Master P's independent approach to music transformed the industry. Now the rapper is looking to take what he's learned and apply it to Hollywood.
During his latest appearance on the Breakfast Club, Master P explained how necessary it is for black creatives to own their content. He does this by dissecting one of Hollywood's biggest cultural hits, Black Panther.
"You got to realize why it's so important," P said. "When we do a project like Black Panther, we didn't benefit off that man ... Like black people was in the movie and we were happy and excited, but it wasn't us." Master P then went on to explain how his upcoming film I Got the Hook Up 2 is the start of black people controlling what they create.
"We did this for the budget, we did it more and we did it for millions of dollars, but imagine if we had hundreds of millions of dollars to make a project? How would it look?" Master P continued. "This is the growth. This is why this is important because we're coming back into the community, putting money back into the community. But it's a process. We got to grow with this. Just like I did with music."
This isn't the first time Master P has challenged the Marvel/Disney creation. In a post to his Instagram, Master P claims that I Got the Hook Up 2 is going to be "the biggest movie ever."
"I showed y'all a couple of trailers and y'all said 'Oh, this can't be bigger than Black Panther,' why not?" he said. "And if it's close to Black Panther it's successful. We didn't create Black Panther. We definitely didn't own Black Panther."