East Oakland-based rapper “Too $hort” was arrested in Hollywood early this morning, a Los Angeles police officer said. The rapper, whose real name is Todd Anthony Shaw, 46, was arrested at 3:05 a.m. at North Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of narcotics, Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh said.
He was booked into the Los Angeles Police Department’s Metropolitan Detention Center just before 6 a.m. on $10,000 bail, according to jail records. The rapper is known for his West Coast hip-hop, including the 2006 hit “Blow the Whistle” and his 1990 single “The Ghetto.”
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