After two decades in the game, Master P has left his mark not only on the music, but also in the community. This past weekend at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, the New Orleans rapper hosted the inaugural black tie charity ball for his foundation "Let The Kids Grow." The organization was founded to support at-risk urban youth with after school activities and performing arts programs, giving them the resources to pursue dreams and thrive. The event honored Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard, Usher, Romeo Miller and other influencers for their work in the community.

"I use to be a little teenager in New Orleans selling jewelry for all of No Limit and Cash Money and Master P use to come and give me $100 for every 'A' I had on my report card, that probably ages him a little bit," said Rocsi Diaz. "He was always such a generous person and to the community, when I first got on 106 he was one of the first people that reached out and was like I'm proud of you keep up the good work, he's always been one of my biggest motivators and I'm just glad I can give back to him and help out."

XXL also spoke with P, who explained the importance of the event. "It's a great event for the kids," he said. "It's not about me, it’s about them, the next generation. You guys know I've been doing this for 15 years. I never forgot where I came from and its about the next generation." —Taj Tashombe (@TajTashombe)


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