Team H.O.P.E. NOLA and GMGB (Global Mixed Gender Basketball) is what makes this Hip Hop Honors honoree a game changer from the ’90s to today. Through mentoring at-risk youth and assisting the elderly, this organization is making big difference in how they give back to the community. In a time where hurricane devastation is ravaging cities throughout the United States, Help NOLA gives a voice to those senior citizens who don’t have one. One initiative in particular is filling out hurricane assistance applications for those who unfortunately don’t have family to aid them. The kids get shown love too as P explains that this year alone he was able to bless ten kids with scholarships of $10k each in New Orleans. Next year, P hopes to reach more youth.
Hold up wait a minute, y’all thought he was finished? The Guste Homes revival project remodeled the homes of over 2,000 seniors in a single complex. Our generation wouldn’t be as dope as it is if these elderly people didn’t pave the way for us, rendering this foundation oh-so-necessary.
Aside from his many charitable contributions, the New Orleans Gators is an all-inclusive 3-on-3 basketball league for men and women with one goal: equality. Fun fact: Master P’s female cousin taught him ball and plays a major part in the inspiration behind this organization. Their first game is on September 23rd in Las Vegas, so you will be sure to see WNBA players hoop alongside their fellow ballers from the NBA.
“Having hope changes everything,” we definitely need more Master P’s in this world. Congrats to him on being honored at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: The ’90s Game Changers. It is more than well-deserved!
Watch Master P, Jermaine Dupri and a host of hip hop stars at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers, tonight 9/8c!