Cash Money Records (1991-Present) // Founder: Birdman
No Limit Records (1990-2003) // Founder: Master P
Can you believe how ridiculous huge Cash Money still is and how utterly defunct No Limit is? Today’s Choice Is Yours is a battle between these two legendary (don’t deny it) rap labels, both of which were started by rappers with unique (cloudy, syrup obscured) vision, and each of which improbably claimed a place – however brief – at the heights of public consumption. For the sake of fairness and ease, in regards to Cash Money we’re going to be talking about the “first generation” as it were, so none of the current roster except for Wayne. This is most definitely not about pitting Young Bleed against Tyga.
But it IS about pitting Birdman AKA Baby AKA one half of Big Tymers against Master P AKA UGH AKA co-star of “Romeo!”. Or how about Mannie Fresh vs. Mystikal (who, come to think of it, was on both?), or young Wayne and Silkk The Shocker. I think we all know which label had better album art (Charge It To The Game being the king of the mountain), but which had better videos? Better vixens? Who has more influence on the rap game today (a harder question than you might think)? Where are C-Murder and Skull Duggery? Where is Jazze Pha and the surviving members of U.N.L.V. (RIP Yella Boy)? They’re both just so good. Choice is yours…- Whole Milk