20 years ago, today Master P released what was supposed to be his final album. Da Last Don turned out to be a double album as it followed his most successful project, Ghetto D. As we all know, he dropped another the following year, Only God Can Judge Me. MP Da Last Don went on to sell over 4 million copies. Many people didn’t give Master P his props then because there’s always some hatred towards the south. Master P has always been one of my favorite rappers, not for his lyricism but his ability to make good music. Master P went on a good 4-5 year run where he dropped nothing but heat. From Down South Hustlers, I’m Bout It Soundtrack, numerous No Limit albums and all the way to here. You can’t deny the impact P had and continues to have as he gets his proper respect.
The first disc featured Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mia X, Mystikal, Snoop Dogg, Silkk the Shocker, E-40, Sons of Funk, Fiend, Mac and Soulja Slim. The album opened with the title track and P went off on that joint. Honestly, this one I can start from the beginning and play it all the way through. My favorite tracks from this disc is the title track, Till We Dead and Gone, Ghetto Got Me Trapped, Ride, Streets Keep Me Rollin, Black and White, Dear Mr. President and Mama Raised Me. Master P dropped a video for Thinkin Bout U, which featured Mia X and Mo B. Dick.
On Disc 2, it contained my favorite track off the album and one of my favorite Master P joints. Eternity featured C-Murder and Mr. Serv On and it was featured at the end of I Got the Hookup. UGK, Ghetto Commission, Steady Mobbin, Snoop Dogg, Magic, Silkk the Shocker, Mac, Sons of Funk, Fiend, Mystikal and Kane & Abel appeared on Disc 2. More 2 Life, Ghetto Life, Let’s Get Em, Goodbye to My Homies, Welcome to My City and Ghetto Love are my favorites from Disc 2. On Ghetto Life, which featured UGK, Pimp C spit one of his best verses ever to finish up the track.
All in all, this was a dope project from Master P and if were to retire afterwards, he would’ve went out on a great note. I’d put Ghetto D and Ice Cream Man ahead of this one, but it doesn’t take away how good Da Last Don is. Between Ice Cream Man, Ghetto D and Da Last Don, Master P had a nice run as one of the leaders in hip hop during that time. If you follow southern hip hop, you have no excuse in not having this one in your collection. If you don’t, here’s the link to Spotify to add the album to your list. You can also stream the album above as you should bump this if you haven’t or even heard it in a long time.
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