Master P

Get Away Clean

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Master P's earliest full-length release -- originally issued in 1991 on No Limit Records (catalog number NLR 1001) in association with In-a-Minute Records and later reissued in 1998 -- Get Away Clean documents the era when No Limit was based in Richmond, CA, rather than down South. About half the songs feature Tru (a loosely assembled group at the time) and the other half feature Master P solo. Though Get Away Clean doesn't boast impressive production values, or especially inventive rapping, for that matter, it does boast a lawless attitude very much influenced by N.W.A and the other early West Coast gangsta rap acts of the time. Fellow Bay Area rap collective E-40 and the Click are a good comparison, as they emerged around the same time. Considered a rare novelty item nowadays, Get Away Clean is where it all began -- Master P and his eventual No Limit empire, that is.

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