Comin' Up Short is the true story of Shorty, a member of “Da Lench Mob," one of the most controversial platinum and gold rap recording groups of all time led by Ice Cube.
From forming a notorious deadly street gang in South Central at the age of 11, to becoming one of the most feared Gang Bangers in Los Angeles, Shorty became Ice Cube's personal protection against the threats from Cube's former group N.W.A. (Eazy E, Dr. Dre, Jerry Heller) after being released from prison.
Shorty's sole testimony is a colourful monologue that details the height of the crack epidemic and how it intersected with politics and the music industry. Shorty recants verified true life stories about robbery, drug dealing, attempted murder, and imprisonment to finding his purpose through gang intervention all while racing against time to save his own life.