Since the 1980’s, Oakland legend, Too $hort has been one of the early pioneers of bay area rap. He has put on for not just other bay area rappers, but for the entire city. He has just released a new track with visuals titled “OAKLANDISH”. Too $hort uses the track to connect the older and newer generations, by tapping in with new school Oakland rappers, Guapdad 4000 and Rayven Justice. Although the track is titled “Oaklandish”, the track is more of a bay area tribute as a whole. Shouting out neighboring cities such as Vellajo, San Jose, Stockton, Modesto, and many more. $hort also wastes no time shouting out fellow bay legends, E-40 and Mac Dre in a bar. "If you from The Bay let me hear you say 'Yee'/When you out of town tell the DJ play me/I love E-40, Too Short, and Mac Dre".
The bay is very well known for their very tight knit community. Everyone knows everyone, everyone loves everyone, and everyone supports each other, This video does a great job at showing this, as they brought the whole city out to turn up in front of a DOPE ERA store. The video is full of amazing drone shots over the ocean, the bridges, the city, and much more. The video also shows off famous bay area landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, The Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, and even a cameo from another bay legend, E-40. Too Short's single comes after he clashed with fellow Bay Area titan, E-40, for the last Verzuz of the year. The duo also revealed that they would be teaming up with Los Angeles' Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to release a new album. The track is out now on all mainstream streaming platforms, and the video is up now on YouTube.