No Limit Greatest Hits

No Limit Greatest Hits

     
 

Born out of a record store in Richmond, CA, and then moved to New Orleans, Master P's No Limit Records ruled the hip-hop underground in the mid-'90s by churning out a ridiculous amount of releases, each promoting upcoming titles, which was a bold marketing move at the time. Low production costs always kept the label's bottom line healthy, and soon the company was… See more details below

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Born out of a record store in Richmond, CA, and then moved to New Orleans, Master P's No Limit Records ruled the hip-hop underground in the mid-'90s by churning out a ridiculous amount of releases, each promoting upcoming titles, which was a bold marketing move at the time. Low production costs always kept the label's bottom line healthy, and soon the company was branching into the world of movies and even toys. Right about the time the Master P doll was released -- you could pull his string and make him go "ugggghhhhh!" -- things started to go south, and by 2004, the label -- which had already become nearly every hip-hop critic's favorite punching bag -- had gone bankrupt from overextending itself and signing just about anybody with a sneer. P moved on to Koch and created The New No Limit, but things were never the same, as the two-CD No Limit Greatest Hits proves. According to the credits, Master P isn't involved in the selection of these tracks, but the compiling was obviously done by some real No Limit soldiers who reach well past the big names: Master P, Snoop Dogg, Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder, and Mystikal. Hearing the forgotten Fiend's excellent, over-the-top "Mr. Whomp Whomp" is evidence that No Limit predicted the crunk craze of 2004-2005, and while ridiculous moments like "Where the Little Souljas At?" from pre-teen gangstas Lil Soldiers or the syrupy "Picture U & Me Are" from Mo B. Dick are embarrassing enough that P wouldn't have picked them, they are fun reminders of what a wacky and scrappy empire No Limit was. There's also some real heat pulled off long-lost compilations and soundtracks, and the big five's output for the label is whittled down to the most necessary tracks, although Snoop's time at the label was short and there's an argument to made that C-Murder is underrepresented. For fans of true gutter music, there are still some early albums to acquire, but the clichéd "the only No Limit you'll ever need" does apply for the casual hip-hop fan. Better liner notes and some photographs -- there are absolutely none included -- would have been nice, but otherwise this is a great snapshot of the label that taught everyone else how to exploit the underground and released some great gangsta music along the way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/2006
Label:
Priority Records
UPC:
0094636955421
catalogNumber:
69554

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I'm Bout It, Bout It  -  Tru
  2. Y'all Ain't Ready Yet  -  Mystikal
  3. Bounce Dat Azz  - Silkk the Shocker
  4. Gangstafied  -  Kane & Abel
  5. The Shocker  -  Masterpiece
  6. Make 'Em Say Ugh  - Silkk the Shocker
  7. He Did That  - Silkk the Shocker
  8. Ain't No Limit  - Silkk the Shocker
  9. Where the Little Souljas At?  -  Lil Soldiers
  10. Soldier Party  - Master P
  11. No Limit Soldiers II  -  Magic
  12. Whatcha Wanna Do  -  Mia
  13. Mr. Whomp Whomp  -  Fiend
  14. NL Party  -  Trenitty
  15. Assassin  - Big Ed
  16. It's Your Thing  -  Mercedes
  17. Down 4 My N's  -  Magic

Disc 2

  1. It Ain't My Fault, Pt. 2  - Silkk the Shocker
  2. Hot Boys and Girls  -  Kane & Abel
  3. Bring It On  -  C-Murder
  4. I Miss My Homies  - Silkk the Shocker
  5. I Got the Hook Up!  -  Sons of Funk
  6. Ice on My Wrist  -  Magic
  7. Bitch Please  -  Xzibit
  8. Hoody Hooo  - Silkk the Shocker
  9. Picture U & Me  - Mo B. Dick
  10. How Ya Do Dat  - Young Bleed
  11. Take My Pain  - Silkk the Shocker
  12. Like a Jungle  -  C-Murder
  13. Lay Low  -  Butch Cassidy Sound System
  14. Shake It Like a Dog  -  PNC
  15. Wobble Wobble  -  Krazy
  16. My Baby  - Lil' Romeo
  17. That's Cool  -  Trina

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mo B. Dick   Background Vocals
O'Dell   Background Vocals
Ms. Peaches   Vocals

Technical Credits

Master P   Producer
Dr. Dre   Producer
Leroy "Precise" Edwards   Producer
Mia   Composer
Skull Duggrey   Composer
Kane & Abel   Composer
Tom Recchion   Art Direction
C-Loc   Composer
Craig B.   Producer
KLC   Producer
Mo B. Dick   Producer
Carlos Stephens   Producer
Mike Elizondo   Producer
Big Ed   Composer
MP   Producer
O'Dell   Producer
Lil Soldiers   Composer
Larry D.   Producer
Hex Luger   Producer
Mike Baiardi   Mastering
Myke Diesel   Producer
Game   Author
Donald "XL" Robertson   Producer
June Brulee   Liner Notes
Chantel   Producer

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