It’s about time someone finally semi exposes Too Short… When I was 16, I was dating a small timer in the industry by the name of Joe “Casino Joe” Little, who did production and background singing for Gerald Levert. I was pursuing a career in singing, at the time. Joe was 32 at the time, and he would let me get sessions in at Geralds studio… For a small “fee” of sexual favors.
One evening he came to pick me up and put me on the phone with Too Short, who introduced himself as Todd Shaw, and me, being so young (I was 17), had no clue what his gov name was.. At any rate, I told him my curfew was approaching so I couldn’t kick it. He tried to give me a story to feed my parents… And let me know he had champagne on deck, and weed if I smoked. He promised me he’d have me back by midnight and was calling me an L7.. Lol I had no idea what that meant, either.
I took the high road and went home. Joe finally cut me off because I only wanted him and didn’t wanna smash the homies. He said I wasn’t on his level, I needed to grow up, “networking” was part of the biz, and that I’d realize my mistakes one day.
When I turned 18, I moved to Atlanta and worked at a popular club called the gentlemans club, and was told I needed to be around when R Kelly came through cuz I had a babyface, and he liked them young.. Maybe I’ll tell that story another time.
At any rate, Too Short loves the kids.