Revered director Jason Goldwatch (who’s directed music videos for Nas, Pusha T, Kid Cudi and many more) presents the newest installment in his Time Pieces video short series. This time it’s Too $hort who’s star of the show, as we the see the rapper go about his daily business in his native Oakland through some fantastic black-and-white 8mm shots. Needless to say, Short Dog gets love in his hometown. You can catch up on the first episode of Time Pieces starring Pharrell and supermodel Karolina Kurkova here.

Too Short is like the mayor of Oakland. I wanted to create something that really felt like the Bay, and not in the stereotypical pimp shit kinda way. Short volunteers at a youth center in East Oakland called Youth Uprising. I headed over to his crib around noon and we went and bought a boom box, and did it for the kids at Youth Uprising, playing tracks off an iPod mini. He’s a true OG and a sentient being of wonderful pimp light.

Watch the video after the jump…

(Premiered on Mass Appeal)

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