Master P Responds To 50 Cent, Says It’s Time For Change

master-p1.jpgNo Limit Records founder, Master P, has released a letter in response to comments made by 50 Cent as a recent BET news conference where the G-Unit rapper said he would not censor his lyrics and stated “Master P doesn’t sell CDs anymore.”

Master P’s letter is as follows.

“Curtis Jackson’s comment motivated me. There are a lot of immature people in the world. Oprah Winfrey is absolutely right, we need to grow up and be responsible for our own actions. I paid for Curtis’s first rap tour through the south. He was such a humble guy at the time. Most artists’ mission is to sell records. My mission is to help save and change lives. There’s a lack of knowledge and false information out there. I could actually say Little Jay and Rap-A-Lot Records inspired my successful career and I will always respect them no matter what. I wrote the blueprint for this generation. The only difference is there’s no more honor and respect in the game.
Think about it: people in jail are not writing letters proclaiming to come out and do the same thing that landed them there in the first place. People in the hood don’t want to stay poor for the rest of their lives. They want to change. Parents that really love their kids would rather sacrifice their own lives so that their kids could make a change to have a better life and a better education. I’m glad that there are people like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and organizations like the NAACP that are out there fighting for our rights and dignity. I have finally realized that EVERY person is either a part of the problem or part of the solution and that is why I have decided to take a stand! I’m reaching out to corporate America to form an alliance for the sake of putting the value back into our communities by rebuilding and developing schools and businesses.

First of all, it’s simply disappointing to see people that are in a position to help make a change just sit back and entertain the negativity. It’s sad to see Steven Hill set all of these programming standards at BET, just to contradict himself for the sake of marketing dollars or artist performances in order to create the appearance of a successful award show. The record company with the biggest marketing check controls the music video stations so we need to go after the people who actually control these programming networks if we want real CHANGE.
I guess by taking a stand, my son and I will probably not be invited back to the BET awards. But it’s O.K. I got love for BET; there are a lot of good people there. Hopefully, this will help people to see the real changes that need to be made. My son and I will sacrifice our airtime because this is bigger than us, this issue desperately needed to be addressed a long time ago.
There are four things that differentiate me from artists like Curtis Jackson. One, I can honestly admit that I was once part of the problem. Two, I don’t want my son to grow up and be like me. I want him to be better and do better – and that is why he is taking the time to pursue a college degree. Three, money don’t make me, I make money. My goal is to educate our people in building generational wealth and knowing how important it is to own real estate. Four, I’m a TRUE entrepreneur; my boss is God not Jimmy Iovine. From one brother to another, if you misunderstand my purpose you could always pick up the phone or talk to me in person. I’m trying to be part of the solution not the problem. The media thrives on entertaining, especially the negativity no matter what the cost. I’m praying for the brothers that are lost out there.

Throughout the years, I have lost so many relatives and friends. This year, I’d like to focus on the comedy movies because we need to laugh more. The first movie that I’m producing is “Black Supaman” and thereafter will be “The Mail Man” starring Tony Cox and myself. I’m setting up a book tour for “Guaranteed Success” and a Hip Hop Business class with financial expert Curtis Oakes for those seeking knowledge. I understand that I can’t change the whole Hip Hop industry; I’m only trying to do my part. If you’re real, be a part of the positive movement with Take A Stand Records.com Look for the first single “I Wanna Be Like You” from the album “Hip Hop History.” I’m in negotiations with Wal-Mart and Target for direct distribution. Those are all examples of the positive difference I am trying to make in this industry.

I’m reaching out to my friends Shaquille O’Neal, Will Smith, Russell Simmons, Queen Latifah, Derek Anderson, Charles Barkley, Emmitt Smith, Beyonce, and Reverend Run to help contribute to this positive movement. I will also be holding a press conference with the president NAACP and will be able to answer any questions at that time.

I am not asking any other hip-hop or gangsta rap artist change what they do; that’s how they make their money. Furthermore, I am not a preacher; I’m just telling the world what I’m doing and the changes that I am making because it’s something I want to do. If that’s sending mixed signals to people then they need to deal with their own conscience first.”

P. Miller

  • do your thing

    do your thing, just make good music

  • http://xxl q-buro

    Make em say UNH!!!!!!
    Good for him……where silk the shocker at?

  • stoneyisland

    I respect the fuck out Percy Miller. Finally a black man spitting something besides bitches this, and hoes that. I never bought any no limit albums because I didnt feel them cats as rappers but I will support Master P’s in any positive futrue endeavor he takes up. Grown man business is taking over. One.

  • stoneyisland

    This how you respond to a stupid muthafucka such as curtis jackson, you dont threaten his family beat up his kids or call him a bitch ass nigga, which he is. You kill the nigga with intelligence. Much respect P, i’m proud of you black man.

  • Rizzop

    “Four, I’m a TRUE entrepreneur; my boss is God not Jimmy Iovine.”….You aint gotta like his music, but you gotta respect what he has brought to the rap game. Fifty talks alot of shit about niggas that put him on (NAS, Master P)I cant respect a dude that dont remember who looked out for him b4 he blew up. At that master p has made three times as much money as 50,so curtis should watch his own sinking ship b4 he talks too much

  • G-Unit2k7

    Fell OFF – thats it.

    Make em say uhhhhhhhhh?

  • johny

    first

  • http://www.myspace.com/yungosrc Yung O

    well put fa real

  • Atl’s own

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

    ^^^realest shit ever! where u at 5-0!

  • CEEZY

    “All THESE OLD RAPPERS TRYIN TO ADVANCE, IT’S ALL OVER NOW TAKE IT LIKE A MAN” (2pac)~ LOL LOL

  • CEEZY

    “All THESE OLD RAPPERS TRYIN TO ADVANCE, IT’S ALL OVER NOW TAKE IT LIKE A MAN” (2pac)~ LOL LOL

  • Yamajesty

    we wouldnt be hearin this shit if he was still sellin cd’s… CURTIS…cop that when that shit drop!

  • monizzle

    STONEYISLAND did you even read the fuckin article? master p is saying he wants to put out clean hip hop ( no violence and cuss words) and you saying you support him by using every cuss word in your vocabulary? go piss in the wind you fuckin retard

  • talk is cheap

    Let’s see…..first he was negative for profit, now he wants to be positive for profit.

    Master P……true hustler in deed.

    There will always be an imbalance in the world, because it is designed that way. There will always be some person without a dime, that will do whatever to get money. There will also also always be an audience willing to support it.

    I definitely have great respect for those who do good from the heart. But there is also an understanding from me, when the poor go against all odds to get rich. Just like Master P did. He’s doing good now because there is not a necessity to go negative.

  • i’ll shit bag u

    p miller da truth!!

  • international_che

    Finally a real response!! I’ve been hearin’ niggas talkin’ bout shootin’ this and bangin’ that..but where’s tha follow through?…thank you Master.P for shuttin’ a dumb rapper tha fuck up.

  • b.b

    FELL OFF!

  • jojochicago

    Well P. i feel ya but i feel what 50 was saying too. i think since you are not relevant no more in this gangsta rap thing it probably is time for a change…for u and its cool and respectable at the same time. but like christian rap, it won’t sell. but there is a chance….make sure them beats are hot! the flows are flowing and u not rapping. i have an idea for u and this one is for free, get the ‘name’ rappers on these joints u producing but without the cursing and violence and u may have half the chance of selling a few hundred thousand which i know is like platinum in the independent market so your money is made. make this a great idea and not a ‘corny’ one.

    Joseph Ledet

  • http://www.myspace.com/datrucityboyz talkischeap

    lets see…..first he was negative for profit. Now he is positive for profit.

    Master P….true hustler

    There will always be negativity because there is an imbalance that exists. There will always be people without a dime or a voice that are willing to do whatever to change there situation.

    I have great respect for those that do positive. But I also understand the other side of it as well. It is what it is. Master p is a hypocrite. What he did positive is show these young black males how to go a bout there business.

    Seems to me that at this point in his life he has become a very good politician. He isn’t doing negative anymore because he doesn’t have the necessity to do it.

    The measure of man is what he does despite his situation. He may not be doing it maliciously, but he is just searching for a way to be relevant again. Kind of funny how he plugged the movies and the albums just like 50 cent did.

  • i’ll shit bag u

    dipset all day

  • Danny

    i’ll shit bag u Says:

    May 21st, 2007 at 11:50 am
    dipset all day

    ^^^^^^
    Co-Sign!!! SOO WOO!!

  • jburg

    its funny he says this shit, but he bout to release getto d again? I understand what he is saying, but come on. curtis only said the truth. don’t get mad at that. and if p was selling he wouldn’t be saying this stuff. he would be on the other side of the fence.

  • Ziggy

    ahahahhahha fuck master p ……he aint make a hit in like ….ever….even the hot shit he did put out didnt sell worth fuck….ahahahahhaha fuck no limit….

  • flyboy403

    Curtis !!!!

    Haha ppl jus need to start ignoring 50 the guy is bullshit and he isn’t about nothing

  • Big Tone Coleon

    That’s the problem with the whole rap situation. People don’t want to respect someone else’s mindset or opinion. P Miller really showed the entire industry that he is about change and willing to work with anyone who wants to do the same. He is making an effort. Where you have 50 who doesn’t wanna even try. Our music is slowly getting out of hand. Wait until you have children, and they are 2 or 3 years old, who can’t say their ABC’s but they can spit every verse from the latest 50 song. Curse words and all. It’s a very sad situation.

  • jeff

    P is a businessman. If he could be considered a legitimate gangsta and still sell records, that’s what he would be doing right now. Doesn’t matter to me what he is yellin’ right now, he just re-released Ghetto D for it’s 10 Year Anniversary. He’s a capitalist, point blank. Master Phoney. All he did in his response to 50 Cent was promote all of the new shit he has coming out. Remember when Mase went to God, only to come back to G-Unit? This shit is no different.

  • REAL SPILL

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK P….HEY 50 EAT A DICK SANDWICH MAN…DONT COME TO THE WESTCOAST U FAKE FOCK….

  • Nick bricks

    Ay… Master p is right,50 needs to shut the fuck up nd look at hip hop in general in a positive way,instead of all the bullshit he always talkin on radio’s nd intervieuws… But 50 is a entertainer,nd what he brings to the people,obviously sells records nd makes money… so i say… DO WHAT U DO BEST… if ur in real estate nd ur gettin ur bricks ova there,good for u.. If u spit gangsta shit nd the streetz love u for it nd u gettin bricks by doin that,that’s good for u 2… everyone makes money,the only difference is how…

  • Tha Sauce

    Granted, P was the shit in the late 90′s, but I have to say that 50 siad it right, “Master P don’t sell records”. With that being said, 50 sux dix. What he forgot to say is that with the exception of Buck, G-unit is full of schoolyard bullies and washed up rappers.

  • DirtDoggy

    It’s all bullshit man. Freedom of speech, nuff said. Say what you want, P is a hypocrite bitch ass hoe. If they bleep out the words bitch, hoe, niggas, what’s next ? fuck, shit, slut, faggot ? I mean when does it stop ? Why these few words, when there are so many more ? If dudes want to listen to positive nursery rhymes over real life talk than read some Dr. Zeus or other children’s books.

    Why does hip-hop have to change ? look at porn, the movie business, magazines, Internet, and real life. Negativity is real, and it will always be there in poor communities. These rich middle/high class mutherfuckers can’t understand shit and they are the most ignorant of all.

  • Gorilla unit

    need to stop yappin. kwakkin
    P you sounding like a duck
    Kwick to hollar whats up
    when fifty pulled up.
    wuhaUHAua

  • http://myspace.com/djmainevent DJ Main Event

    It wouldn’t be P without the ad plugs in his speech lol.

  • traebizzo

    So all of you against P like bein poor and looked at as dirt by the rest of the world? Name one thing 50 did for your community?

  • Gama

    Put a nigga in his place this is a nigga you dont not wanna fuck wit when it comes to money he paid his due’s he’s done alot for my career and I aint even on yet I dont like that clean up shit he talkin but I know that niggas done more for rappers in the south than Curtis ever will and to me that means more to me than record sells EVER WILL.

  • No Limit

    P. Miller is gonna make Interscope push 50′s release date back to October or November. Nobody in the South or on the West Coast is gonna buy 50′s album instead of P. Miller’s.

    Jimmy Iovine doesn’t wanna fuck with No Limit on release day.

  • http://www.myspace.com/blackmusicrecords Freddie Nann

    I respect both of them BUT hip hop needs to be hip hop. The people who are changing already did they dirt so NOW they tryna change. The point of the game now is to get money. Nobody will buy Percy album because its not sending that message. Pple wanna hear 50 because he speaks with aggression. Id rather hear 50 then Oprah and all of them talk bad about hip hop
    NIGGA4LYFE

  • http://www.aim.com G.Getta

    dis nigga is so retarted. u gon keep niggas from rappin how dey wanna rap? i dont give a fuck i wanna hear wat a rapper has 2 say uncencored cuz wen u start cencorin shit u start puttin da game bak in da hands of da corporate muh fuckas. niggas is gon crazy deez days. album sales are really gonna decline now wit all deez cencorship shits. niggas is gon go str8 independent.

  • http://xxlmag traebiz

    Freddie Nann Says:

    May 31st, 2007 at 2:25 am
    NIGGA4LYFE

    That is the truest statementi have heard on this matter. I ask again whats the purpose of getting money if you are promoteing the death of African American youth and laughing to the bank. If some one asks these questions you blame it on the hood or being poor. my question was name one thing 50 cent did for people to defend him besides sell drugs or promote killing. When does it stop. We are the problem and the bare minimum underachiever attitude.

  • Nurul Ceo

    first props on MP for spittring the truth without calling out people on a violence tip he is the true hustla this man been in the NBA NICK where you know no black man we last, he makes up the you know what and if a label of his can’t produce a winner he simply go back to the drawing board all with counting his dollars and putting them in someone face, not many can say that. and for these idiots taht alway say oh he aint selling records, when is it a good time to go from a artist to a boss, when you dont have to sell records, you can be on a label but if you have to sell like 15 albums after you are 40 then you still an employer, and this is what this man is saying change is gonna come what are you gonna do with it, plus yeah money is the root of all evil but why is it when our black people get it they focus the newest car or chain or whatever, what ever happen to recycle of the financial like all white entertainers do, yeha they like all those materials too but it is not the basis of all of the conversations

  • iliveonce

    THIS IS STRICTLY TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE. THEY WERE SOME BLACK PEOPLE WHO OPPOSED MALCOLM X AND MARTIN LUTHER AND the ENTIRE CIVLIE RIGHTS MOVEMENT DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. IF NOT FOR THEM ALOT OF YA’LL COULD NOT AFFORD A COMPUTER TO POST YOUR BULLSHIT. ASK YOUR SELF ARE YOU PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PROBLEM.

  • fAm

    WELL ALL IM GOING TO SAY….IS I CAN RESPECT CHANGE BUT ONE HAS TO UNDERSTAND THAT ITS EASY TO JUMP ON THE PEACE WAGON BY DAY AND GO HOME AND SLEEP IN YOUR 2 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE BY NIGHT … I MEAN HE TALKS ABOUT HIS SON NOT GETTING CAUGHT UP IN THE RAP GAME AND DOING HIS THING IN SCHOOL… AND THATS ALL GREAT … BUT HE HAS TO REMEMBER THAT THE VERY WAR HE IS FIGHTING IS THE SAME WAR THAT GOT HIM RICH AND IS PAYING FOR HIS SONS SCHOOLING…. YOU DONT THINK THE STRUGGLING RAPPER WHO HAS TWO KIDS DONT WANT TO SEND THEIR KIDS TO COLLEGE ?…I LOOK AT THE RAP INDUSTRY AS HUGE MARKET FULL OF BUSINESS MEN AND WOMEN…THE WORDS (BITCHES/HO’S/N$##as,GUNS) ARE ALL PART OF AN ART FORM DISCRIBING THE EVERYDAY STRUGGLES ONE GOES THROUGH IN A SOCIETY OF SURVIVAL… SO IF ONE USES SUCH WORDS IN A WAY OF EXSPRESSING THEIR ANGER OR HEART ACHES IN A FORM OF MUSIC I CAN SUPPORT THAT…ITS NOT A JUST A RAP THING AINCIENT POETS USED SIMILAR METAPHORS ALL THE TIME…SOME OF THEIR PEICES WE READ IN TODAYS SCHOOLS …(EXAMPLE I BELEIVE IT WAS POE THAT WROTE ONE THAT DISCRIBED A CHARACTER GETTING SOMEONE DRUNK AND LEAVEING HIM IN A CAVE TO DIE)…I SAW SOMEONE WRITE THAT THE WORLD WILL NEVER CHANGE BECAUSE OF AN ENBALANCE AND I BELEIVE THAT IS THE TRUTH … WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY WHERE WAR EXIST ON T.V. AND RIGHT OUT SIDE OUR FRONT DOORS… WHERE FAMILIES LIVE PAY CHECK TO PAY CHECK AND SOME COMMUNITIES LOOK LIKE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES … AGAIN CHANGE IS GOOD BUT YOU COULD ONLY HELP THOSE THAT WANT TO BE HELPED AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND THOSE THAT DONT … SOMETIMES ITS BETTER TO FIGHT THE BATTLE BEFORE YOU FIGHT THE WAR SO IN ENDING I THINK THIS NEW COALITION NEEDS TO FOCUSE THEIR ATTENTION AND $MONEY$ TOWARDS MORE IMPORTANT THINGS SUCH AS SCHOOLS/COMMUNITIES/PARKS/OR TO THAT SINGLE MOM OUT THERE WORKING TWO JOBS TO FEED HER THREE KIDS…

    PEACE-

    fAm