Album: Ghetto D
Label: No Limit
A roll-call posse cut for No Limit's very diverse roster, "Make 'Em Say Ugh" is a "soldiers don't die" battle-rap anthem for the ages, anchored by P's gutteral catch phrase, "ughhh." Though the hook solidified P's role as a Southern hero, the growl was anathema to a very vocal minority of up-north conservatives. The irony is that P actually swiped the line from an old-school Harlem record—Masterdon Committee's 1982 hit "Funk Box Party." Once again New Orleans rap proved more reverent (or at least aware) of hip-hop's early forefathers than most New York rappers ever did.