Master P

Master P Talks Biopic And Syrup In New Interview

Master P sat down for an interview with The Breakfast Club, where he talked about his upcoming biopic and his take on what’s wrong with this generation of rappers.

In the recent interview, the No Limit Records founder discussed the problems facing the new generation of hip-hop stars. “What kill us as African American entertainers is drugs,” lamented the rapper. “If you really want to go and research. Everybody that you know that went at a young age, it’s all drugs. Drugs killing a lot of our hip-hop artists.”

Master P continued to elaborate on the subject, while also criticising those that weren’t ready to put in the effort in order to succeed. He went on to bemoan a lack of hustle and dedication in today’s generation of rap stars, who in his opinion, spend all day getting high and posting on social media. Master P specifically references “syrup” or “lean”, which is a prescription level cough syrup, that has been popularised by rappers like Future, while taking the lives of others such as A$AP Mob leader, A$AP Yams.

“Nobody really wanna work no more…Everybody getting high now,” Master P said. “The syrup is killing the whole-this generation. Sometimes you don’t have to work for the money. If you do what you gotta do and you good at it, the money gon’ come. You gotta love what you’re doing. And you gotta educate yourself.”

Master P also touched on his upcoming biopic, Ice Cream Man: King of the South. He mentions that in the wake of Straight Outta Compton, he is planning on working together with everyone who will be portrayed in the film, in order to ensure that each story is told correctly and without embellishments, in a bid to save himself from both lawsuits and a damaged reputation. The rapper went on to say that the story in the biopic won’t be told through rose-coloured glasses, with the New Orleans rappers stating, “My movie gon’ be real because it’s gon’ be everything. And I’mma let everybody speak their part, but I’m not faking it. I’m not gonna sugarcoat it or make you look good. If you was fake back then, I’m gonna expose that. It’s gonna show how fake you was.”

The film is set to hit American theatres in Spring this year.