The No Limit clique ran deep during its heyday, but the famed label -- and by extension, hip-hop -- had to endure its share of losses. One of them is Soulja Slim. The New Orleans native, who grew up in the Magnolia Projects, would've turned 38 years old today (Sept. 9).

Soulja Slim has been in the game since the mid-'90s; he wasn't even legal when he dropped his first album, Soulja Fa Lyfe. He released his No Limit Records debut, the gold-selling Give It 2 'Em Raw, in 1998. However, Soulja didn't get to fully enjoy the success because of his conviction on an armed robbery charge.

The rapper returned to bigger success at the turn of the millennium. He released three more albums and scored a hit with Juvenile on "I'll Pay for It."

Sadly, his career reached its peak only after his death. In 2003, Soulja, at the age of 26, was shot and killed in front of his mother's lawn in New Orleans. His death still remains an unsolved murder. His lasting legacy is "Slow Motion," which made him the sixth artist to have a posthumous single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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