Nipsey Hussle, a longtime fan of Master P, believes the No Limit Records founder doesn’t always get the credit his contributions to Hip Hop deserve.
During a recent interview with Billboard, the All Money In boss explained what P and his No Limit Records imprint meant to him as an up-and-coming artist and expressed his disappointment for the lack of credit for P.
“[No Limit Records] were dropping every week,” he said. “You didn’t have to see the back and see the logo — you could see the artwork and know it’s a No Limit release. They branded an image. Master P was an innovator in so many different ways. Puff gets his credit. Dame and Jay get their credit. Ruff Ryders, Irv Gotti and Chris Gotti, they get their credit. P don’t get his credit, man.”
P and his No Limit Records imprint — one of Hip Hop’s most prolific labels — dropped countless projects during the late ‘90s from artists such as Snoop Dogg, C-Murder and Soulja Slim. In Nipsey’s mind, P was essentially too successful.
“This is my opinion and I could be dead wrong: He got so successful in music,” he added. “He was the first to do it the way he did it. He put his kids on — he put Romeo on. He turned into a businessman. He did films. He burned the game out. He maxed out. I don’t know if he just got tired of the game. It’s like Jordan, like a ‘I’ve done everything, so what else I’ma do?’ You know the accolades. He was worth a hundred mil in his 20s. He broke the bank. I think maybe he needed to take a breath, but when he took a breath, somebody else stepped into the forefront.”
Nipsey also thinks P’s family commitments, which include his brother, C-Murder, getting a life sentence for murder — may have affected him.
“You know, we got short memories, man. All of us do,” he continued. “Puff figured out how to keep going without making music. I think P was grinding on his investments and put his kids on. Romeo came and popped. Then, Master P’s brother went to jail for a long time and that affects you when somebody that close to you catches a case. I respect what he did, man. He put his family on. He did everything like a boss. You gotta salute Master P.”
Watch Nipsey’s appearance on HipHopDX’s Soulful Sundays below.
Source: Hip Hop DX