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The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Master P in Louisville, KY

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  Master P in Louisville, KY

Credit: Sherlene Shanklin

by Sherlene Shanklin

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 24 at 6:39 PM

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  Percy "Master P" Miller was in Louisville for a concert last weekend but before he took the stage he spent the morning in Louisville's west end to check on some special people.  Master P along with Chris 2X spoke to the media about recent cases of violence within our community.  The famous rapper, actor and entrepreneur talked about how the community needs to take back their streets and it begins at home.  

I know you are thinking "What does he know about crime?"  Miller lost a brother to violence 19 years ago and he still thinks about the incident.  Miller's brother was actually killed by a good friend.  So, he knows firsthand what a family is dealing with.  He said his mother stopped talking for awhile and he understood the load you have to bear when it happens in your immediate family. 

Once Master P finished speaking to the media he went to the Expressions For You Coffee Shop and a group of homicide victims had gathered to speak to the star.  He was open with them about his career, the perception that the title "rapper" gives you but he also spoke about his foundation and how others need to give back. 

I sat in the back and I saw recent homicide victims and victims whose loved ones died several years ago.  All were listening intently and I noticed a few even shed a tear. 

Later, that evening Master P and No Limit performed in front of a soldout crowd at DJ Q's 3rd Anniversary Party at the Gillespie. 

Also, did you know that Miller was considering the University of Louisville to play collegiate basketball?  He spoke highly of Coach Denny Crum and the U of L program. 

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