10 Years Of Bling Vol. 1 (Explicit)
by Various Artists
Released: Dec 2007
Label: Cash Money
Though the label would later become a clearing house for Lil Wayne's manic, stream of consciousness lyricism, Cash Money's first few years, which are the focus of this collection, are all about producer Mannie Fresh. The NOLA wunderkind wedded Crescent City bounce with Southern rap swing for a union that was hotter than bayou jambalaya. Tracks such as "Big Ballin'" and "Tha Block is Hot" are classic Southern hip-hop.