*If you haven’t heard, Percy “Master P” Miller is set to be feted at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. He’ll receive the I Am Hip Hop award at the ceremony on Oct. 27.
Percy “Master P” Miller built No Limit Records into an empire, selling over 100 million records since the label’s launch in 1991. Word is he New Orleans native launched a record store and then his label in 1991 with $10,000 inherited from his grandfather.
“This year because of the pandemic everything’s different. I’ve taken this time to work on my package food products,” Master P told Variety. “My Uncle P’s rice pancake and the Hoody Hoos cereals. I’ve been developing quality products with my team. I am honored to receive this award from BET, I’m grateful.”
Performers slated to appear on the broadcast include 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, City Girls, Gucci Mane, Jhené Aiko, Lil Baby, Mulatto, Quavo, Tobe Nwigwe, and Ty Dolla $ign.
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DaBaby leads with 12 nominations, with Roddy Ricch right behind him with 11 nominations.
Additional nominees include Drake and Megan Thee Stallion with eight each; Future with six nods, Lil Baby with four; and Travis Scott, Beyonce, DJ Khaled and Mustard with three apiece.
The rapper and businessman has also expanded his resume to include actor, producer and philanthropist.
On top of those accomplishments, he has appeared in such films as “I Got the Hook Up,” “Soccer Mom” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.” He’s also starred alongside his son Romeo Miller in the sitcom “Romeo!” as well as the reality series “Growing Up Hip-Hop.”
BTW, this year, the awards show will promote #ReclaimYourVote, which encourages voter registration and greater access to polls.
In other entertainment news, after all of the personal sniping and attacks against each other, all six members of New Edition (including Bobby Brown) will reunite for DJ Cassidy’s next “Pass the Mic” virtual event this coming Tuesday (10-13-20).
“This one is going to be the biggest one yet and have the most songs and artists,” he told Page Six. Teddy Riley, who produced Brown’s “My Prerogative,” will also appear with other special guests of the era.
Keep in mind that it also Cassidy who brought New Edition back together in 2011 for his 30th birthday bash which was held on the Intrepid aircraft carrier/museum in New York harbor.