Relationships might be worth more than money, especially for hip-hop billionaire Jay-Z. As AfroTech previously reported, the rapper once revealed that relationships and sometimes talent are the factors that matter for music collaborations. “It’s actually always been mostly relationships. Sometimes it’s talent, and sometimes someone asks me to be on some. Pretty much every song that I am on — I am asked to be. I don’t ask people to be on their songs, and I never charge,” Jay-Z said during an episode of Kevin Hart’s “Hart to Heart” talk show on Peacock in 2022.
Feb 24, 2023
It’s no secret that Nipsey Hussle was a huge fan of Master P and the movement that he started with No Limit Records, but the respect that he had for the icon ran even deeper than that. Prior to his untimely passing, Nipsey Hussle spoke on the relationship that he had with the New Orleans native during an interview with Billboard. “Master P was an innovator in so many different ways,” the late Nipsey Hussle once told the outlet. “Puff gets his credit. Dame and Jay get their credit. Ruff Ryders, Irv Gotti and Chris Gotti, they get their credit. P don’t get his credit, man.” When asked, “Why do you think that is?” Nipsey Hussle responded: “This is my opinion and I could be dead wrong: He got so successful in music. He was the first to do it the way he did it. He put his kids on — he put Romeo on. He turned into a businessman. He did films. He burned the game out. He maxed out.” It seems as though Master P’s sentiments about the West Coast rapper are one and the same, because, during...
Mar 25, 2022
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...
Mar 21, 2022
It’s no secret that the legendary Master P has the knowledge for days when it comes to lessons of owning your own. Among many things, the rapper turned entrepreneur — born Percy Miller — is an icon. For decades, he has built and maintained an empire that is rooted in remaining true to yourself and trusting God, and he has been bringing his family (and the culture) with him every step of the way. AfroTech sat down with the icon to discuss what the journey to success has looked like for him over the years, advice for the culture, and why his family will always be one of his main values, plus more, ahead of the premiere of his “UNCENSORED” TV One episode.
Mar 18, 2022
TikTok crowned Master P the “master of merchandising” and it’s clear that he’s rightfully earned the title. @cultureunfiltered #stitch with @xbrackishx i’m shook. #fyp #cultureunfiltered #entertainmentnews #ThatCloseMessenger #masterp #merchandising #raptok #merchandising ♬ original sound – CultureUnfiltered | MasaniMusa And for his future business ventures, the mogul is set to take his talents to the next level with the help of technology.
Dec 1, 2021