Local To Global: Nine Homegrown Hip-Hop Crews

By: 08.07.12  •  27 Comments

No Limit Soldiers

Key Members: Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Fiend, C-Murder, Mystikal, E-A-Ski, Steady Mobb’N, Mia X, Kane & Abel, Tre-8, Young Bleed, Mac, Big Ed, Beats By The Pound & Mr. Serv-On.

Legacy: Aside from just coming up together in the wards of New Orleans, Master P and his army of No Limit soldiers were the blueprint for independent success in Hip-Hop. On the flip side, the TRU tank also happens to encapsulate the perfect example of how even the most successful labels can fall apart if they grow too fast. After the Miller brothers founded their renowned label with local talent, then grinded their way into a groundbreaking distribution deal with Priority records, Percy ruined the label via unnecessary signings and business ventures. Now, the former “Ice Cream Man” is on Nickelodeon more than the radio, and his army has dispersed across the board.

Highlights: TRU Feat. Mia X – “Bout It, Bout It,” Master P Feat. Mystikal, Fiend, Mia X & Silkk Tha Shocker – “Make Em Say Uhh!,” TRU Feat. Mia X & Mo B. Dick – “I Always Feel Like” & Young Bleed Feat. C-Loc & Master P – “How Ya Do Dat”

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