No Limit Records head Master P has come forward to speak out on his plans to release a biopic following the success of N.W.A.‘s box office hit Straight Outta Compton.
According to P, his biopic will show fans how No Limit paved the way for artists to make profits in the music biz.
“The great thing about this movie, N.W.A. is an amazing movie and I feel like at the same time, my story, I came right after them. If you go in the history books, I came right after them and taught the world how to make money. N.W.A. was probably some of the best artists in the game at the time and those same guys from Jerry Heller to Bryan Turner to Jimmy Iovine, I dealt with all of them but in a different way. I showed the game – and I told them, ‘I’m going to open the door so artists can make money and be business men after they [enter it].” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Buzz over a Master P biopic going into the works surfaced earlier this summer.
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. (King of the South Movie)
The overnight Straight Outta Compton success flick remained atop its box office competition in week two.
Straight Outta Compton continues to feel the love at the box office in its second weekend, on track to take in another $26 million in North American theaters. Universal’s N.W.A biopic earned a huge $60.2 million in its first outing. Three R-rated films — a horror sequel, a video game adaptation and a stoner action-comedy — are off to slower starts this weekend, and will all debut behind the hit holdover. (The Hollywood Reporter)
After only 3 full days in theaters, the flick managed to debut at number 1 and surpassed its $28 million budget.
“Straight Outta Compton” lifted the box office out of its August funk, debuting at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with an estimated $56.1 million. The movie posted the biggest August opening ever for an R-rated film, and it has become the No. 1 musical biopic. (Los Angeles Times)