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Master P: Role Model?

Posted on September 18th, 2008 Filed under People

I am pretty busy today writing some low-level interface code to pull data from server to XML to an internal JS data structure and relay back to screen to show real-time matches of text input. Music of choice while doing this… Master P of course.

With songs about how to make and distribute crack, being a TRU n-word, and other ’bout it ’bout it shit, I find it to be just enough to keep me on track. That is until my interest was peaked after a song where there is some aside about being No-Limit for life and being No-Limit family and such. I started to wonder where they are now. Is No-Limit still for life? Are they still all dirty south thugs drinking their foteys and riding tanks and stuff?

I did some fact checking, and the results were quite surprising. If dirty south thug life includes being a CEO of a business conglomerate and having over a half-billion dollars in personal assets, then the answer is a resounding “yes”.

I found some other interesting things about this Master P:

  • Master P attended college at the University of Houston
  • Master P played professional basketball for both the Hornets and the Raptors.
  • Master P serves on the executive board of Joel John Scholastic Academy.
  • Master P was awarded the key to the city of Memphis in 2008.
  • Master P is the Youth Ambassador for the NAACP, a position once held by Bill Clinton.

Now that’s pretty dang impressive. The first thing that comes to mind is, “Imagine if he was convicted for selling crack when he was young.” With an average sentence of 20 years for distribution of crack-cocaine, he would still be in prison. He would leave prison with nothing but a felony on his record, preventing him from most jobs, including those that only pay minimum wage.

Luckily for him, he didn’t get caught. Now he’s an American success story. What about the 30,000+ that are caught each year? Think about them. Legalize crack. Vote Ron Paul 2008.

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