A big Happy Birthday to one of the pioneers of the ‘independent artist’ movement. The man started out selling his tapes (that’s right….I said tapes) out of his trunk! Then he landed a deal with Jive Records & it’s been on ever since. I’m talking about the west coast hip hop legend himself, Oakland’s own…..Too Short! What’s so crazy is this man is still doin’ work! So enjoy your day brotha, & keep ‘blowin’ the whistle’ on these folks!