Top Five Essential No Limit Soldier Tracks
With yesterday being Veteran's Day, we at the Weekly were reminded of how the late 90s wouldn't have been the same without the contributions of Master P's No Limit Soldiers. From their beginnings in California through their rise to national prominence with some of New Orleans' finest, No Limit Records was one of the decade's most undeniable rap juggernauts. From their army motif to their basketball cameos to their memorable cover arts, No Limit's unforgettable imagery almost overshadows how great some of the label's output truly was. It is with a combination of "UGHHHHHHHHHs!" and "NA-NA NA-NAAAAAAAAAs" that we look back at the No Limit soldier essentials.
5. Tru f/ Mia-X "I'm Bout It, Bout It" 1995
The first truly monster hit for the label, Tru (AKA "The Real Untouchables")'s "I'm Bout It, Bout It" was an inescapable hit that catapulted the foreboding New Orleans sound into the gangsta rap soundscape. The song became No Limit's original flagship hit, spawning P's first direct-to-video full-length movie of the same name, as well as a tribute cover from Cam'Ron's group The Diplomats years later.
4. Soulja Slim f/ The No Limit Soldiers - "NL Party" 1998
The closing track off his debut album Give It 2 Em Raw, Soulja Slim's "NL Party" captured the type of energy that the label's gigantic posse cuts always brought to their releases. With P cranking out new No Limit albums like Pokemon, fans loved getting their first glimpses at their No Limit favorites as well as the label's future stars on every release.