After Death Row Records and Suave House kind of fell apart, No Limit Records jumped right in. During that time, Master P was putting out an album damn near every other week. The marketing during that time was top-notched because he advertised future releases on all the albums. During that time, the Source Magazine was popping, and he placed ads in those magazines also. Master P had so many artists and to be honest, all their albums was dope. On February 17, 1998, Silkk the Shocker dropped Charge It to the Game, his follow-up to his debut, The Shocker album. For this album, Silkk the Shocker went in a totally different direction from his Shocker album. It seems like he went for some commercial success with his lead single, Just Be Straight with Me. The single was released about three weeks before the album dropped.
As you can see, that was a dope track and that’s when I was introduced to Destiny’s Child. The track also featured Silkk the Shocker’s brother, Master P. The single had minor success, but it didn’t take off like I thought it would. The album reached platinum status in a little over a month, but the next single took off for Silkk the Shocker. It Ain’t My Fault was the follow-up single and it featured Mystikal, as the track went on to be #1 in the Billboard Charts for Hot Rap Singles. Anytime you put those two together, you’re going to get some good music out of them. During that period, I was hoping they’d collaborate on an album, but it never happened. Either way, the track was crazy, and you can only imagine how the video turned out.
Besides the artists mentioned above, Charge It to the Game featured a slew of other artists. 8Ball, Snoop Dogg, Mia X, C-Murder, Fiend, Mac, Big Ed, Kane & Abel and TRU also appeared on the album. Charge It to the Game is by far the best album Silkk the Shocker. Despite, some people making jokes about his rap style, you can’t deny this was a great album. I’m A Soldier, Give Me the World, Throw Yo Hood Up, If I Don’t Gotta and Mama Always Told Me are some standout tracks. Who Can I Trust, Let Me Hit It, How Many Niggas, Who I Be, and Me & You are other great tracks. 20 years later, this album still knocks and it’s a must to be in your collection. Check out the stream of the album below.
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