Album: Trapped in Crime
Label: No Limit
Though No Limit's successes were undoubtedly fueled by Master P's impeccable business mind, the label's secret weapon on the musical side was Beats by the Pound. A team of mostly bounce-bred producers and musicians—KLC, Mo B. Dick, Craig B., C-Los, and O'Dell—they moved quickly and efficiently, churning out hundreds of beats for the label's assembly line, all the while perfecting their stripped-down but aggressive sound. C-Murder's "Down for My N's" might be their quintessential production, with its pure, unfiltered military stomp that's guaranteed to turn any club riotous.