life is too short

Life Is...Too Short

Life Is...Too Short is a hip-hop album by Too Short. It was released in 1988 (see 1988 in music) on Jive/RCA Records, although it appeared as a Dangerous Music/RCA Records release until Jive Records logos appeared on the release on October 25, 1990, after it became successful. It is currently his highest-selling album to date, being certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 2 million copies. This album is regarded as one of the top West Coast hip-hop albums in history. Cover photography was by Victor Hall.

Track listing

  1. "Life Is...Too Short"
  2. "Rhymes"
  3. "I Ain't Trippin'"
  4. "Nobody Does it Better"
  5. "Oakland"
  6. "Don't Fight the Feelin'"
  7. "CussWords"
  8. "City of Dope"
  9. "Pimp the Ho"
  10. "Outro"

NOTE: On the edited version, tracks 6, 8 and 9 are missing. Track 5 is "Mack Attack," and the other songs are moved down by one. The last track is called "Alias Crazy Rak," which is nothing but a DJ scratching.


  • T. Bohanon - Producer
  • Al Eaton - Guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Mixing
  • Victor Hall - Photography
  • Helen Kim - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Mr. Z - Clothing/Wardrobe
  • Todd Shaw - Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Drum Programming, Mixing
  • Janna Thomas - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Mark Wholey - Artwork
  • Jeanette Wright - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Rappin' 4-Tay - Performer


Album - Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 37
1989 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 9

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Life Is...Too Short" Hot Rap Singles 7
1989 "Life Is...Too Short" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 43

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