and melodic, sleek tracks that recall the funk and soul music of the '70s. Many hip-hop writers argued that his formula had long since grown tiresome, and to be sure, Short is cheating himself creatively by being so predictable and not trying something different. Nonetheless, he still comes up with some infectious, catchy grooves here and there, and there are times when his off-color humor is still fairly amusing -- "Invasion of the Flat Booty Bitches" and "More Freaky Tales" are definitely good for a few laughs. Much of the album finds Short featuring various rappers who were signed to his Too Short label; clearly, he was a smart enough businessman to reason that even if his own popularity faded, he could make money putting younger MCs to work. Can't Stay Away is far from Short's best album, but it has its moments -- and it's an album that many of his diehard fans will probably want despite its limitations and shortcomings.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0012414164421
catalogNumber:
41644

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Performance Credits

Too $hort   Primary Artist
Shabba Ranks   Track Performer
Black   Track Performer
Scarface   Track Performer
B-Legit   Track Performer
E-40   Track Performer
8ball & MJG   Track Performer
Ant Banks   Keyboards
Horace Brown   Track Performer
Torrance Scott   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Erick Sermon   Keyboards
D'Wayne Wiggins   Guitar,Track Performer
Jay-Z   Track Performer
Lil' Kim   Track Performer
MJG   Track Performer
Jazze Pha   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Block   Track Performer
Craig Love   Guitar
Charles Pettaway   Guitar
Taj "Mahal" Tilghman   Drums,Keyboards
Lil Jon   Track Performer
Daz   Track Performer
Badwayz   Track Performer
Quint Black   Track Performer
Slink Capone   Track Performer
Suege   Background Vocals
Sonny B   Keyboards
Jay Da Sinnusta   Harmonica
Jay Mac   Keyboards
Zu   Track Performer
Juree Manning   Background Vocals
Murda One   Track Performer
Playa Playa   Track Performer
Mike D   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ant Banks   Producer,Engineer
Diamond D   Producer
Jermaine Dupri   Remixing
Eric Gast   Engineer
Robin Mays   Engineer
Erick Sermon   Programming,Producer
Jazze Pha   Producer
Carlos Warlick   Engineer
Josh Butler   Engineer
Nick Gamma   Art Direction
Taj "Mahal" Tilghman   Producer,Engineer
T-Mix   Engineer
Mo-Suave   Producer
Sonny B   Producer
Jay Mac   Producer
Mike D   Producer,Engineer

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Can't Stay Away 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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