Album: The Bloody City
Producer: Mannie Fresh
Kilo G was the first Cash Money artist, signed to the label when he was only 15 years old. While most of the city had been overtaken by bounce music, Kilo G's style was more reflective of the more shocking street rap style of acts like the Geto Boys. While his debut didn't do too much damage locally, his follow-up, The Bloody City, added an essential ingredient to the mix: Mannie Fresh. With Fresh behind the boards, Kilo G's second album was one of the most successful in Cash Money at that point.
Released in 1995 with guest spots from Cash Money rappers like Tec-9 and Lil Slim, as well as a couple of rising stars named Pimp C and Bun B, it became a New Orleans gangster rap classic. The harrowing title track, which closes out the album and features a spazzing Mr. Ivan and future No Limit signee Skull Duggary, is one of the album's more blistering cuts, but the entire release is worth seeking out. Sadly, two years later, Kilo G was gunned down outside of his house in New Orleans' 7th Ward.