Cocktails [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Album number nine from Too Short carries on his tradition of lyrics about the joys of pimping, rapped moderately to groovy, funky, jazzy beats. Delete the raps from Too Short's tales, and you still have a commercial product. Spacy Bootsy Collins-influenced vocals appear on some cuts, giving the funk an eerie feel. Too Short likes naked, foxy ladies on his covers, and Cocktails is no exception; he picked a beauty pictured with a snake coiled around her curvaceous brown body. Homie Ant Banks appears on "Can I Get a Bitch," and 2Pac, MC Breed, and Father Dom join him on "We Do This" -- some nice rappin' on this one. "Coming Up Short" catches Too Short at his pimpingest ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Album number nine from Too Short carries on his tradition of lyrics about the joys of pimping, rapped moderately to groovy, funky, jazzy beats. Delete the raps from Too Short's tales, and you still have a commercial product. Spacy Bootsy Collins-influenced vocals appear on some cuts, giving the funk an eerie feel. Too Short likes naked, foxy ladies on his covers, and Cocktails is no exception; he picked a beauty pictured with a snake coiled around her curvaceous brown body. Homie Ant Banks appears on "Can I Get a Bitch," and 2Pac, MC Breed, and Father Dom join him on "We Do This" -- some nice rappin' on this one. "Coming Up Short" catches Too Short at his pimpingest best, spitting out mack lyrics to a funky-azz beat like an ol'-skool Chicago pimp. A female vocalist changes the pace on "Things Changes," adding some emotive vocal runs; Baby D, who sounds like he's seven, appears like a regular and gets off a tight rap that belies his age. Too Short is all geeked on "Paystyle," a mini macking fable and his best rap on the set. On the last track, "Sample the Funk," he acknowledges the creators of funk: James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, the Ohio Players, and so on. According to Too Short and his homies, pimping is an all-American game, and they praise the nefarious endeavor on every track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/1995
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 012414155320
  • Catalog Number: 41553
  • Sales rank: 24,028

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ain't Nothing Like Pimpin' (6:46)
  2. 2 Cocktales (6:06)
  3. 3 Can I Get A Bitch (5:12)
  4. 4 Coming Up Short (5:42)
  5. 5 Thangs Change - Baby O (6:07)
  6. 6 Paystyle (5:44)
  7. 7 Giving Up The Funk (5:14)
  8. 8 Top Down (5:07)
  9. 9 We Do This (5:52)
  10. 10 Game - Old School Freddy B (5:16)
  11. 11 Sample The Funk (6:54)
  12. 12 Don't Fuck For Free (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Too $hort Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Ant Banks Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ant Banks Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oakland,Cailfornia

    I love Too Short even back in the days when he was selling tape for five dollar at Fremont High School and Mr. Gee club. Keep up the good work. I respect him as a person. Too Short need to come back to Oaktown and do a concert like the old school. Love you and keep you head up. From Your Number One Fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Illustrates what Too Short does best

    This was Too Shorts ninth and probably his best album, here he does nothing different to any of his other albums. Once again he sticks to his formula of spitting the game as only he can, telling his tales of women and macking that are perfected to a tee. The albums’ opening illustrates this with the first two songs, the typical Too Short "Ain't Nothing Like Pimpin" followed up by the raunchy "Cocktales." The rest of the album goes on to plod along at a moderately good pace offering yet more sexually explicit tales. However it is the MC Breed and 2Pac featured "We Do This" that steals the show putting the icing on the cake of this album. Too Shorts Cocktails is typical of what Too Short is about, telling sexual tales of women however with three great songs on this LP it stands aside from any of his other 14 and counting albums. Anybody curious to listen to Too Short this album is what you need.

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