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Nipsey Hussle Shares Theory About Why Master P Doesnt Get Enough Credit

Nipsey Hussle, a longtime fan Master P, believes the No Limit Records founder doesnt always get the credit his contributions to Hip Hop deserve.

During a recent interview with Billboard,the All Money In bossexplained what P and his No Limit Records imprint meant to him as an up-and-coming artist and expressed his disappointment for the lack credit for P.

No Limit Records]were dropping every week, he said. You didnt have to see the back and see the logo — you could see the artwork and know its 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 dont get his credit, man.

Nipsey Hussle Shares Theory About Why Master P Doesnt Get Enough Credit

P and his No Limit Records imprint one Hip Hops most prolific labels dropped countless projectsduring the late 90sfrom 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 dont know if he just got tired the game. Its like Jordan, like a Ive done everything, so what else Ima 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 Ps 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 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 Ps 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.