Nipsey Hussle, a longtime fan Master P, believes the No Limit Records founder doesnít 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 credit for P.
ďNo Limit Records]†were dropping every week,Ē he said. ďYou didnít have to see the back and see the logo — you could see the artwork and know itís 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 donít get his credit, man.Ē
P and his No Limit Records imprint ó one Hip Hopís most prolific labels ó dropped countless projects†during the late Ď90s†from artists such as Snoop Dogg, C-Murder and Soulja Slim. In Nipsey’s mind, P was essentially too successful.
ďThis is my opinion and I could be dead wrong:†He got so successful in music,Ē he added. ďHe 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 donít know if he just got tired the game. Itís like Jordan, like a ĎIíve done everything, so what else Iíma do?í 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.Ē
Nipsey also thinks Pís family commitments, which include his brother, C-Murder, getting a life sentence for murder ó may have affected him.
ďYou 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 Pís 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.Ē
Watch Nipsey’s appearance on HipHopDX’s Soulful Sundays below.