Short Dog's in the House
Short Dog's in the House
Studio album by Too $hort


11 September 1990




One Little Indian Studios (El Cerrito, CA) and Echo Sound Studios (Los Angeles, CA)


Hip hop






Too $hort, Sir Jinx, Pierre "The Beat Fixer" James, Keenan "The Maestro" Foster, DJ Pooh, Al Eaton

Too $hort chronology


Life Is...Too $hort (1989)


Shorty the Pimp (1992)

Short Dog's in the House is the third studio album by American rapper Too $hort, released in 1990 on Jive Records. The album contains a number a mixture of socially conscious and dirty rap songs, the latter of which initially made Too $hort famous. The album's production samples a number of classic P-funk songs, as well as the heavy use of the Roland TR-808 for instrumentation. Its only guest appearance is supplied by Ice Cube, who brought with him his producers Sir Jinx and DJ Pooh. The rest of the album is produced by Too $hort and local Oakland-based producers, predominantly Al Eaton. 

The album was another success for Too $hort, eventually going Platinum in sales. It peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It is well known for the socially conscious song "The Ghetto".

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "$hort Dog's in the House" Too $hort Shaw Too $hort, Pierre "The Beat Fixer" James 6:02
2. "It's Your Life"  Too $hort Shaw Too $hort, Keenan "The Maestro" Foster 4:48
3. "The Ghetto" Too $hort Eaton, Hathaway, Hutson, Shaw Too $hort, Al Eaton 5:59
4. "Short but Funky" Too $hort Edwards, Foster Too $hort, Keenan "The Maestro" Foster 4:13
5. "In the Oaktown" Too $hort Eaton, Shaw Too $hort, Al Eaton 4:38
6. "Dead or Alive" Too $hort Shaw Too $hort 4:46
7. "Punk Bitch" Too $hort Eaton, Shaw Too $hort, Al Eaton 6:01
8. "Ain't Nothin' but a Word to Me" Too $hort, Ice Cube Jackson, Shaw, Wheaton Sir Jinx 4:48
9. "Hard on the Boulevard" Too $hort Shaw Too $hort 6:24
10. "Pimpology" Too $hort Foster, Shaw Too $hort 6:07
11. "Paula & Janet" Too $hort Shaw DJ Pooh 2:37
12. "Rap Like Me" Too $hort Shaw Too $hort, Pierre "The Beat Fixer" James 7:38
13. "The Ghetto (Reprise)" - Eaton, Hathaway, Hutson, Shaw Too $hort, Al Eaton 5:35
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