20. The Ghettos Trying To Kill Me!, Master P
Spice 1 was an adamant believer that Master P was wack and he bought all his own records, but that was probably a theory Spice formed once No Limit blew up. In ’94, Percy Miller was still a smalltime hustler in Richmond, California, and Ghettos Trying To Kill Me came at the tail end of his West Coast start.
The original version (it was rereleased in ’97) is the essential copy, as it contains classic songs like “Some Of These Hoes Jack” and “Study Being a Gangsta.” Other must-haves include “The Ghettos Tryin’ To Kill Me!” and “Hands Of A Dead Man,” where P claims that he got arrested with crack in his mouth but he’ll shit it out later. No sweat. He’s an imaginative rhymer with an unmistakable voice, and combined with swinging beats, he carves out a no-frills, dope ass street album.