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Ice Cream Man
Master P
Ice Cream Man
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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All Artists: Master P
Title: Ice Cream Man
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Priority Records
Original Release Date: 4/16/1996
Release Date: 4/16/1996
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, West Coast, Southern Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 049925397826, 049925397819

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First Classic album of mp and his best album ever
Aouci Hakim | Paris,FRANCE | 03/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1996 is the year when this album came out and it was at the age when master p was a good rapper and when he wasn't commercial.
Ice Cream Man is definitively,to my mind, the best album of master p ever and it is the first classic album from master p with Ghetto D the classic follow up to Ice Cream Man.
In this LP, you can find the single ''Mr. Ice Cream Man'' which is the best song ever of master p, even better than ''Make Em Say Uugh'' from the album Ghetto D.
Ice Cream Man, fifth album of master p, is great and all fans of No Limit Records have to listen to this LP because you have here another Master P with better music and better lyrics,the album have old school beats and a lot of RNB sound to my mind.When i listen to this album, i think that it's incredible to see how master p has change since he became commercial thanks to his sixth release Ghetto D.You won't find bad and horrible songs of only 2 minutes and this is not an album do in 2 or 3 weeks like MP Last Don,Goodfellas,Made Man, Game face or others recents commercials no limit productions.
In the album you have a great introduction(a great intro and usually i don't like intros) and my favorites songs are
''Mr. Ice Cream Man''
''Time For A 187''
''Break Em Off Something''
''How G's Ride''
''Sellin' Ice Cream''
''Back Up Off Me''
''Watch Dees Ho#s''
This is good, everybody have to listen to it, to his best, hoo..."
Tha Don Makes A Classic Right Next To "Ghetto D"......
Amparo Acosta | Miami, Florida United States | 01/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before Master P became the much-maligned, often-satirised lampoon that he is today, he was the owner of a veritable empire- one built on the seminal N'Awlins thump of gladiators like Mac, Soulja Slim and Mystikal. While his output today would certainly suggest otherwise, Master P also held his own against even his most prodigious upstarts, cranking out a string of classics that includes Ghetto D, the first TRU record and Ice Cream Man, widely regarded as Master P's foremost artistic work and one that belongs in the pantheon inhabited by the likes of BG's "Chopper City In The Ghetto" and Juvenile's "400 Degreez".

What separates this recording from the aforementioned Cash Money classics is its seamless incorporation of West Coast sensibilities into its swampy Cajun jambalaya. As all faithful No Limit fiends know, Master P's transplantation from California to the third coast had a marked influence on his musical produce, and this is pronouncedly evident on this record- the thudding, subwoofer-mauling basslines, the layered synths, the hypnotically midtempo rhythms, all coalescing into a thick, arresting sound built for leisurely cruises in the Coupe Deville. While there is nothing startlingly original about this record, its strengths lie in its startling consistency- by all standards this is an incredibly long album (20 tracks, practically none of which are skits), but the quality, from the downtempo thump of the title track to the uncouth, misogynistic but downright funky "Playa From Around The Way" and the horrific dirge of "Bout That Drama", never threatens to wane.

From a lyrical standpoint P casts his net across familiar ground, spinning compelling yarns of murder and narcotics that were so prevalent in early (and hell, modern) N'awlins rap. While the depth of P's commentary never really veers beyond gratuitously callous narratives delivered in a simplistic, honest fashion, it's hard to hold this against him when the album is so grippingly listenable and thoroughly enjoyable. The gems are innumerable- the cess-blowing haze of "1-2 On A Bag Of Dank", the Rick James meets Nino Brown boogie of "How G's Ride", the timeless vitriol of "Bout It Bout It", all radiating the striking sense of immediacy that characterises the very best gangsta rap. The imagery is stark, portraits of P's bleak, filthy psyche unobscured by overproduction or verbose pretension. For such a long album, Ice Cream Man radiates with succinctness- everything on this record aims for the throat, each song a 3 to 5 minute, hook-laden anthem that should put a goofy smile on even the most disillusioned rap connoisseur's face.

Forget the fact that this is the same grisly looking grandpa who dropped the immortal lines "I'm like Tiger 'cause I live in the Woods" and do yourself a favour- pick this record up, settle into the plush leather interior of your lowrider and give this record a spin. You might find that it might become a permanent resident in your disc changer. A remarkable snapshot of the No Limit empire at the height of its creative powers and a vital listen for anybody who couldn't figure out how P managed to shift so many units.

Make Sure It's An Original
Red Eyed Bandit | San Francisco, California | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is very good. It is one of Master P's best. The original pressing is very hard to find. Reprints have flooded the market, but those can be considered as worthless. The original pressing has 20 tracks. The rerelease is missing "The Ghetto Won't Change." The original pressing has a blue box on the front cover artwork. The blue box says, "also contains hit singles, Mr. Ice Cream Man and Bout It, Bout It," The rerelease will have FBI warnings and "EMI" on the spine of the album. Either copy is worth having, just don't be scammed into thinking it's an Original and in reality it's a cheap fake. This album is a must have for any Bay Area or No Limit Rap fan. 5 Stars"