Oakland rapper Too $hort is getting a street named after him. Foothill Boulevard between High Street and 47th Avenue will be better known as “Too $Hort Way,” this is all made possible because of a recommendation from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Councilmember Noel Gallo “There’s an understanding that we should recognize him, based not only on his talent and contributions but also just honoring and respecting those who have come before us and given back to the city,” Gallo
The area is where Too $hort would hang out in fact he went to school at Freemount high. classic hits “The Ghetto,” Freaky Tales”, “I’m a Player,” “Gettin’ It”, and “Blow the Whistle” with features from other notable artists E-40, 2Pac, Jay Z, and UGK
Too $hort, born Todd Anthony Shaw, moved from Los Angeles to Oakland as a teenager and attended Fremont High School in the 1980s, where he was in the marching band. Soon after he began selling tapes from the back of his car. “I feel like high school was a turning point in my life, and I was miraculously saved by the music,” Short said.
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