For nearly two decades now, Master P has been known as one of rap's foremost entrepreneurs. Even as major labels were enjoying the turn-of-the-century boom in physical record sales, P stayed the course, forging out a small empire in Louisiana. His No Limit Records (along with Birdman and Slim's Cash Money outfit) provided the model for an independent machine that existed without outside corporate interests, and was self-sustaining. Despite the label shuttering its doors about a decade ago, P has remained a fixture in hip-hop, both for his own presence and that of his son Romeo, who was an artist under the name Lil Romeo and later a basketball player at USC. Now, his life has been turned into reality programming with his new show, Master P's Family Empire. And while it should be a nice capstone on another decade of influence, he's frustrated, because many of his friends and family members in his hometown can't access the show.

TMZ caught up with P while he was doing some holiday shopping to talk about the show's early success (it premiered on Nov. 28). But while he was happy with the response it had received on social media, he was more frustrated than anything: "I wanna talk to the president of Cox Cable because I feel like this is a good show. My people should be able to see it at home," he said. Cox is the largest cable provider in New Orleans, and does not include Reelz, the show's network, in its programming packages. "That was my first job," P reveals. "I worked for Cox Cable. So I'm disappointed that my show is not on the network, so my aunties, my uncles, my nieces and nephews, they can't see the show in New Orleans." He added that he's hoping for an audience with the company's president.

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