Too $hort’s accomplishments are endless within his 30-year career and a week ago, he added another notch to his platinum belt loops: music mogul.
Together with Monica Payne, $hort Dog (real name Todd Shaw), launched The Magic Gate, an all-inclusive, one-stop shop for all music needs.
Hip-Hop Wired joined Echoing Soundz Entertainment to cover the event in Studio City and also talked with the pimp of the hour, as well as Ms. Payne about the short-term goals of The Magic Gate empire. Too $hort also discussed how much of a pioneer he was by having other rappers follow his lead by taking guns into the airport. Namely, Waka Flocka Flame.
The Magic Gate is made possible by a handpicked board of directors, talented artists and executives including Senior VP Max Gousse (former Senior VP of A&R at Island/Def Jam records – Beyonce, YG, Ty Dolla Sign), General Manager Taura Stinson, Creative Team Directors Adam Tillman-Young and his wife Shani Tillman-Young, Creative Artistic Director Shawn Barton (Outkast, CeeLo Green), VP of Development Erika Conner (producer for film Idlewild), Animator/Creative Producer Maxwell Benson (Maxwell Benson Entertainment Ltd.), Head of Public Relations Echo Hattix (E-40, Ceelo Green, Xzibit, Master P) and Joi Gilliam (Dungeon Family) as the head of Artisan Polishing.
Watch the exclusive video above and check out the picture gallery of the evening below.
Photos: Hip-Hop Wired, VVK Photo