Major Players: Rappers Who Went from Indies to Majors

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  • Kid Ink
  • E-40
  • Master P
  • Gucci Mane
  • Slim Thug
  • Mac Miller
  • Wiz Khalifa, Rostrum Records
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Little Brother
  • Murs
  • Talib Kweli
  • Too Short, Too $hort
  • Brother Ali

Master P (No Limit Records to Priority)

Master P turned an indie into a major. Kickstarting his career by releasing his and others’ albums through his own No Limit Records out of his car, the New Orleans native eventually partnered with Priority to release his own and his label’s albums. The results were chart-topping.

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