Bay Area rap legend Too $hort honored with street renamed after him in Oakland

"Thank you, Oakland," the hip-hop artist wrote on Instagram.

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A street in Oakland was dedicated to iconic Oakland hip-hop artist Too $hort.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A street in Oakland was dedicated to iconic Oakland hip-hop artist "Too $hort" on Saturday.

Mayor Libby Schaaf unveiled the sign "Too $hort Way" over one of the city's main streets, Foothill Boulevard.

VIDEO: Too $hort Way unveiled in Oakland

A ceremony followed at the rapper's former high school Fremont High School in Oakland.

Mayor Schaaf declared Dec. 10, 2022 as "Too $hort Day."

He was recognized for his contributions and legacy in the city's community.

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Other hip-hop icons, Ice Cube and Mistah Fab attended the event.

"I love you big bro, Too Short. Conmackulations on your own street sign. Well deserved," wrote Bay Area rap legend E-40 on Instagram after the unveilling.

"Too Short is not only the first rapper from Oakland but also the most successful having put out relevant music across 5 decades. A graduate of Fremont High School," wrote Oakland city councilmember Noel Gallo on Twitter, who was also at the event.

After the ceremony, Too $hort wrote on Instagram: "Thank you, Oakland."

This celebration comes during the 35th anniversary of Too $hort's debut studio album, Born to Mack.

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