Master P: “Hip Hop Is Dying So Young”

todayMarch 22, 2022

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(GEMS RADIO)–Percy Master P Miller gives his two cents on the dying Hip Hop culture. Master P was subject to an hour-long UNCENSORED series by TV One where he spoke at length about issues affecting the Hip Hop community.

Master P’s Childhood

The No Limits Records CEO spoke of his journey from childhood to the NBA and a successful rap career. The CEO also disclosed the pressure of joining a gang when he was young and how he wanted something different for himself.

“Looking at what other people going through, you start seeing yourself, knowing that one day, this could be you watching so many young people around me die,” he continued. “I start realizing that I don’t want this to be me. I want to be able to have a life. I want to be able to have a family. I need to do right myself. I need to self-discipline myself. I need to police myself. I think a lot of young people don’t understand that because you get caught up in the crowd.”

“Sheep Could Never Lead A Lion” Master P

“That’s why I go back to the lion again. Because you know, we start thinking like a lion, you don’t have to be a follower. You could be a leader because a lion could lead sheep to the promised land, but a sheep could never lead a lion. Those are types of things that just, I had to look at myself and say, ‘Am I going to be a sheep or I’m going to be a lion?’ When I start realizing that I’m going to be a lion, I need to make some changes in my life and I don’t want to die young. You look at this culture right now, Hip Hop is dying so young.”

Master P’s advice comes at a time when drug overdoses and gun violence is at a peak among young rappers. 2021 was among the most violent years with the culture burying over 2 dozen young rappers among them Hot Boy Ju, Boog The Bandit, Drakeo The Ruler, Young Dolph, among others.

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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