Too $hort has successfully cracked the code to hip-hop immortality with 32 years, 15 million Soundscan sales, 6 platinum plaques, 4 gold certifications, and collaborations with the likes of Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z. With Drake utilizing his flow and lyrics on the double platinum DJ Khaled smash “For Free” and Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj twisting “Freaky Tales” for “Rake It Up,” Too $hort’s influence is timeless, and his impact is felt across the globe. As far as West Coast hip-hop icons, Too $hort deserves mention in every conversation alongsideDr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and E-40. His forthcoming project The Pimp Tape should leave no question about his spot at the top by embracing everything listeners fell in love with since 1985.