by David Downs
And the Chron's Peter Hartlaub got the whole thing. Damn! "The veteran rapper and movie actor seemed sincerely excited when he introduced Too $hort, talking about how the East Oakland rap pioneer's underground tapes inspired him in the mid-1980s. "The type of music he made made me want to try this s -- ," Snoop said, moments before Too $hort bounded out to perform a lively version of 'Blow the Whistle' from his latest album. As fans in the balcony seats ran down to the floor, Snoop continued to cede the spotlight to Bay Area rap, playing ringmaster to a fifteen-minute freestyle featuring the best of Oakland and San Francisco, including Mistah F.A.B., Keak da Sneak, Rappin 4-Tay, JT the Bigga Figga, San Quinn, and two or three others on the stage at once." We weep and link to the whole story.