Review: Master P – The Gift

Master P gives listeners the gift of gab with his 2013 album The Gift. Master P keeps things fresh by discussing relevant and up to date content with today’s audience. Super producer BlaqnMild graced P’s album with his high quality production and sound.

The Colonel of The Tank shares game about preparation, ownership and education with everyone including professional athletes and entertainers on Need To Know. “If you gettin’ money this the shit you need to know.” He kept real and keeps telling the truth. This is the realest shit Master P ever wrote and ever spoke. Rap is missing real lyricism like this.

This is the shit they don’t want you to know. But if you gettin’ money, this is the shit you need to know.

If you don’t want to hear the truth, then just skip past this one. Keep telling lies because the truth hurts. Musicians signed a deal and then they lie about their net worth. You can’t make Forbes and have a 360 deal. I know Everybody’s trying to get that to get that 80/20 deal like Master P did and is trying to get that Rocawear deal.

Record labels and sporting agencies give us one percent and we think we own the team. Musicians signed a record deal but the money don’t match their dream. Then they put these rookies against each other. They used to be homeboys and now they are trying to to kill each other. Musicians even read when they sign these deals.

This is the realist shit Master P ever spoke about income inequality. “While Richard Branson is having fun flying in space/These artists are out here starving and catching a case”

And when you hot, they gon’ let you use their house
And when you not, that’s the day they kick you out
While Richard Branson is having fun flying in space
These artists are out here starving and catching a case
I don’t know what they did to Mase
But I heard Ciroc gave Puffy some cake
And these hoes and these jewels will be a young nigga’s downfall

Sporting agencies give players $50 million dollars a game and then they lock them into contracts they can’t get out of. This happens a lot in the sports industry. “They giving like 50 mil’ for playin’ roundball/Then throw your name in the paper/And make it easy access for the haters”

Athletes got financial advisors just to pay their bills. Dre hit with Beats and now every rapper wants that deal. How you gonna make 50 mil’ and go kill a nigga? These athletes use too many steroids. Now these athletes want to be rappers. These rappers make a little money and want to be trappers. Buy a phantom and don’t have a house. These niggas backwards from the inside out. And y’all want to be Kobe ’cause he own the team. Rappers are losing to these sponsors and endorsements. Reality shows think they are creating stars but in reality they are making monsters

Why are we negotiating 360 deals when there is so much technology out there today? We could do our own shit. And why you athletes hookin’ up with business people that never even made money before? To watch your money?
Shit don’t make no sense.

Invest like a 1/3 of your money just in case you need that for a rainy day. You feel me? These strip clubs and cars don’t hold no value. That’s a bad investment. You fall down, you get back up. That’s how hustlers do it. And if you could help your people, you help them. You don’t let them starve. You never know who might be the next you. You get a lot of friends when you got money. But when you don’t have shit, ain’t nobody gon’ fuck with you. Don’t let this be you. You’re never too old or too young to be able to make music or do what you want to do. Have you ever seen a rich PD or on-air personality? anybody ever check their salary?

Get your shit in the streets to your people. Get out there and hustle. Find you somebody with an education or a job. Somebody that could help you. Stop fuckin’ with all these broke hoes. Say you hang around a bunch of broke muthafuckas then you broke. You hang around rich muthafuckas then you rich.

Master P reflects on his early days of hustling as a hustler during his earlier years on Holding Back the Years. This is one of those throwback tunes. Holding Back the Years is one of the more soulful cuts on the album with his daughter Cymphonique. The song uses synths and guitars from an old school soul song.

Master P started from nothing and then he came up. He turned 10 G’s/10 grand ($10,000) to a million bucks. That is how he came up as a businessperson. And ain’t nobody gon’ help you when you broke. Bitches say they really love you when you got ends.See these haters be rolling with their vests on. Master P be rolling like the polo man. Just be happy that he ain’t selling drugs. Ain’t nobody here perfect. When one of us make it, come back cause we worth it.

Master P murdered this music game like a thunderous uzi. He managed to bounce back from the good through the bad times with his businesses. That is what the lyrics “Murdered this game, like a uzi/And bounce back, from the good through the bad times” P did it better then the last time.

Master P gets into battle mode on I Need an Armored Truck. He explains why he needs himself an armored truck. Master P needs an armored truck for protection as his pockets are hella swole. This armored truck has Fantom doors open up from the other side. His baby mama is richer than your favorite rapper.

He bought a mansion and knocked it down just to do it big No ceilings on the house at 19 feet. Mr. Ice Cream went to Mexico just to see Carlos Slim. If you ain’t heard of him, he is richest man in the world Master P is on some Mayweather shit, He still owns the belt. And he did this shit by his motherfucking self.

That check P signed has 3 commas. That’s right. That’s long money. Presidential money. Signing a check with a significant amount of money is no problem for P as he is rich.

Some of you people out there ain’t got no work. You motherfuckers are lying. Some people out there like to boast and brag about the work they claim they did but are actually falsifying. That is what the lyrics “You ain’t got no work, you motherfuckers lying” mean.

I rate this album 4/5****.

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