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Master P's G-Rated Rap

5/15/2007 3:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Master PRapper Master P is taking a stand and pledging to clean up the image and lyrics of hip-hop music by forming a record label "with 100% clean lyrics." What the heck?!

In the wake of Don Imus' on-air racist debacle, everyone from Rev. Al Sharpton to Russell Simmons and even Oprah have called the rap industry to task for its offensive lyrics. In other words, check yo self, before you wreck yo self! Master P and his son Romeo are breaking from the pack and starting Take A Stand Records. The label will feature only those artists who have pledged to be role models, with proceeds going toward scholarship funds for underprivileged kids. Rap with a conscience, yo!

Although Master P admits he was once part of the problem and profited from explicit rap lyrics, he is now ready "to be part of the solution." While he doesn't expect "the entire industry to change overnight," Master P says, "There's too much negativity out there -- enough with the stereotypes. Hip-hop is a movement, and it is time for it to move forward." Word.

Take A Stand's first socially responsible release is due in the fall, and will be a collaboration between P and Romeo called "Hip Hop History."

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46.

Son of California Dreamer rides agaain...    

This is great news. These guys who have made all this money from talking all this rotten stuff and influencing young kids into lives of crime need to step up the the plate now and use that money to try to undo some of the damage. Like building community centers in ghetto/crime areas and staffing them with counselors and mentors, tutors, whatever it takes to try to turn some of those lives around.

2663 days ago
47.

andrea    

well now, who is going to clean up rock n roll? the Tommy Lees, Ozzie Osbournes, Kiss, Marilyn MAson, the Scary ass clowns and all the other makeup wearing freaks that sugesst young white kids kill their parents and school mates?

2663 days ago
48.

Vickie    

"There's too much negativity out there -- enough with the stereotypes.

Yeh right..Master of what exactly? Must be his "johnson".

2663 days ago
49.

Grumpy old man    

Master. P. is getting old. He's in his 40's now so, now he's finally gown up, and realized that what he (and everybody else is STILL doing today) contributed was just nothing more than fostering extrememely negative stereotypes of African-Americans. I hope he cleans up his act once & for all.

2663 days ago
50.

tru gee    

I just want to say THANK YOU MASTER P I support u 100% and I hope everybody support my movement to break the curse of poverty in the ghetto and put the man back in charge and the youth will follow. we want to be like a hip hop naacp. go to: www.usghetto.com to support!!!!!!!

2659 days ago
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