I’m not sure what caused it, but I’m glad it happened. This past weekend, I found myself on a No Limit kick. Given the Tank’s history as of the past decade, Master P’s brainchild sometimes fails to receive the credit it deserves. But anyone who was around to appreciate the music when it was as in-demend as anything at the moment, they’ll tell you P and crew were a force to be reckoned with.
Percy’s “Ice Cream Man” is a classic on so many levels. There was the all-white outfit P donned. There was the sight of C-Murder as a free man. There was the Zack Morris cell phone. Then, more than anything, there were the lyrics which reflected the hustle, muscle, and intensity which came to define not only the New Orleans streets, but P’s business approach.
Seriously though, listen to the lyrics. P laid down so much game it’s not even funny. And if you’re really paying attention, his influence on rap music is still more than apparent. No, I’m not talking about that song with Kirko Bangz either. Mid-to-late’90s Master P truly was one of the most special artists in Hip-Hop history. Bet that.