Too Short ‎– I Want To Be Free (That’s The Truth)

Jive ‎– JDJ-42068-2, Dangerous Music ‎– JDJ-42068-2
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From the Jive cassette and CD Shorty The Pimp (01241-41467-4/2)

Recorded and mixed at One Little Indian Recording, El Cerrito, CA and Live Oak Studios, Berkeley, CA
Mastered at DMS, NYC

Published by Willesden Music/A-Dish-A-Tunes Ltd. (BMI)

Duration on CD is different to the printed duration on the back cover:
Duration on CD Track 4: 6:13
Duration on CD Track 5: 4:44
Duration on CD Track 6: 6:03

An original sound recording made by Zomba Recording Corporation

Sticker on jewel case:
Too $hort
I Want To Be Free
(That’s The Truth)
Here we go,
I pull over to the right. Stop the engine,
Keep my hands in sight...

So what’s the problem Officer this time...

Illegal search for about 30 minutes...

You say you’re just doin’ your job
But you’re gettin’ on my nerves, just like Bob
Everytime I hit a corner I see you
Always tellin’ brothers what to do
You lock me up ‘cuz I don’t know how to act
But I’m down for mine, so I be talkin’ back
And when I do, you treat me bad as hell
I’m sick of spending nights in jail.

I want to be free - that’s the truth - yeah
I want to be free - yeah

...But I ain’t mad, I’m just Black.

Contains a sample of “I Want To Be Free” by Ohio Players, courtesy of Polygram Records Inc. written by J. Williams, C. Satchell, L. Bonner, M. Jones, R. Meadowbrooks, M. Pierce, W. Beck, courtesy of Ricks Music/Warner Chappell Inc., and a portion of the composition “Sweet Music, Soft Lights And You” written by K. Williams, M. Kent, J.R. Bailey courtesy of A Dish-A-Tunes Ltd.

Printed on CD:
Not For Sale
℗ 1992 Zomba Recording Corp. Made in U.S.A.

Printed on back cover:
℗ & © 1992 Zomba Recording Corporation. Manufactured in the United States by Zomba Recording Corporation 137-139 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10001 Printed in the United States.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: JDJ420682 DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 76515-1

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JDAC-42068-1 Too Short I Want To Be Free (That's The Truth)(12", Promo) Jive JDAC-42068-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
01241-42068-1 Too Short I Want To Be Free (That's The Truth)(12") Jive 01241-42068-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
01241-42069-4 Too Short I Want To Be Free (That's The Truth)(Cass, Single) Jive, Dangerous Music 01241-42069-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
JIVE T 312 Too Short I Want To Be Free(12") Jive JIVE T 312 UK 1992 Sell This Version
01241-42068-4 Too Short I Want To Be Free (That's The Truth)(Cass, Maxi) Jive 01241-42068-4 US 1992 Sell This Version