Having sold 75 million records through his independent label No Limit Records, and with an estimated worth of $350 million, Master P has announced plans to self-direct and produce a biopic about his come up in southern rap.
The mogul announced the project on Twitter, titled “Ice Cream Man: The King of the South,” which will chronicle his journey from the Calliope Projects in the 3rd Ward of New Orleans to becoming one the richest figures in hip hop.
Master P co-wrote the script and will produce it in-house through his No Limit Forever Films.
The film’s lengthy description reads:
Written by Percy Miller, Parde Bridget and Wayne Conley brings alive the real story of young Percy Miller “Master P” and how he became one of the most influential names to Hip Hop. Master P broke major music barriers in the late 90’s with a 80/20 distribution deal that changed the industry of the hip hop world. Master P and his No Limit Record Company INDEPENDENTLY sold 75 million albums world wide in a time when hip-hop was dominantly run by the West and East coast. Master P gave a voice to Southern Hip Hop and exploded the culture, the soul, and the heart of what southern hip-hop is.
Master P is the definition of the American Dream, coming from one of the murder capitals of the USA, the Calliope Projects in New Orleans, LA, to being one of the top ten highest grossing entertainers according to Forbes Magazine. Fans across the country say they are excited about the success of the NWA movie and cant wait to see the Master P movie next. This generation of moviegoers want to see real life bio stories now, and they will be in for a treat with Ice Cream Man “The King of the South” The Master P bio film coming to theaters Spring 2016.
The film will also star Queen Latifah playing the mother of Master P.
The actress, talk show host and rapper lands a major role to play the mother of the young Percy Miller aka Master P rags to riches story. The film is based on Master P’s overcoming poverty and finding a way out the ghetto for his family through his music.
Flavor Unit executive Shakim Compere says, “This is a great role for Queen Latifah. Master P has an amazing story and has broke a lot of barriers in hip-hop, paving the way for artists to make real money and run their own businesses in the music industry. We have so much respect for what he’s done in the game, we want to help make sure that his story is told authentically with A-list talent.” The King of The South is the latest theatrical endeavor for Latifah who most recently starred in Lifetime’s Steel Magnolia‘s reboot. Her Flavor Unit also struck in overall deal with BET and Centric to revive VH1’s scripted series Single Ladies.
Watch the trailer below:
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