Every Gem Master P Dropped on Solange's 'A Seat at the Table'

Every Gem Master P Dropped on Solange's 'A Seat at the Table'

Percy dropped some gems – and here they are.

Published October 3, 2016

  1. New Orleans Stand Up
    (Photo from left: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Solange's latest effort A Seat at the Table is an incredible journey into the singer's inner psyche. While Solange weaves her own solid tale of finding herself in the midst of chaos (with the help of some killer collaborations), there's another noteworthy voice that echoes throughout the project. Master P is the narrator, traveling through interludes with some necessary gems we can all take with us. Check out the gospel according to Percy Miller.

  2. Where Is The Peace?
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30:  Master P attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

    On the first interlude, titled "The Glory Is in You," Master P breaks down the understanding of finding peace and how it's not that hard to find. "Sometimes you ask yourself, 'Where's the peace?'" he says. "Everybody is always talking about peace, but, as long as you find peace in what you doing then you successful and that's what people don't realize."

  3. Glory Be
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14:  Rapper Master P arrives at 14th Annual Young Hollywood Awards presented by Bing at Hollywood Athletic Club on June 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Hollywood Life)
    (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Hollywood Life)

    Searching for glory? Master P knows where it is. On that same first interlude, Master P emphatically declares, "The glory is in you."

  4. #BlackLivesMatter
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 09:  Rapper Master P speaks onstage during the 'Master P's Family Empire' panel discussion at the Reelz portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    On the fourth interlude, "This Moment," Master P breaks down the value of Black lives and how the time is now to speak up. "If you don't understand us and understand what we've been through, then you probably wouldn't understand what this moment is about," he expresses. "This is home. This is where we from. This is where we belong."

  5. Dollars And Sense
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    Society has been corrupt for years and years, where we rob from one people to pay another. It's beyond a conspiracy; it's a reality. "Everything is about dollars and cents," Master P states. "Even when you're talking the government, you know? Even when you're talking about the preachers and the people that's running the community."

  6. Building An Empire
    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:  Master P poses for a photo backstage during "S.O.S. (Saving OurSelves): The BET Relief Telethon" to benefit the victims of hurricane Katrina at the BET Studios September 9, 2005 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

    Interlude No. 5, "For Us By Us," is somewhat of an in-depth look at the genesis of Master P's independent powerhouse No Limit Records. He recalls the time when he was offered a million dollars for a deal but couldn't use his name, so he turned it down. "I was fighting my brother, because, 'Man, you should've took the million dollars!' I said, 'No, what you think I'm worth? If this white man offer me a million dollars I gotta be worth forty or fifty... or ten or something.'" From there, he brought his Black-owned company to the Billboard charts and Forbes lists. If that's not inspirational, then what is?

  7. Redemption
    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14:  Rapper Master P poses in the press room at the 39th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    It's in that same interlude where we learn that all of the anger Master P had within him went straight to the music. The results were more rewarding than we realized: "Going to the white lady's house where my grandmother lived at, and saying, 'Look, you don't have to work here no more, Big Mama! We got more money than the people on St. Charles Street.'" Beautiful.

  8. The True Definition of 'No Limit'
    NEW YORK - MARCH 24:  Rapper Master P visits BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios on March 24, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

    Ever wonder where No Limit came from, including that iconic tank? Well, now we know, thanks to the aptly titled seventh interlude "No Limits":

    "My grandfather, Big Daddy, was in the military. He always said, 'Man, them people ain't gon' do nothing for us.' So he was like, 'Grandson, you need to start your own army.' And that's where the tanks and the military thing come," he says. "My grandfather, he said, 'Why you gon' call it 'No Limit'?' I said, 'Because I don't have no limit to what I could do.'"

  9. Learning From The Avon Lady
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29:  Master P speaks onstage at the BET Revealed Seminars during the 2013 BET Experience at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET)
    (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for BET)

    "See, I watched the Avon lady in my hood," Master P recalls in the "No Limits" interlude. "She popped her trunk and sell her products. So I put all my CDs and cassettes in the back of my trunk and I hit every city, every hood."

  10. Only God Can Judge
    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25:  Master P attends the "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 25, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

    The eighth interlude, "Pedestals," reveals more of Master P's mind. "I never cried or nothing, and that's where the, 'Make 'em say uhh uhh,' that's like my pain," he says. "That's basically what it is. That's my battle cry." He goes on to say we are all imperfect. "Only God can judge me, that's how I look at it," he adds. "The people that's sitting around pointing their fingers, imagine all the stuff they're probably doing. Whether you're police officers, doctors, lawyers, presidents, whatever, you got good and bad in everything. You know, we're putting people on a pedestal that's just a human like us."

  11. #SelfCare
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 24:  Master P arrives at the E! 20th anniversary party celebrating two decades of pop culture held at The London Hotel on May 24, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    The concept of #SelfCare can apply to multiple aspects of Black lives as Master P elaborates on in "Pedestals." "They got more drugs in the rich neighborhoods than they got in the hood. A lot of their kids dying from overdose and things like that. Think about it. Black kids have to figure it out! We don't have rehabs to go to," he says. "You gotta rehab yourself. But for us, you can't pull the plug on us and tell us it's over. Not me!"

  12. The Higher Power Reigns
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 06:  Master P attends the Latina 'Hot List' Party hosted by Latina Media Ventures at The London West Hollywood on October 6, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    On the closing interlude, "The Chosen Ones," Master P keeps it real about believing in a greater being. "That's what make my life complete, knowing that it's a higher being, a higher power, knowing that these people done paved they way," he says. "You know, our great-great-grandfathers and grandmothers that came here, they found some kind of way to make the rhythm. You know, and they kept rhythm, no matter what."

  13. Move With A Purpose
    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29:  Master P attends WE tv's Growing Up Hip Hop Season 2 Premiere Screening And After Party on September 29, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for WE tv)
    (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for WE tv)

    His final remark on "The Chosen Ones" says it all: "Now, we come here as slaves, but we going out as royalty and able to show that we are truly the chosen ones."

Written by BET Staff

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