The 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album was a ghetto guttar album with explicit lyrics from the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. The 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album was a family affair all right. In fact some of the rappers including his own son outshine Master P. Unfortunately for Master P, his own son outshines his father on each song that he is featured on such as Ghetto Ballin and Back On Top.
The album cover for 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ was designed by the legendary graphic design firm Pen N Pixel. They were responsible for designing the wonderful album cover. They used the standard all caps in all capital letters.
504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ was one of The New No Limit Records albums that was supposed to be released by The New No Limit Records on the date of June 18, 2002. However that album never released as originally planned and intended. Or released on the intended release date.
The 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album was first advertised in the 2000 album Snoop Dogg – Tha Last Meal next to the order form. The album was originally supposed to be released on April 24, 2000. However this did not happen as Master P wanted to rebrand No Limit Records and change his style.
The 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album was later advertised in the 2001 compilation album West Coast Bad Boyz : Poppin Collars in the COMING SOON section with Magic’s album and Lil Romeo’s second album with a release date for June 18, 2002. However that did not happen for whatever the reason(s) might have been. However that The 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album released on a different release date from the intended original release date with a in a totally different style with a revamped sound.
Here is what happened to the 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album.
504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ was intended to be a ghetto guttar album with explicit lyrics from the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana. However Universal Records had Master P tone down the subject material on the album because they thought the music was too explicit to release and distribute on their label. This caused the release date to be pushed back and have the album title 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ renamed to the more commercial sounding 504 Boyz – Ballers album instead.
Some of the songs that were recorded for the 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album such as War, Get Back, Everywhere I Go, Holla, and Who Run This were used on the 504 Boyz – Ballers album. The songs containing gangsta rap remain unreleased.
The 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album was released as the commercialized 504 Boyz – Ballers album on December 10, 2002. This was the same album that had the pop rap hit Tight Whips. That album was completely different from the 504 Boyz – Ghetto Ballin’ album. Master P shifted towards releasing albums with more of a commercial pop rap sound from him, Lil Romeo, and 504 Boyz.
Everywhere I Go is about how people are always constantly asking Curren$y questions. Curren$y has to deal with haters and naysayers everywhere he goes. All because he flows so tight. Ezell Swang produced Everywhere I Go which was used on the 2002 album 504 Boyz – Ballers.
A lot of niggas are saying they don’t like Curren$y because he flows so tightly, His wrist wear glows so brightly. But Curren$y ain’t gonna quit. Niggas know he goes hard in the paint. He won’t settle for shit.
You might see Curren$y on the block pull up in a 720′ Bentley with a drop or doing donuts in a Viper. He probably won’t quit until he burns the grip off his tires.
Curren$y is going to take a vacation with a couple of honeys on the yacht today. And later on tonight. Curren$y is the don of this rap shit. His album is going platinum. Y’all niggas is going double plastic. Shit will get tragic if one of you fools choose to make him use his automatic. You don’t want to hear the sounds of click-clack-blow. He is here to show you how he gets down.
Now everywhere he goes people ask constantly ask him questions such as where he lives for. He tells the people who ask him questions, “Money, hoes and clothes is all a nigga know. And when I get my chips, you know what I’m a go and get. A house and kicks. And a couple of whips.”
Now when he pulls up niggas running like Trans cars. That’ll buck backwards in a black Jaguar. You niggas is actors. Hot Spitter is the truth. Curren$y sets fire to the mic, when he step in the booth of the recording studio. There is no one like Curren$y around town in New Orleans, Louisiana.
You don’t want none of Curren$y because he is the man. Why do you niggas want to rhyme like Curren$y? You can’t spit like you lost just a life or a grand. Watch the women run behind his jeep when he leaves the recording studio. Now peep him. Stay smooth and calm.
With Me was a duo track with Choppa and Curren$y. Master P featured on this track also.
Now Choppa be marching like a soldier with No Limit army right behind him. On that Westbank is where you might find him. He’s all about getting that dolla. mHe can pull a Prada model, t-shirt holla wobble wobble. Later during the beginning of the song is where Choppa is at the club. He pops a bottle at the bar. The henny is turning green after being mixed.
We in the club pop a bottle, at the bar
Tell your girl stop tripping, she could holla at a star
Hypnotic in the car, is all I need to get mean
We could mix it
Like one say, left to the right right, to the left left, to the right
Let me see you bounce with me, East to the West
North to the South, back to the house, come blow a ounce with me
[Hook – 2x]
All my soldiers with me (yeah)
All my whodis with me (yeah)
If you hustle hard for a nigga praying (yeah)
My soldierettes with me (yeah)
My independent women (yeah)
Them hoes hatin’ cause you looking good (hell yeah)
Things gets wild like New Orleans during Mardi Gras on the second verse. Read the lyrics below.:
Everybody throw your dranks up, soldiers throw your tanks up
Hit the flo’, wild out, everybody drink something
It’s your set, throw it up, show me where the fuck you from
What you drinking mix it with this, hit this weed and have some fun
Girls got they butts up, y’all know what’s up
We drinking this straight out the bottle, whodi put them cups up
I’m from the home of the Queen, that they call Anna
Who’s up next? Curren$y is! Curren$y came to represent New Orleans, Louisiana. He at gets a chance to showcase his lyrical skills. He showcases his lyrical abilities and skills with his rhymes.
Curren$y pulls up in a big truck on a set of twenty three’s (23 inch rims aka 23’s). He has $20,000 of cash in the pocket of his P. Miller jeans. Playa hatas are mad as they wish they could rid of him. He is always on the radio. He keeps the burner with him as he never on the streets without it. The women form a crowd around the limo as Curren$y hops out it.
And my money hell-a-long, cause I just got a check from P
Huh bitches to Hot Spitter, you fuck around if you want
And watch how quick a nigga, send you to the hospital
Stick this baretta to your braids, me and my soldiers
Sticking together like Franky Beverly and me
These lyrics showed how Curren$y was the hot spitta. “And my money hell-a-long, cause I just got a check from P/Huh bitches to Hot Spitter, you fuck around if you want”
Afficial explains why you don’t want to go to war with them on the self-explanatory track called War.
Y’all don’t wanna war with Afficial. When there’s beef, best believe they bust. Afficial can take it how you want it because they are thuggin over here. Pure, uncut, and raw butter over here.
The rap game was getting better this year. They done put P with Afficial which is something better in here. Afficial is in a league of their own. Something which is out of their price range and is not in their budget. You know they can’t spend that amount of money. You know it ain’t too hard to tell that every member of Afficial street team ain’t too far from jail. Members of Afficial are all quarterbacks and y’all gotta receive it.
Desperado writes his rhymes in the kitchen because his balls are cooking. He used to fuck average bitches and now the stars are looking. Niggas are scared and shook. He can tell by observing their faces
Desperado goes to court. The judge is dropping the case against Desperado. At least for now. Desperado’s name spread like the shells in the gauge. That’s why they can’t believe it. But they don’t catch that until a year later. Plus this burner to your head might make you lose your mind.
I write my rhymes in the kitchen cuz my balls is cookin
Used to fuck average bitches now the stars is looking
Niggas scared and they shook, I can tell by their face
Cuz we hard to figure out, like the lock to a safe
I go to court the judge dropping the case
No blood as soon as I kill a nigga then I’m moppin the place
And I’m quick to pop the 8, that’s just how I was raised
Desperado, name spread like the shells in the gauge
And age the major reason why they can’t believe it
But we all quarterbacks and y’all gotta receive it
But they don’t catch it till a year later
Minds kill, niggas lost so they gotta catch up like Hossfield
Your team don’t squeeze, guess what, mines will
Or stop till there’s a million a show like Seinfield
Plus we got the skill for this, any proven time
But this burner to your head, make you lose your mind nigga
S-Flames can feel the girls on his nuts about those Rolls and drops. Now it’s hard to get her off like a Heineken top. He’s got ten young boys on the block with them quarters. Nowadays he washes his car with spring water. You fucked up comin strong with the GOAT. If the Liberty Bell rung, it wouldn’t stop this fight. Get buck like Bugsy and his men go hard all night. Game over. Afficial in here.
S-Flames uses some clever wordplay here with these lyrics. “Why you just try to send your man to merc me/You can’t get rid of Flames, nickname is herpes”
This is the part of the song where things suddenly get dark. “See me face to face chump, watch me beat you like my son” These lyrics are highly disturbing and unsettling.
The song Ghetto Ballin’ was one of those bragging rights songs where Master P and the No Limit family are bragging and thuggin’ trying to get being back on top of the music industry which actually worked for a few of years until the bankruptcy in 2006. Unfortunately for Master P, his own son outshines his father on the song. The song was actually commercial sounding despite being on a ghetto guttar album with gangsta rap.
Back On Top is basically the same thing as the titular Ghetto Ballin’. Back On Top was another one of those bragging rights songs where Master P and the No Limit family are bragging and thuggin’ trying to get being back on top of the music industry. Unfortunately for Master P, his own son outshines his father on the song. Lil Romeo shows his new style on the song Back On Top. The song was actually commercial sounding unsurprisingly. The beats and lyrics are radio friendly.
The song What has that rough aggressive edge of street rap. This song is perfect to lift weights to. Too bad not a lot of people know about this song. The song had the old school down south flava.
I rate this album 5/5*****!