If the legendary Master P isn’t a Hip-Hop visionary, we’re not sure who is. The No Limit name dominated the industry in the 90’s and early 2000's, and Mr. Percy Miller is responsible for gifting us with some of the catchiest records in music history. Though No Limit wasn't the first Southern label to gain national attention, they proved to be the most influential of the region's breakthrough acts, setting both a business model and an aesthetic for the artists and labels that followed.
As an ode to the No Limit label, Master P, and the living legacy he’s established, here are 5 of our favorite Master P hits (with videos):
#5 "Ooohhhwee" (2001)
As you may have already realized, Master P has a thing for spelling out his song titles the way he'd pronounce them. The track quickly became on of the earliest Southern Hip-Hop anthems, and the music video was an absolute must-watch.
#4 "I Got The Hook Up" (1998)
"I got the hook-up, Holla if you here me!" Jam-packed with random adlibs, the chart-topping single also doubled as the soundtrack to the 1998 film, also titled "I got the Hook Up," which Master P both stared in and directed.
#3 "I Miss My Homies"(1997)
The thought-provoking thug-ballad had the potential to make even the toughest gangster shed a tear. If you've ever missed someone who's passed away, you may need to grab a box of Kleenex before pressing play.
#2 "Mr. Ice Cream Man" (1996)
Ah, P's early pocket-fulla-stones anthem. Not only was this a beatiful, metahporic play on the life of a dope man, it also sparked a minor beef with the Bay Area artist Yukmouth of The Luniz, who released an "Ice Cream Man" track a few years prior.
#1"Make Em' Say Uhh!" ft. Fiend, Mia X, Mystikal & Silkk (1997)
Not only did we get one of the best collaborative tracks of the 90's, hip-hop fans all over the world had a new favorite ad-lib. Thanks, Master P!