Too $hort linked up with HipHopDX Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark at Comfort LA in downtown Los Angeles for a new episode of Soulful Sundays. While enjoying a delicious meal, Clark asked the Hip Hop legend about why his music never faced the government scrutiny that the likes of N.W.A and 2 Live Crew did.
“I wonder if it can have anything to do with the fact that I wasn’t really utilizing a publicist to get me on front covers of magazines and stuff,” Too $hort responded. “I got some covers here and there over the years, but it was only because of achievements. It wasn’t because someone was calling saying, “I need a cover for Too $hort.'”
He continued, “And I think they were more or less targeting artists who they felt were impacting suburb kids, really impacting them and changing their whole mind frame. Versus Too $hort just saying, ‘Go getchu some head and some money.’ A little difference than ‘F the police.’ But at the same time, it was explicit. It was edgy. I don’t think it was deemed dangerous.”
In addition to the censorship discussion, Too $hort detailed his love of funk music. He also touched on his OG status, the evolution of Hip Hop and much more during the enlightening conversation.
Check out the entire episode of Soulful Sundays above.