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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

Master P Talks The Power Of Possession: 'Ownership Is One Thing, But Control Is The Most Important Thing'

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.

Shanique Yates

Mar 18, 2022

Ky'Wuan Dukes Becomes The First HBCU Athlete To Ink An Endorsement Deal With Bojangles

The endorsements are rolling in for student-athletes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). HBCU Buzz reports that Johnson C. Smith Univesity’s (JCSU) Ky’Wuan Dukes just landed himself a revolutionary deal with Bojangles. The move allows him to join the ranks of HBCU athletes like Hercy Miller who AfroTech reports recently secured a $2 million deal thanks to the move made by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to allow college athletes to make a profit from their name and likeness. “It’s already hard for us as it is,” said Dukes in reference to being an HBCU student-athlete. “I’m glad we get that rule because… we are able to promote ourselves for marketing and be introduced to things we’ve never really seen.” He also explains how the new rule is a huge turning point for those athletes who struggle to make ends meet while their schools have been able to receive all of the profit off of their hard work.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by...

Shanique Yates

Aug 6, 2021

'I Guess I Got To Change My Name To, Dr. P. Miller,' Master P Earns Honorary Degree From HBCU

When Master P built No Limits from the ground up, selling over 100 million records, he really meant that the possibilities were limitless! According to Daily Lincoln News, Percy “Master P” Miller has received an honorary doctorate in humane letters this past Sunday at Lincoln’s Beginning of 2021. The Hip-Hop mogul , producer actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is also the founder of No Limit Records was one of more than 400 graduates who attended the ceremony. “I guess I got to change my name to, Dr. P. Miller,” he wrote. “From the projects to getting a Doctoral degree from @lincolnuniversityofpa. Don’t be afraid to change, grow and educate yourself. I did it! You can do it. #GODISGOOD #Nevertoolate #hbcu #NoLimit There is NO limit to your dreams #DRPMiller.” Among the recipients of the honorary degrees were Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, co-founder and executive director of the Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF), former Lincoln University professor Charles V. Hamilton, and...

Shanique Yates

May 25, 2021

Master P Champions Black Ownership and Adds 'Rap Noodles' to His Growing Empire

Percy Miller — better known as “Master P” — sets a strong example for Black entrepreneurs to follow. His legacy as a businessman has always stressed the importance of Black ownership — preaching about how our community should support Black-owned businesses and build our own independent brands. This week he made another stake for Black businesses promoting his new ramen noodles product, Rap Noodles , with a viral video. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Master P (@masterp) In the video, Miller says “I want to ask ya’ll one thing: Who owns Ramen Noodles? Do ya’ll know? Probably don’t,” as he juxtaposes multi-million dollar company Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup. “This guy comes over to this country and made a trillion-dollar business,” he added. Miller is only interested in progressing the Black community by pushing his businesses which include his ramen noodles brand sold in chain stores all across the country. “You have to be committed to what you do. Everybody thinks it’s...

Njera Perkins

May 6, 2020