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Master P Recalls Walking Away From A $1M Check From Jimmy Iovine — ‘You Gotta Know Your Self-Worth'

Here’s your lesson on not only knowing your worth but adding tax! Today, Master P’s net worth sits at an estimated $200 million and he tops the list as one of the most successful rappers turned entrepreneurs in the game, but he wasn’t always worth millions of dollars. As a matter of fact, the music mogul, born Percy Miller, came from the exact opposite as a product of Calliope Housing Projects, one of New Orleans’ toughest neighborhoods which gained notoriety as one of the most violent projects in the U.S. back in the 90s. In 1994, the homicides that occurred in the area were said to be the largest factor in the death rates in the city of New Orleans. In 2009, Master P partnered with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to rebuild the projects which are now known as the B.W. Cooper Housing Projects. During his “UNCENSORED” episode on TV One that aired on March 20, Master P opened up about walking away from what seemed like the biggest deal of his life...

Shanique Yates

Mar 21, 2022

Jimmy Iovine Says He Owes A Lot To Black Culture As He And Dr. Dre Take On The U.S. Public School System

Dr. Dre represented for South LA when he showcased the records that have shaped his legendary career this past Super Bowl Sunday and the proof showed in the numbers. AfroTech previously reported that the Dr.Dre and Snoop Dogg -laced track, “Still D.R.E.” hit over a billion views on YouTube after their halftime performance. The record was released in 1999 and for more than two decades it’s re-appeared on the Billboard charts. While sitting in the wins of still being a long-standing force in the industry, now, he’s helping the next generation break the mold with a new partnership. The music mogul has teamed up with adidas and PENSOLE Design Academy to launch an innovative school program “that blends fashion, technology, and entrepreneurship,” according to Rolling Stone. Joining him to teach the young entrepreneurs is his longtime business and music partner Jimmy Iovine. Students located in LA County will be offered a new curriculum spearheaded by the Iovine and Young Academy, the USC...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Team Up To Open New High School In South Central L.A.

Dr. Dre and his longtime collaborator, Jimmy Iovine, have announced that they’ve teamed up yet again. But this time, their collaboration isn’t a musical one (well, not exactly, anyway). According to the Los Angeles Times, who was the first to break the story, the rapper-turned-mogul and the music industry veteran will be launching a new public school in South Central Los Angeles. The school, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, will be focused on the entrepreneurial spirit that propelled both these men to success from the 1980s on. “[I want to reach] the inner-city kid, the younger me,” Dr. Dre said to the Los Angeles Times. “Here’s a place that you can go where there’s something that you can learn that you’re really interested in.” The Los Angeles County Board of Education approved the plans for the school, and Iovine was very specific about providing the prospective students an opportunity to work for some of the coolest companies in the world. What’s more, he said,...

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and DJ Pooh Make Surprise Cameos in 'GTA Cayo Perico Heist'

If you’re familiar with GTA, you know that there’s no telling of what may happen. On Dec. 15, gamers got a nice surprise when Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and DJ Pooh made cameos as part of the Grand Theft Auto Online’s The Cayo Perico Heist update. Jimmy’s son Jamie Iovine tweeted the news, and video game journalist Geoff Keighley also spotted the music moguls. Lol if you download the new #GTAOnline update my dad, Dre and @DJPooh pop up — Jamie Iovine (@Jamie_iovine) December 15, 2020 “This made me happy af,” Pooh posted on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by DJPooh (@djpooh) According to Hypebeast, Dre and Iovine are among the most celebrated celebrities who’ve popped up in the game.  In clips swirling the ‘net, a character refers to the music geniuses as “The Big Guns” as they arrive on the tarmac just before Iovine steps out of the car. “Come on, Dre,” Iovine says. “Who the f*ck are these people?” The Cayo Perico Heist is the largest...

Niki McGloster

Dec 16, 2020