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Former No Limit Star C-Murder Declares Hunger Strike Protesting Prison Conditions (Audio)

Twenty years ago this March, No Limit Records rapper C-Murder released his platinum solo debut, Life Or Death. The TRU and 504 Boyz member (and brother of label founder Master P) was one of No Limit's homegrown New Orleans, Louisiana success stories. That career trajectory was derailed after the artist... Read more

Master P’s Documentary Tells The Real Story Of No Limit. Here’s The Trailer (Video)

In March of 1998, No Limit Records purchased the contract of Snoop Dogg from Death Row Records. It was a landmark move in a time when veteran Hip-Hop stars like LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., A Tribe Called Quest, Scarface, and Cypress Hill were franchise artists that stayed attached to the... Read more

20 Years Later, Rhyme & Reason Remains Rap Music’s Ultimate Backstage Pass (Video)

During the late 1990s, Hip-Hop was a seismic force that garnered mainstream recognition as a billion-dollar industry. The culture had invalidated scores of critics who dismissed it as a fad during the previous two decades. Hip-Hop achieved this while rewriting the rules of the music business and redefining the American... Read more

An Argument For Why Snoop Is The Greatest MC Of All-Time (Video)

Despite the fact that he is one of Rap music's most widely recognized faces, voices, and outright brands, somehow many overlook the lyrical merits of Snoop Dogg. For 25 years, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. has given Hip-Hop Heads different looks within one of the genre's most sprawling and versatile catalogs.... Read more

Mystikal Is Indicted For Rape & Kidnapping. Bond Set At $3 Million.

It has been more than 15 years since New Orleans, Louisiana rapper Mystikal released an album. With history on No Limit and Cash Money Records, one of the first mainstream-embraced Bounce artists has been making great music lately, alongside Mark Ronson, Mannie Fresh, and T.I. However, the 46-year-old born Michael... Read more

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... Read more

Master P Reunites The Highest Ranking No Limit Soldiers For Essence Fest (Video)

Master P calls Southern California home. However, New Orleans, Louisiana has always been the source of inspiration to the founder of No Limit Records. This weekend, P returned to the city that raised him for Essence Fest. One of the headlining acts, P brought out some of the past No... Read more

Snoop Dogg’s Dippin’ From Death Row To No Limit May Have Saved His Career & Life (Audio)

In early 1998, Snoop Dogg left Death Row Records for No Limit. In a reported $4 million deal brokered by Priority Records, the Long Beach, California MC went from the breakout star signed by Dr. Dre at the top of the decade to the key acquisition of the reigning independent... Read more

Master P Has Advice For Lil Wayne & Birdman And Says He & Wayne Have A New Record (Video)

On August 27, Lil Wayne organized and performed at the second annual Lil' Weezyana Festival in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Embraced by an adoring crowd, he made his ongoing dispute with former music and business partner Birdman known, saying "fuck Cash Money," resulting in an uproarious response from... Read more

Snoop Dogg Is Finally Being Recognized For The Hip-Hop Legend He Is

In April of 1992, Snoop Dogg burst onto the Rap scene thanks to the title single from the Deep Cover soundtrack. The Long Beach, California MC with the smooth flow, seemingly effortless delivery, and calm demeanor in tight circumstances became an instant sensation. After playing a crucial role on Dr. Dre's... Read more

Snoop Dogg Discusses How Master P Saved Him From Death Row & Changed His Life

Although he has since reconciled with Suge Knight, there was a time when things between Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records were literally deadly serious. Shortly after Tupac's murder in 1996, Snoop wanted to make peace with Bad Boy Records and end the East Coast/West Coast beef once and for... Read more

Curren$y & Juvenile Come Together As 2 New Orleans Masters Of Rhyme (Audio)

Curren$y and Juvenile are two proven journeymen of the New Orleans, Louisiana movement. Each MC has worked on at least two illustrious labels, been part of storied groups, and built dynamic catalogs that move minds and clubs alike. Teaming with Brooklyn, New York producer Harry Fraud, Spitta and Juvy come... Read more

Queen Latifah To Play Master P’s Mom In Upcoming Biopic

Master P is moving forward with his biopic. The No Limit Records founder and multi-platinum rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana has announced an Academy Award-nominated actor (and peer) attached to the King Of The South: The Ice Cream Man film: Queen Latifah. Speaking with HipHopDX, Percy Miller confirmed the casting.... Read more

Kxng Crooked Celebrates Those That Came Before Him As He Plots His Future (Video)

On Februay 12, Kxng Crooked and Statik Selektah released their collaboration album, Statik Kxng. The album was filled with Statik's hard beats and Crooked's complex rhymes, as they took Hip-Hop back to the basics. "Let's Go," featuring Termanology, was one of the album's standout tracks, and now Statik Crook' have... Read more

Master P Says He Saved Snoop Dogg’s Life, Wants Tyler Perry To Direct Biopic (Video)

To a skeptic, Master P's upcoming biopic King Of The South may appear to too closely follow the success of Straight Outta Compton. With No Limit built upon much of the Ruthless model, and TRU following N.W.A., one could argue that the New Orleans, Louisiana rapper/mogul/actor is simply pulling a... Read more

Mr. Serv-On Says He, Master P & 1990s No Limit Soldiers Will Tour Together

Between 1996 and 2002, No Limit Records released a number of platinum, gold, and chart-topping albums. Master P's label, featuring a number of home-grown talents (TRU, Mr. Serv-On, Mia X, Skull Duggery) would sprout to include Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, and Young Bleed. Launched in 1991, the label would be instrumental... Read more

Mystikal & Mark Ronson’s New Visual is Kinda Wrong…But It Feels Right (Video)

In the days when networks were still havens for the music video, it took a lot to command rotation. These days, visuals live online—where they also live forever. In that school of thought, artists often tend to favor quantity over quality, knowing that a view is a view. Mark Ronson,... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 3): Snoop Dogg vs. Guru…Who You Got

We have reached the third round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). With 42 MCs remaining, we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Bun B vs. Mystikal…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

Master P Won’t Feed Into The Cash Money “Power”-Play, But Gets TRU About Family (Video)

In the course of his career, Master P has never been big on beef. The No Limit Records founder and former CEO (Romeo now holds that position) guarded 2Pac's legacy in the late '90s, and made some controversial moves against the competition (making a movie called Hot Boys, etc.), but... Read more

Master P Addresses the Rumors about Signing Lil Wayne to No Limit Records (Video)

Master P's recent collaboration with Lil Wayne on "Power" set the Internet on fire. The song featuring the two legendary MCs who helped put the South on the map was historic in its own right. However, given Lil Wayne's very public dissatisfaction with Cash Records as of late, their working... Read more

Snoop Dogg Signs With Pharrell, Again, For An Album Called…Bush

UPDATE: Following October 2014's news that Snoop and Pharrell were back in business together (read below), some details have emerged on the forthcoming album. To be titled Bush, is due in March, 2015. Snoop reportedly confirmed this last night (January 7) at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some... Read more

Do Remember: TRU & C-Bo – That’s How We Break Bread (Audio)

In truth, it's been a pretty quiet decade for Master P. For the most part, the No Limit Records founder seems to have chosen a pathway out of the Rap-Race rat-race, living the good life in that Southern California sun. Although P has developed some new acts at No Limit,... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Snoop Dogg vs. MJG…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

Master P Releases His Power No Limit/Young Money Collabo with Lil Wayne (Audio)

Master P shook up the Hip-Hop world last week when he announced he and Lil Wayne were working on a song together, representing a No Limit and Cash Money/Young Money collaboration of the highest order. Today (1/4), he releases the song, which is their first ever collaboration. It's aptly-titled "Power."... Read more

Lil Wayne to Release a Song With…Master P. Catch the Snippet (Video)

In the same two-week span that saw LL Cool J and Canibus set aside more than 17 years of differences, another Hip-Hop beef may be coming to an end. Lil Wayne and Master P have never exactly been nemeses, New Orleans, Louisiana has played host to a longstanding rivalry between... Read more

If James Brown Were A Rapper In 2014, He’d Sound Like Mystikal On This Funky Number (Audio)

With his own YMCMB debut, Original, on seeming delay, Mystikal has been a bit mysterious since leaving prison. While he's been at work with Mannie Fresh, and made some Rich Gang appearances, the 1990s star and onetime No Limit free agent acquisition is certainly quiet, relatively speaking. Mark Ronson, the... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Juvenile vs. Mystikal…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Pen & Pixel: See The Illustrators That Changed The Face Of Southern Rap In The ’90s (Video)

In the 1990s, if you were a Southern Rap Head, chances are, you bought an album with artwork designed by Pen & Pixel. From No Limit to Cash Money, Suave House to Priority Records, this team of digital artists executed the grandiose visions of the artists looking to make their... Read more

Dr. Dre Is Reportedly Back In The Studio With An Old Friend/West Coast O.G., But Who?

Dr. Dre has worked with plenty of legendary peers behind the boards, and made plenty more. Compton's favorite Doctor has shared the swivel chairs in the studio with the likes of Eminem, Mike Dean, DJ Quik, Warren G, Daz Dillinger, Sam Sneed, Chris "The Glove" Taylor, DJ Pooh, Mel-Man, DJ... Read more

What’s Master P Sounding Like In 2014? He’s Linked With Game’s Producers (Audio)

Early this month, AFH looked at the understated impact Master P and No Limit Records had on Hip-Hop. Moreover, the published essay stresses that P's influence will ring strong in the road ahead, especially as the onetime mogul plots a comeback. Well, not even two weeks later, P's giving us... Read more