18. To The Death, M.O.P.
Listening to M.O.P. is like subjecting yourself to threats of getting bashed in the face with a glass bottle—thrilling, though intimidating. Their debut LP To The Death was produced entirely by the unheralded DR Period (save the final track) and features sleepers like “Ring Ding” and “Blue Steel” as well as the single that first put them on via House Party 3, “How About Some Hardcore?” The album received little promo on the indie label Select Records, motivating M.O..P. to sign with Relativity for their next joint, but nonetheless, To The Death signals the beginning of Brownsville’s most feared rap group.