Master P To Begin Filming 'King Of The South' Biopic With Queen Latifah This Summer

The Hip Hop mogul is also offering aspiring talent in the New Orleans area the opportunity to be a part of the film.

Rachaell Davis Mar, 30, 2017

Hip Hop mogul Percy Miller, bka Master P, has plenty in store for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival and it’s now been revealed that he’s also hard at work on the next steps towards bringing a pivotal personal project to life — his long-awaited biopic.

Appropriately titled King of the South, the movie is set to begin filming this summer and will chronicle Miller’s tumultuous childhood as a young man growing up in one of the country’s toughest New Orleans neighborhoods.

The film will also shed light on how he overcame the most difficult of circumstances to later make music industry history with the launch of his now-infamous label, No Limit Records.

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Today, the platinum-selling rap artist and respected businessman has built his brand into a multi-million dollar empire that he has consistently used to support ongoing philanthropic efforts benefitting the local New Orleans community. Specifically concerned with increasing economic and educational opportunities for the city’s youth, Miller is hopeful that his life story will inspire others to never give up. He even plans to hold auditions for the film in NOLA.

“The timing is right for me to tell my story,” Miller said in a press release issued earlier this week. “It was tough back then especially being from the south; New Orleans was the murder capital at the time. I want others to learn from my mistakes and understand my work ethic of never giving up, no matter what it may look like.”

Most of all, he hopes to stress the importance of keeping God first while on any journey to success.

“If you believe in yourself, keep your faith in God strong and stay close to your family, you can accomplish anything,” he added. “Life is about choices. There’s no limit to your success if you work hard. I would like to give New Orleans natives an opportunity to play major roles in this film. I want the movie to have an authentic feel. I believe there are so many talented actors and actresses that just need a shot.”

Veteran actor Wendell Pierce and fellow Hip Hop icon Queen Latifah have reportedly signed on to be apart of the project, with additional cast announcements to come. Casting for New Orleans natives will be held on Tuesday, April 4th in Gretna, Louisiana. For additional information, visit kingofthesouthmovie.com.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] I'm so excited for SS festival. It is going to be lit. It's gonna be a lit situation. And with a no limit reunion, I can't wait to hear a masterpiece hits, like Make Say No Limit Soldiers, and more on the main stage. Plus, master P's from New Orleans. So you never know if he's going to bring some special guests with him. Maybe festival performer, [INAUDIBLE] will join him, maybe. Or a hometown fave, Big Frieda. Maybe, maybe. And finally We're so here for Mia access comeback. Since her no limit days Mia has used her battle with cancer to inspire others. In 2016 she wrote on Instagram " I think about women who can't afford their copay. Their medicine. The additional cost for seeing specialists. Women who leave radiation therapy and go to work, because they still have bills...no matter what God's plan for me, I'm ok. But I want to make sure that I help as many women as I can. Awe Mia, we love you. Now remember to get your tickets for Essence Festival now At ticketmaster.com. [BLANK_AUDIO]