Lots of hip-hop fans listen intently to the lyrics of Master P as if the
song lines were part of a handbook on how to succeed. After last week, a
group of students from Orr High School in Chicago will attach extra
relevance to "Lose It and Get It Back," from his latest album, Gameface.
The students were scammed last month when a New Orleans woman
posing as a representative from Master P's label, No Limit, took orders from
the teenagers for clothing and concert tickets, then ran off with $1,500 of
the kids' cash without delivering the goods. In total, the woman duped kids
at five Chicago schools and even had students model No Limit clothes in an
effort to boost sales.
In response to the ruse, local rap station WPWX (Power 92) cut the students
a check for their lost funds and Master P and his son Lil' Romeo made a
special trip to North Side High School to give students from all five
schools a pep talk.
The rapper, clad in a Gucci hat, jersey and baggy gray jogging suit, urged
the kids to stay in school and follow their dreams. Then he headed to the
school's gym to play a game of one-on-one basketball with Chicago Public
Schools CEO Arne Duncan.