Top Tracks: August 21 - August 28
Can we finally breathe a sign of relief after what's proven to be a crazy August?
I Got You, Fam: 10 Rapper-Athlete Bromances
The elite class of athletes and musicians share much in common -- wealth, fame, a central role in popular culture. So it should not come as a surprise that there is, generally speaking, a great mutual respect between rappers and athletes. Sometimes this respect engenders friendship. Sometimes it engenders rappers and athletes throwing each other alley-oops... on and off the court.
Jarren Benton Says He's Leaving Funk Volume For No Limit
The core of Funk Volume is rapidly falling apart. Over the weekend, Hopsin announced that he would leave the label that he helped start in 2009 if his co-founder Damien Ritter did not leavel. Now, it appears that Jarren Benton is decamping from Funk Volume for Master P and No Limit Records.
Master P Claims Eminem, Nas & T.I. Wanted To Sign To No Limit
Percy Miller, aka Master P, has been in the headlines recently after he accused Kobe Bryant for visiting Lamar Odom in the hospital for publicity's sake. He's now made some more surprising claims, suggesting that a number of the best rappers of all time wanted to sign to his record label, No Limit, in its heyday.
Master P's Estranged Wife Files Lawsuit Against Their Son Romeo
With millions of dollars at stake, Master P's divorce battle with his estranged wife Sonya Miller rages fiercely on ward with no end in sight. Now court documents obtained by TMZ reveal that Sonya is suing her son Romeo, claiming that P is using Romeo to keep her from getting the money she deserves.
Master P Reveals "Empire" Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date
Master P is getting ready to release his new album, Empire, sharing some info on the project today. The album will be released on November 28th through No Limit Forever records.P has also shared the tracklist for the album with AllHipHop, which finds some artists from the label guesting among its 15 songs, but most notably features a collaboration with Lil Wayne.
Sonya Miller Claims Master P Kicked Her Out Of The House, P Responds
The Master P/Sonya Miller divorce war is still going strong. The latest development in the on-going legal battle, in case you were wondering, is that Sonya Miller has reportedly been kicked out of P's Calabasas home, where she was living with their seven children.
Lil Wayne Brought Out Drake, Curren$y, Master P & More At Lil Weezyana Fest
When it was announced that the Hot Boys would be reuniting for Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana Fest, we knew it would be a historical event, but it turned out Wayne had plenty more surprises up his sleeve.After running through a collection of his many solo hits, Wayne began to introduce the guests. He started off with a couple of artists from the Young Money roster (Cory Gunz and Shanell), before reuniting the Sqad Up crew (Kidd Kidd, Gudda Gudda, etc.). Later on, Mack Maine and Curren$y made back-to-back appearances, before the main event -- the Hot Boys -- took the stage.
Master P Is Hitting The Road To Cast His Upcoming Biopic
If you've seen Straight Outta Compton, it's hard to leave the theater without the feeling that spin-off biopics on Dr. Dre and Tupac are being filmed this very minute. The imminent biopic craze has been confirmed by Master P's announcement that he'll be telling his own story on film, under the title, "Ice Cream Man: King Of The South".
Master P Announces Self-Directed Biopic Slated For 2016 Release
With an estimated net worth of $350 million, Master P is one of the most successful rappers and businessman in the history of hip hop. Now he's taking his rags-to-riches story to the silver screen. Produced in-house by No Limit Forever Films, "Ice Cream Man: King of the South" is slated for a spring 2016 release.
Top Tracks of The Week: December 29 - January 6
New Year, New Tracks. For the new readers, TTOTW is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts.
Master P Loses Custody Of His Kids
Back in April, Master P was in hot water after his estranged wife claimed the rapper "abducted" their children and refused to return them to their mother. Master P and his kids were quick to respond with a YouTube video proving they were all well and safe, and he even put each child on the spot asking them where they prefer to stay.
Turk Says He & Lil Wayne Once Discussed Signing To Master P's No Limit Records
Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans rappers as Turk told Vlad TV that he and fellow Hot Boys member, Lil Wayne, once discussed whether or not they should sign with Master P’s No Limit Records. During a recent sit-down with Vlad TV, Turk spoke about wanting to be "hot", and how Master P offered a little more than Baby did at that time. Turk said:
Master P's Wife Claims P Abducted Their Children [Update: Master P & His Kids Respond]
It's looking like Master P and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Sonya Miller will not be having a friendly divorce. We first reported the hip-hop couple were getting a divorce back in October and since that time, we've learned Mrs. Miller is on welfare and was forced to move in with her son (Lil) Romeo.
Master P Admits Fat Trel Is Better Off With Maybach Music Group
When Fat Trel, Master P, and Alley Boy dropped The New World Order mix as the Hip Hop trio, Louie V Mob, it seemed all but inevitable that Fat Trel would sign to Master P's No Limit label. Instead, just five months later Fat Trel aligned himself with Maybach Music Group. Master P doesn't sound too hurt though (either that or he is extremely hurt, depending on how you want to interpret his words).
Master P's Estranged Wife Is Reportedly On Welfare And Has Moved In With Romeo
You might recall, if you're young enough, the perfect family dynamic Master P maintained on the old Nickelodeon sitcom on his son's vehicle, "Romeo!" It seems that Master P's real family's situation is less ideal than that depicted on the idyllic kids' show, as his estranged wife, Sonya Miller, is petitioning for a divorce and claiming that she is currently on welfare and had to move in with her son, the former child Hip-Hop star, Romeo.
Master P Hit With Tax Lien
Another rapper, another tax lien. Master P is the latest emcee to be hit by the IRS with with a massive tax bill. Master P's unpaid taxes date way back to 1999 and 2000. TMZ reports that the California native didn't pay his taxes during those two years, and owes the IRS a sum $237,027.41.
Master P's New Album "The Gift" Will Offer Fans $10,000 Golden Ticket
Master P is getting ready to release his first album since 2005's Ghetto Bill, and he's making sure to make this release a special one. Each copy of the upcoming project will include a "golden lottery ticket," which will give fans a chance to win a $10,000 prize, the winner of which is set to be decided through a raffle on December 23rd. P will also sign each individual copy of the aptly titled The Gift, and proceeds from the album will go towards No Limit sponsored holiday toy drives.