How different would hip hop history gone down if Tupac Shakur had signed with No Limit Records instead of Death Row?
In an interview with HipHopDX, Master P revealed that during the early ’90s, he was in talks with Pac about signing the rapper to his No Limit label. This was when Pac was still based in Oakland, and No Limit was still an up-star independent label based in Richmond, California.
Prior to signing to Death Row in ’95, Pac was on Interscope Records where he released 2Pacalypse Now, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., Thug Life: Volume 1 and Me Against the World. Who knows how things would have turned out if he was on No Limit instead.
“To be honest wit’chu, at one time, I was thinking about signing Tupac,” Master P recalled. “[Tupac] was liking the movement of what we was doing but we wasn’t fully there yet.”
“Everybody was interested in No Limit. I don’t think there was one person in the music business that wasn’t interested in being a part of that movement.”