HIP HOP Let The Kids Grow Master P

Published on June 7th, 2014 | by PEM

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Master P and Let The Kids Grow kickoff summer activities in Indiana for inner-city kids

Master P and Let The Kids Grow kickoff summer activities in Indiana for inner-city kids.


By DANIEL SUDDEATH
daniel.suddeath@newsandtribune.com

NEW ALBANY — As the stretch limousine pulled into the Griffin-Kathy Wilkerson Recreation Center parking lot Friday afternoon, it was obvious this wasn’t just any guest.

Emerging from the limo was an internationally-known rapper, record label founder and hip hop icon — a man who made the kids say “Uhh!”. Master P visited the center as part of the kick-off for the New Albany Parks Summer Youth Program.

He then posed for dozens of pictures and spoke with several of the kids and their families. He didn’t shy away from real issues youth face in inner-cities, as Master P asked the children how many of them knew someone who was in jail or had been the victim of violence.

By staying in school and focusing on education, kids and can avoid many of the problems experienced all too often in economically depressed neighborhoods, he continued.

And Master P told the children they can accomplish their dreams with the right mindset.

“Be leaders not followers,” he said.

 


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