On star power alone, it’s a minor miracle that the recent collaboration between 50 Cent, E-40 and Too Short didn’t hit the Billboard Top 10—although naming the single “Bitch” probably didn’t help get airplay. Nevertheless, the track plays just about every hour on 106.1 KMEL-FM, because after all, Too Short
pretty much is Bay Area rap, even if he moved to Atlanta over a decade ago. The simple-minded rapper pops up in large theaters often, but this weekend brings classics like “Life Is Too Short,” “Freaky Tales” and quite possibly his verse on R. Kelly’s “I’m in Love with a Stripper” to a tiny nightclub on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 19 Broadway Niteclub. 19 Broadway, Fairfax. 10pm. $25. 415.459.1091.