The first album we listened to on the way to Nashville was Kane and Abel’s “Am I My Brother’s Keeper.” This is an album that I don’t remember to well. The only thing that stuck with me was that I wasn’t a huge fan of Kane and Abel. This go round showed me why I don’t remember it. Kane and Abel are kind of boring. They don’t really have cool choruses. The twin rapping thing isn’t really a fun gimmick because it just means that most of the time they rap in unison, but 90% of No Limit songs are overdubbed. Also in retrospect it is hard to really get in to the album when I know that these guys went to jail for 3 years for refusing to work with prosecutors to bring down a drug kingpin who was accused of murder.
All that being said though, I love the song Greens, Cornebread, & Cabbage. It has a super fun chorus, a still kind of engaged Master P guesting and a pretty neat beat that kind of feels like springs or worms or something.
The second album we listened to was the Mean Green Compilation. I also didn’t remember this one, but Trew assured me that it was one of the better ones. I totally agree after this go through. I liked that each song had a different set of artists so it never got stale. It kicked off with a really badass MAC and Fiend Duet. These are two of the most solid No Limit rappers and I really felt like they nailed it.
The highlight of the album is Mystikal song called “Thats the Nigga.” This song is just straight up full on crazy. There are no other guest stars and it contains some awesome lines like:
I throw em off, I’m two scoops for coo coo
I swoosh through your froot loops, poo poo in your fubu
That’s right Mystikal is saying that he is going to come to your house, knock over your froot loops, and shit on your clothes. But he isn’t done because once he is in your house he is also going to:
Stop your water turn off your gas cut off your lights
Move you out, cut your grass, watch your kids, fuck your wife
And if he hadn’t already ruined your life enough Mystikal is also wants you to know this about him:
I’m the thief in the night that slide your drawers off ya
It sucks that Mystikal has to ruin your life, but at least he left you such a cool song to remember it by.