Rapper Master P tours housing project, preps documentary


by Renee Murphy


Posted on June 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 7:26 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – One of the pioneers of the Southern rap music scene made a special appearance in Louisville Tuesday morning.

Rapper Master P toured Beecher Terrace and talked to residents about spreading his words from the street.

“I know we are going to find the next Master P's, the next big superstars, right here in these projects,”  Master P said.

Before there was Lil’ Wayne and T.I. there was Master P -- a rapper from the toughest streets in New Orleans turned millionaire recording artist and entrepreneur.

Today he stopped in one of Louisville’s toughest neighborhoods reminding young people about his cause and his latest project.

He is working on a documentary that centers around stopping crime and violence.

“Stop making excuses. I could be in jail with my brother right now. Teach your babies maybe one of them could be a blessing to help you,” Master P said.

“This project can help out and save many different lives for kids who want to get involved in violence and tell them this is not the way to go,” Lavel White, producer of the documentary, said.

“My coach told me in the projects, he said man you ever make it you comeback,” Master P said. “I challenge them, any athlete, any entertainer from Louisville support this mission if I could come from somewhere else I just want to challenge every businessman to do your part. So, I’m gonna support.”

The documentary Master P is working on with White is set to be released in the fall. Master P also toured Metro Corrections while he was in town.  He talked to inmates and even played a little basketball all in an effort to continue his outreach.