Master P

Mama's Bad Boy

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Another of Master P's early albums released in association with In-a-Minute Records, Mama's Bad Boy documents the Richmond, CA, era, before No Limit moved its operations to New Orleans. The album is billed to Master P and the Real Untouchables, a collective that evidently featured Calli G, Markest Bank, Daniel Fry, Silk (i.e., Silkk the Shocker), Sonya C, King George, C-Murder, Fonzo, and Big Ed. Many of these rappers would fall off the No Limit bandwagon in time, as eventually did all non-sibling members of the collective. Hardcore fans of No Limit will find this short-lived -- and little-documented -- lineup to be curiously different from the down-South roster. These are West Coast rappers, Master P included, and Mama's Bad Boy is clearly inspired by the California gangsta rap of the time, chiefly N.W.A. "I'm Going Big Time" and "Trust No Body" were released as singles.

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