Master P sat down with Power 105's The Breakfast Club recently and had some wise words on a problem plaguing hip-hop today but receiving little attention. "What kill us as African American entertainers is drugs," the No Limit founder said. "If you really want to go and research. Everybody that you know that went at a young age, it's all drugs. Drugs killing a lot of our hip-hop artists."

The New Orleans rapper went on to elaborate about the work ethic of a lot of artists today, saying, "A lot of people don’t realize, you gotta work for something. You gotta want it." He continued saying, “Nobody really wanna work no more…Everybody getting high now. The syrup is killing this generation. Sometimes you don’t have to work for the money. If you do what you gotta do and you good at it, the money gon’ come. You gotta love what you’re doing. And you gotta educate yourself. A lot of people don’t know."

Master P arrived on the subject after discussing Pimp C's biography Sweet Jones: Pimp C's Trill Life Story. Both Pimp and A$AP Mob leader A$AP Yams passed after abusing syrup or lean, prescription-level cough syrup. Hip-hop has had a conflicting relationship with the substance, with some rappers able to kick the habit, while others are seen glorifying consumption. Future's successful Dirty Sprite 2, evokes the usage of lean, though his own stance on the subject is up for interpretation.

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