Trick Daddy, Trina, Silkk The Shocker, and Xscape Pay Tribute To Jermaine Dupri & Master P (Video)
Last night (September 18), VH1’s Hip Hop Honors saluted the “game-changers” of the 1990s. Celebrating a decade remembered for bringing the music of southern cities like Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis to the mainstream, it fit that Hip Hop Honors paid tribute to Jermaine Dupri and Master P. Not only did J.D. and P become household names and chart-toppers, their So So Def and No Limit empirical imprints (respectively) became breeding grounds for new talent.
Some of those very acts took the stage for a medley of hits. TRU and 504 Boyz member Silkk The Shocker appeared for “Make ‘Em Say Ugh,” the crossover Ghetto D hit. That album, sold in orange jewel cases, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary (September 2). Romeo, P’s son and heir to No Limit, also performed. In July, “The Ice Cream Man” reunited many of his ’90s No Limit soldiers at New Orleans’ Essence Fest.
Xscape rocked their 1993 hit “Just Kickin’ It.” Meanwhile, two beneficiaries of Jermaine and Percy’s trailblazing, Trick Daddy and Trina performed breakthrough hit “Naan.” Products of Slip-n-Slide Records, these two artists bridged the gap in Miami between “Booty Bass”-era 2 Live Crew with the modern sound of S-n-S alums, Pitbull and Rick Ross.