KOOL JOHN: Too $hort is a Bay Area icon. I remember first hearing “Gettin’ It” when I was a kid, and then as I got older, I loved the jazzy beat and the words behind it. The message is to stay motivated, keep going, progress in life and don’t let nothing stop you. He was basically saying, “When the getting is good, you should be getting it.” It kept me focused when I was starting to take my music and my brand serious. Whenever I was feeling down, I put that song on.