Pimp-rap veteran Too $hort shares his love for genre bending and gets lost in the mix.

”I’m into that rock-rap. I think Limp Bizkit kind of ushered it in, and the Beastie Boys are probably the founders. The songs that I really, really like, I don’t know the names of the groups that made ’em. I just like when the white guys rap to the metal. That’s rap taking on a new form. I like to hear rap in different languages. I like the way DJ Quik and Erick Sermon drop that Middle Eastern flavor in [their] tracks. I like my women mixed, ya know? A little Japanese, a little black — mix ’em up with whatever.”