Trel may already be D.C.’s most influential rapper, but he’s thrown his weight behind what used to be one of the country’s most influential hip-hop labels: Master P‘s No Limit, one of the driving forces behind southern hip-hop’s ascent in the ’90s. Since last year, Trel has been working with P, the New Orleans legend who announced an imminent Trel partnership in November as part of No Limit’s revamp.
In January, No Limit’s status went from “it’s complicated” to “in a relationship” with Trel, as the D.C. rapper popped up on P’s comeback mixtape, Al Capone. The combination of P, Trel, and Atlanta’s Alley Boy didn’t lack for chemistry, and it showed that this rebuilt No Limit Records promises to be just as focused on Southern street music as that tape, despite P’s time off and maturity as a businessman.
Now, P’s burgeoning clique has gone even more legit: Tuesday, the triumvirate became official with the release of another mixtape, New World Order, under the moniker Louie V Mob. So it’s official: D.C.’s buzziest rapper has joined a trap-rap supergroup. The tape features cameos from mob bosses like E-40 and Gucci Mane.
Check out Friday’s DMV Beats column for a review, and listen to the tape after the jump. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to slip on a ski mask and find my crowbar.