Master P
The Clean-Up Man

_master-p.jpgWhen radio jock Don Imus categorized the Rutgers University woman’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes” on-air last April, the hip-hop community somehow received a heavy share of the blame. Citing influential rap lyrics as the source of Imus’ controversial comment, political activists like Rev. Al Sharpton picketed the recording industry and demanded the banishment of demeaning words such as “nigga,” “ho” and “bitch” from the rap lexicon. Since then, a battle has waged between freedom of speech advocates and political figures looking for hip-hop to clean up its act.

While most rappers are defending their creative freedoms, Master P actually sees the power of his words and is taking a stand against violent lyrics, recently releasing a profanity-free album, Hip-Hop History, with his son Romeo. With P publicly calling for a change within hip-hop, many fans labeled the New Orleans native a sellout. Even 50 Cent chided the No Limit Records founder’s efforts in a news conference for the 2007 BET Awards, stating, “Well, Master P doesn’t sell CDs anymore.” P later responded with his own statement: “I’m a true entrepreneur; my boss is God, not Jimmy Iovine.” Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed. In fact, when 50 Cent hosted BET’s Rap City last week, P appeared on the show as a surprise guest. XXLMag.com chopped it up with the mogul about his sit down with Fif and his efforts to clean up hip-hop.

Based on his past comments, you and 50 Cent haven’t really seen eye to eye. How’d you wind up being his guest on BET’s Rap City last week?
It’s about being real. I could see that 50 really got caught up in the media. So as men, we gotta think about what we say and our actions. I don’t live for gimmicks or games. I’m tryin’ to save my people. I think it’s important we be responsible for the negative things we do, ’cause these kids watch. [50 Cent has] been in the game a long time, so I let him know where I’m at in life—that I’m grown up. It’s all about respect. I respect all the people that came before me.

Was it good to sit face to face with him and talk about your new stance on profanity?
I think it was a good conversation. It was something that was needed. When you think about us as black people and what we do, we always tryin’ to settle to violence. And my thing is, now I’ma put something on these kids’ mind. I feel like I’m the daddy of this whole street music stuff and I done cleaned my life up and these are my kids. You got some good kids and some bad kids, but you gotta look out for all of ’em. So I can give ’em that knowledge and let ’em understand what the real world is about. That’s why I cut the dreds off [and] took the gold teeth out—I’m going to corporate America. I’ma show ’em, don’t judge me by my past ’cause people can change. Ain’t nobody perfect unless you God or Jesus Christ and ain’t none of us that.

What is the message you’re trying to get across to an artist like 50 Cent, then?
What I expressed to 50 is, you gotta do what’s good for you. When I pick up the Bible, I read in there, “A life without change is a wasted life.” That made me change my life ’cause I ain’t tryna waste my life. So we have to grow up and that’s what [that episode of Rap City was] about. But after the smoke clears with all the hype and gimmicks, I got something real for these kids. I feel it’s my duty to help. It’s a fight that I don’t mind doing because I feel somebody woke me up. And if I can wake one or two people up, I’m good.

How do you respond to criticism that you’re merely jumping on Al Sharpton’s bandwagon to censor hip-hop?
I want people to know that this is for real. We got brothers dying everyday. So this ain’t about a gimmick. This ain’t about how many records we sell. I didn’t do this to be the best rapper in the world, ’cause I’m not trying to be in the rap game. I did this to put some balance out there. To show kids that if you clean your music up, it can sell and you can benefit way more than just negative music. I stood up for the hip-hop world. I understand their pain. They feel that the leaders are cracking down on ’em, but I got a chance to sit down with the leaders, too. The only way I was able to do this is [because] I come from both sides of the table. I’m able to feel where both sides are coming from. I told the leaders out there that I’m able to grow up and we gotta wait until some of these kids grow up and understand how important it is [to] grow up if we’re going to preserve hip-hop. I also told the hip-hop artists how important it is to respect these leaders. We never know, one day we might need them. You think you got the hip-hop police [on you] right now, [wait until] one of y’all get falsely accused of something. Y’all gon’ need Rev. Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, [Barack] Obama, Jesse Jackson to march for you. I just think we all gotta start listening to each other.

Realistically, though, how much can you change?
I think I can bring that balance into hip-hop because I was once part of the problem and now I’m gonna be a part of the solution. I know exactly what we need. That’s why I’m showing everybody that knowledge is more important than money. Because some of us, when we get money, we start power trippin’. But if you don’t have the knowledge it won’t last. I put the Hip-Hop History record [out], which is clean, and thanks to the Internet and Wal-Mart, this thing is selling at a fast pace. And the parents, community and streets are behind it. It’s not a sellout record. It’s a street record with no profanity in it. I think this is the first step. Now you got Chamillionaire cleaning his music up and he’s got a good record coming out. So the change is coming. It’s going to be slow.

There have been other artists, such as KRS-One, who have put forth similar messages. But the general public tends to brush him off as being too preachy. How do you avoid a similar fate?
Everybody know I’m not being preachy ’cause I come from the streets. My brother [C-Murder] just got out of jail and he’s tellin’ kids to do something. We ought to love that. You don’t want these kids to go through what you done went through. I think [there’s] going to come a time in 50 Cent’s life where he gon’ have to say, “You know what? I been through this. I been shot. Y’all don’t want this to happen to y’all because y’all might not get up. I’m still here because the Man had another mission for me.” And until he wakes up for that, and fulfills that, he gon’ have problems. But I ain’t trying to preach to nobody.

Why do you feel so guilty about the music you’ve previously put out in your career?

I sold 75 million records. I gave all this negativity to these kids, man. I didn’t know what I was doing. The only thing I was living for was the money. I’m about to show kids now [that] it ain’t about the money. You can’t be in it for the money ’cause you’ll do anything for the money. But if you in it for the knowledge, you always gonna have money. That’s what I’m doing with my son [Romeo]. Go to school. Don’t get caught up in this hip-hop industry. You get a hit record, they love you. You bomb, they talk about you. That’s how the game goes. I caught so much flak for changing my life, [but] nobody said anything when I was out there on the corner, talking about shoot ’em up, bang, bang. It was cool. I was on the cover of every magazine in the world. But that’s life. I expected that from our people. I ain’t expect nothing different from ’em.

Where do you foresee this struggle heading in the future?
We gonna stop pointing the finger at the puppets, which are the artists, and point the fingers at the puppet masters. Let’s go to these record company owners and say, “Y’all gon’ have to control these kids because we losing too many of them.” ’Cause you know music messes with your mind. I go back and listen to all my music… Let me tell you where my music comes from: listening to Ice-T’s “Colors.” So after I heard that song, I was [writing] on that pad all the time, “I am a nightmare walking, psychopath talking…” So that’s what my music evolved from. And I couldn’t know or understand nothing else but that. That’s all I brought with my music. That’s where “Bout It, Bout It” and all that came from. So change is coming and it’s needed, homie. My message ain’t to point the fingers at nobody. But let’s compromise, come to a happy medium to where we can all get this money. It’s time to start thinking now.

  • Danny

    I know this is going to sound ignorant but…

    That is why he isn’t on the 1-2-3 billion dollar “I get money” remix…

    lol…

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Got some great points. still can’t dress but brother did make some good points.

  • brebre

    IT’S A GOOD THING WHAT P IS DOING BUT IF HE DIDN’T SELL THOSE 75 MIL GANGSTA MUSIC RECORDS, HE WOULDN’T EVEN BE HERE TALKING TODAY. SO HIMSELF CALLING WHAT HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER “A PROBLEM” IS JUST NON-SENSE. THAT’S WHERE THE CONTRADICTION COMES FROM. IT’S LIKE I CAN’T TAKE IT SERIOUS. I KNOW HE’S DOING IT FOR REAL, BUT AGAIN, CAN’T TAKE HIM SERIOUS.

    REMEMBER MA$E? LOL. ONCE SO-CALLED GOD’S MESSENGER GOT BUSTED W/ A TRANNY (NOT EVEN SOME WHORE) BUT A CHICK W/ A DICK OUT ON STREET.

  • LOL

    SMH @ HIPHOP FANS ADVOCATING CENSORSHIP.

    WTF HAPPENED YOU BILL O’RIELLY ASS NIGGERS?

  • Mr.Sam

    Thies is great for Hip-Hop…I am behind Master P all of the way.Let’s take it back to the birth of Hip-Hop…before the Parental Advisory stickers.Master P…do your thang Bro.

  • BIZZLE

    P IS GETTING WHITEWASHED….YA’LL ARE RIGHT THIS BAMMA CANT NEVER DRESS RIGHT AT ALL HAHAHAHAHA

  • Atl’s own

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    yeah u do sound ig’nant!

    the man just said life is about more than making millions.

    further more how could people hate someone from going from bad to good!?

  • Rsenal

    I got so much respects for P from his interview. He made 50 look immature as he repeatedly said “when you grow up” lol. Further, he is probably the only one in hip hop that can influence another rapper because he comes from humble beginnings and he funded 50′s first tour. All that said, I echo sentiments of P when he stated “we need a balance” in hip hop. There’s too much negativity so I respect P for trying to balance it with positive music b/c at the end of the day, these kids try to emulate these rappers-real talk.

  • TheTruth

    I am behind you Master P. Kep up the good work. We need the leaders and rappers to be on the same page. We all need to sacrfice to make this a better world. We are losing too many young people over senseless things. One love to XXL magazine for covering this story.

  • http://www.hotmail.com raoul

    we see a lot of rock bands doing community work (U2,LINKIN PARK) but why is it that when it comes to niggas talking positive shit they get sworn at.
    We need to get it right, otherwise we’ll join the indians in reserves.

  • brebre

    SO HE’S LIKE 40 YR OLD RIGHT?

    BAD MASTER P = 39.5 YEARS
    GOOD MASTER P = 5 MONTHS

    YEAH, VERY CREDIBLE AND BELIEVABLE. GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE.

  • FEDS

    “A life without change is a wasted life.”

    Grow up xxlmag posters

  • Ryan

    He backs Oprah. That alone would make me not want to get down with him. He’s also full of shit, now that he’s made his millions he says “it ain’t about the money”. You better believe if he was an up and coming artist he wouldn’t be so “against the grain” (read: Republican) about this shit. He’d be swearing it up and telling the conservative media to go fuck itself.

  • Ryan

    Oh, and he’s not about the gimmick, but Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wasn’t one of those huh? Also, why did an album called “featuring:Master P” just come out recently with a bunch of shoot em up profanity filled songs of his from the “past”? Hmm…..I think he’s playing both sides of the fence.

  • dboy

    This is really a good thing but all any body really seems to say is that P is fronting or that this is a Gimmick. I applaud him because what better way to make a positive impact than to do something that contradicts all of the violence in society that obviously effects our children. I know he put out some violent music but what’s wrong with being a man and admitting your mistake and making a change? I only pray that more people will follow this example and realize that change is over due and we can not progress with out it.

  • JSpru

    Man, Master P is just a fake ass bitch. I hate when people try to censor rap. Listen to that shitty ass metal crap, they might swear more than rap artists but no one comes after them. You can have social commentary rap without censoring people. Are you telling me that Nas didn’t make positive songs? As soon as you start censoring people songs lose that passion and realness, it becomes bitch made. Someone shoulda never given Master P money.

  • http://xxlmag.com toole

    yall need to go get his new book,real good shit and if we can bring balance back to music then we don’t have to listen to dance music all day on the radio KEEP IT UP MASTER P

  • DirtDoggy

    He feels so guilty for selling 75 million hun ? O.K. P let’s see you give 90% of that to the kids that need help and maybe I’ll believe you. With the 10% you have left you’ll still be richer than 95% of the population, money dosen’t matter to you right ? so let’s see it, let’s see you really change some live bitch ass bullshitter, he said it himself he’s trying to fit in with the corporate white colors nothing more.

  • G-VILLIAN

    if master p feels so bad about the negative stuff he put out in the past he should take all that dirty money he earned and give back to the dirt from which it came. only then will he’s hands be clean.

  • tamanekai in Shreveport

    I think it is positive what P is doing. Big ups. P ain’t say that his previous music was the problem. The problem was that he had yet to realize that what he was saying in pursuit of the $ was affecting the thought process of a community of our babies. These kids really do look & these rappers & try to be & do the things they promote in their lyrics. He’s just on his grown man shit now. Like all grown azz men should be. we have to be responsible for our actions. We can no longer afford to be a community on the paper chase ‘by any means necessary’ because we’re losing a lot of our soldiers to prison & the grave like that. wake up and grow up. P is on some real talk.

  • MEMPHIS TN

    I DONT KNOW WHY YALL DOGGIN P, HE’S RIGHT, WE NEED TO CLEAN DIS UP, THIS GANGSTA RAP HAS GONE WAY TOOOO FAR. IT WENT FROM PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT REAL STUFF THAT HAPPENED IN THE HOOD, TO EVERYONE TALKIN NEGATIVELY ABOUT ONE ANOTHER. UNITED WE SHALL STAND, OR TOGETHER WE WILL FALL. ” THE TONGUE HAS THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH, AN THOSE WHO LOVE IT WILL EAT ITS FRUIT” (PROVERBS 18)

  • grapes

    Haha…50 saying P can’t sell records. I don’t care if he can’t, at least he doesn’t need to appeal to people with SEVERAL songs about his “stacks” and “selling dope”. I think censoring hip-hop is good, but realistically would never happen. We don’t need racism in our rhymes, but we still should be able to refer to drugs like weed and coke without getting censored. Why? It helps express the realness of the song. (unless the artist is saying stupid shit like…keep 10 million coke bricks, man I’m rich. It’s like something 50 would say…and it’s stupid)

  • http://myspace.com/couptakeover Dezzy

    He didn’t say censor the music. He said artist need to be more responsible. I agree. They need to show growth. Just like Nas. U could trace the growth of him by listenin to his whole catelog. Master P just can’t show it through his music because he is not lyrical enough. But, that doesn’t mean he can’t want better for the youngins. Call it a gimmick if u want, but don’t be ignorant and dismiss what he’s tryin to do. Cause, if u listened to hip-hop from the beginning to like the mid-90′s, there was balance. There is none now. So, if u got the bulk of ur hip-hop during the Jay-Z era, then u wouldn’t understand the idea of balance. We need both!

  • THEGOD

    i am so tired of people using hip hop as a cop out for all of the world’s problems. violence is everywhere wether its on the news in books, in music, movies…its going to be broadcast. why single out one genre. just like it was said above. heavy metal is more vulgar than hip-hop or any other genre. so if people feel that way about hip-hop why don’t they encourage bands like Good Charlotte, Korn, Linkin Park to soften their lyrics? Good Charlotte had a mega hit song about robbing famous people. but every body got a problem with 50 cent talking about robbing regular drug dealers? you gotta be shittin me! its not the genre, its the fact that Black americans dominate the genre. we all know that people buy into the rawness of rap. the flashiness, the clever wordplay. the catchy beats its everything that makes rap appealing. the language use is a form of expression. Joe Budden stated the best. its therapy. and the listeners are like psycologist

  • UNCLE Q

    MASTER P IS A RESPECTABLE MAN I ALSO AM AN ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE LITTLE DO PEOPLE KNOW SATAN (WHO BY THE WAY IS REAL ASK HIM HE WILL TELL YOU HIM SELF) USES MUSIC AS AN AVENUE TO CONFLICT WITH GOD BY DISTRACTING THE UNKNOWLEDGED AND IGNORANT FOLKS WITH LYRICS. IT PRESENTS A SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE TO PEOPLE UNCONCSIENCESLY AN NOW YOU GOT DEMONS IN YOUR MIND VOICING THIER OPPINON ON WERE YOU SHOULD SPEND YOU LIFE SEPERATED FROM GOD OR BEING INFLUENCED BY RAP MUSIC THAT ONLY PORTRAYS SINFUL NATURE NOTHING POSSITIVE COMES OUT OF SIN BUT SADLY THE WORLD IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY LUCIFER AND THERE WONT BE CHANGE UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS I WISH TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE TO ALL WHO DESIRE (1 LOVE ALL)

  • http://www.comeshopwitus.com LemonHead

    Good for you, P. Whoopty doo and all that good shit. But let me pose this question. Why is that muafuckaz alwayz wanna get “right” once they either get right or lose erythang. P and Mike Vick are perfect examples of that. P has always been a good businessman cause he could always sense a change comin when it came to this music shit. Maybe he really means this shit but who knows. But why not make this same change when shit was good and you was going platinum? Why do it when your and your label are basically in the toilet and you makin shit like Black Supaman?The fight against “profane” lyrics is not a new argument. Why Mike Vick(snitch) wanna “find” Jesus when his dumb ass get busted?

    P if you really give a fuck and are sorry about your past and you honestly believe that it was that negative, give any money that you make from the old no limit and gutter music catalog to the public school systems. How about that? Fuck all this talking that would show some sincerity. I’m just sayin if it was really that bad and help cause the downfall of the black community.

  • damn

    man fuck this. i mean its cool he finally “grew up” after coppin 24k gold faucets in his shittin room but damn. im sorry but from time to time i wanna hear a mothafucka say “bitch” on a song. or a dude talkin bout his bentley full a’ bricks or whatever. not sayin kickin knowledge aint good but a muthafucka gotta get irreverant sometimes. i aint tryin to hear “be good” “stay in school” “dont do drugs” all the muthafuckin time. save that shit for sesame street and after school specials. even if they were to clean rap up what would it change? would the poverty be gone to? would the guns be off the streets? would there be a better way to make money in the hood rather than “slangin crack rock or havin a wicked jump shot”? man fuck it lets all join master p and ignore the real problems and point the finger at cusswords!…..should we hold record company CEO’s responsible for their content? or should we hold the government responsible for this country bein fucked up???

  • http://candccleaningservices.com Martin Cobb

    I wish we can rid the BLACK COMMUNITY OF DUMB ASS NIGGAS! I got nothing but LOVE for MASTER P!

  • Jay

    “I’m a true entrepreneur; my boss is God, not Jimmy Iovine.”

    I have so much respect for master p now.

    fuck all the rappers that sold their soul for money. how could you let someone convince your kids that life is about sex, money, and drugs? its not even about censorship, its about doing the right thing. imagine if all we heard on the radio was positive messages, rather than kill this, sell this, fuck her. the world would be such a better place.

    master p, keep doing your thing for the sake of mankind

  • edy

    why’s da rap game gettin blamed for everything, what about heavy metal shit, every year thousands of people commit sueside that listen to heavy metal because da lyrics in da songs tell them to, look at da columbine & nearly all other school shootings, it was all done by goths that follow marlyn manson and other heavy metal artists

  • ipopxusemagnumxlandreadxxl

    CHUUUUCH!
    Go cop HipHop History and that new Chamillionaire…Kanye too…

  • Fire

    “edy Says:

    September 19th, 2007 at 9:43 am
    why’s da rap game gettin blamed for everything, what about heavy metal shit, every year thousands of people commit sueside that listen to heavy metal because da lyrics in da songs tell them to, look at da columbine & nearly all other school shootings, it was all done by goths that follow marlyn manson and other heavy metal artists”
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    It’s ridiculous that ANY form of music is getting blamed for people’s transgressions and mistakes. People just use music as a scapegoat when they don’t want to solve the real issues at hand or look at problems within themselves.

    Whatever happened to personal responsibility and people being accountable for their own actions? Guess that’s just too hard. It’s more convienient to blame music than actually use your brain and be responsible for yourself.

  • seattle man

    i’m very-proud of master p’s stance; & i think anyone in the world who disagrees is the black-community’s & america’s ENEMY.

  • Fire

    seattle man Says:

    September 19th, 2007 at 10:54 pm
    i’m very-proud of master p’s stance; & i think anyone in the world who disagrees is the black-community’s & america’s ENEMY.
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    Stop exaggerating. Not even Master P would say that. Music may indeed be a reflection of society, but it’s not going to influence people to do horrible things. Look at real issues, try to solve them, and stop looking at music as a scapegoat. Oh, but that might be too hard.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Caputo

    MP should have stuck to shooting people, at least he stopped shooting jumpers.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    MEMPHIS TN Says:

    September 18th, 2007 at 2:57 pm
    I DONT KNOW WHY YALL DOGGIN P, HE’S RIGHT, WE NEED TO CLEAN DIS UP, THIS GANGSTA RAP HAS GONE WAY TOOOO FAR. IT WENT FROM PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT REAL STUFF THAT HAPPENED IN THE HOOD, TO EVERYONE TALKIN NEGATIVELY ABOUT ONE ANOTHER. UNITED WE SHALL STAND, OR TOGETHER WE WILL FALL. ” THE TONGUE HAS THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH, AN THOSE WHO LOVE IT WILL EAT ITS FRUIT” (PROVERBS 18)
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    shut tha fuck up fag go listen to disney garbage if u hate hiphop.hiphop is about bein real and p aint being real hes bein a sellout gimick hes the fuckin gimick he goes off suckin dick.fuck him and his faggot son.p aint bein real hes been out of the picture for a while hes just a mad lil bitch.ill tell ya wut needs to be cleaned up and i dont mean “violent lyrics” i mean all this bullshit.faggots like p niggas rapin bout money and shit wut ever happend to real hiphop and that real gangster shit.its all gone cause of these corperate fucks.hiphop is fucked up because of gimick ass niggas and sellout niggas like p.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    p.s. settale man shut tha fuck up get real u live in the burbs u bitch u dont no shit bout tha hood or wut goes on it fuck up.

  • what it is

    more money to be made. new territory is being explored. i aint mad at anyone for getting they money, on the real. but who in the right mind would want a billion dollar drug dealer trying to keep it real in his rhymes, only a drug addict. at some point and time, change is needed, for real. realness is not limited to rapping about stuff that happend when you first got in the game. i mean, dang, you been in the game five or ten years and you still rapping about and doing stuff that you did when you was a kid, when there are more opportunities out there and you cant help but be more educated or inspired by the success of, for example, the artist on the i get money remix. these men have and want to get endorsements. you want to talk about money, the richest people in the world aint on some of the wack stuff that the hip hop community be supporting and be so down for, and you know that everybody want bill gates type money,ya dig. you got to let hip hop be all that it can be, then maybe someone can find a way to get there

  • http://www.myspace.com/956degreesofheat EternalSouthernPlayer

    Man, first of all fuck 50 cent. This niga a fucking rat bigtime!!! I feel sorry for 50, he’s so inmature as an entrepeneur. Master P he was out first than 50, he should be giving some respect to P, cuz if it aint weren’t for him, 50 wouldn’t be on the spot he was in.
    TAKE A LOOK TO WHERE RAP HAS COME FROM…A LONG WAY, MASTER P IS A REAL HUSTLER. HE EMBRACED THAT ENTREPRENEUR SHIT!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,P’s done it’s over this nigga aint never had flow and he never really mattered in hiphop anyway this nigga stay on somebody else’s trend,i’m not feelin this shit why are they not trying to sensor damn tv or movies,no only hiphop fuck P,I’m a grown ass man and it is just like it’s always been UP TO THE PARENTS

  • watta watta

    Do ya thang P, aint nuthin wrong wit gettn ya mind right. You and ya city been thru a lot, fuck any1 else that don’t want u to do what YOU feel is the right thing.

    Oh and to the person that commented bout the featuring master p album. That wasn’t put out by p, that and the ghetto dope re release were put out by priority records, no limits former distributor.

    No limit still had one of the greatest runs in history. Do what u do P, like u said being bout it means u down 2 do whateva…. so do what u gotta, u still bout it folk! Cuz “niggas aint trippin on yo life G”

    Livliveent@gmail.com

  • innocent

    master p doing his thang and for tha haters respect this man’s hustle stop being ignorant and pay attention dumb fucks

  • http://xxl SBD

    I used to love P back in high school, but hip hop has always been about freedom of speech, and I emrace that. I hate when some old white guy says some stupid shit, and the rap community gets blamed. Profanity, and vulgarity aren’t what hip hop is “all” about. It’s about having a good time, creativity, making people dance, and so much more. Sorry, P. (uuuuughhhhhh!!!!)

  • Durty

    “That’s why I cut the dreds off [and] took the gold teeth out—I’m going to corporate America.”

    FIRST ISNT THIS THE SAME GUY THAT SAID BUSH IS DOING A GOOD JOB ON KATRINA?
    FUCK THAT, IM NOT CUTTING OFF MY DREDS FOR THE WHITE MAN APPROVAL. DREDS COME FROM REVOLUTION WHERE BLACKS FOUGHT NOT TO BE SLAVES LIKE IN HATI AND JAMAICA. GET TRU

  • CCG

    NOTICE HOW MOST OF THESE DUDES START CARIN AFTER THEY MADE THEIR MONEY, NOT BEFORE

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  • CHRIS FROM DAYTON

    I THINK ITS FUNNY HOW THE DUDE WHO TOUGHT ME HOW TO COOK CRACK IS TRYNA CLEAN UP AN IMAGE HE CREATED. MUCH LOVE 2 MASTER P. MA-MA-MA-MA-MAKE CRACK LIKE THIS.

  • Holla

    Wack.

  • Smitty

    First of all I got so much respect from P, I was reppin No Limit wit him when he was talking bout all that negative bullshit, and Im wit him even more now that he is tryna have a positive influence….some people just dont get!..I sit here and read all of these negative comments and all these people knocking this man for tryna make a positive change…and we wonder why the world is so fucked up. People can change..whatever u wanna say about him gettin his money that way now he wanna do this that….Fuck what ya’ll talkin bout…it aint too late for somebody to open they eyes and see the bigger picture…hopefully some of ya’ll can do the same thing before its too late. It aint about selling out, its about change…CHANGE muthafuckas do you get it!! Cause the way things going NOW black people aint going nowhere fast….still in the ghetto, still dealing with bullshit, still dealing with racism, stereotypes, disrespect, inequality…and whether u wanna see it or not it aint all the “white man”…ITs US, stupid!!! …but all u idiots no everything, it least people like P are tryna do something to make it happen….WHAT U DOIN?

  • Bylaw22

    this is why i hate house niggas, he’s put his entire family on by street rap, now everybodies eating good and he dont have to worry about his next meal, not to mention no one on No Limit is relevant anymore, i guess this would be the perfect time to go soft. He must be trying to become the new Mayor of New Orleans. Way to go sellout.

  • ClarkKent23

    Here how Master P has changed with this piece written by Hip-Hop scribe Davey D:

    http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/columns-editorials/id.875/title.banner-master-p-mike-dyson-drop-bombs-at-rap-hearings