One of New Orleans hip hop pioneers, Percy Miller, better known as Master P, was the special guest in TV One’s UNCENSORED series on March 20. The documentary styled interview was an hour long and covered a variety of topics about the rap mogul. He dove headfirst into the No Limit Records CEO’s childhood, journey from the National Basketball Association to record store owner and eventually, platinum-selling rapper and successful in his business ventures.
Master P, who has a long reputation of giving sound advice for beginning business owners, begins the documentary by saying, “Know your value and know your worth.” That is a saying that he still lives by day by day. In a recent interview, Miller explained how his grandparents instilled those principles in him, and how it shaped him to be the man he is today.
“They always told me know your value, know your worth,” he said. “It’s just something that stuck with me. I realized that a lot of people are going to use you or take advantage of you, but you have to know what you worth, and don’t be afraid to pass up a deal because you know your value. I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now if I hadn’t give up a lot of stuff or passed it up. I feel that a lot, and so I don’t use it as a loss. I use it as a lesson.
“Every time I fail, I get back up and trying to figure it out, like, ‘How can I do this better?’ I even talk about in music how I wasn’t the best artist in the world, but I had to figure it out, watching 2Pac, watching all those guys, it motivated me watching they work ethics.”
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