Master P: MP Da Last Don Album Review

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Halfway through the 1998 direct-to-video movie MP Da Last Don, Master P inexplicably begins to speak with an Italian accent. It actually might be Cuban—it’s never made clear if it’s supposed to be a homage to The Godfather or Scarface and I’m 99 percent sure Master P wouldn’t know the answer either. Regardless, he stars (as well as co-writes and co-directs) as an aspiring basketball coach and youth mentor named Nino, who learns that his Italian-looking father and mafia boss Salvador Corleone has been killed. After learning of his father’s death, Master P acts completely normal and starts to rock banana-colored suits and chain-smoke cigars like a comic book villain. At a high-ranking mafia sit down, in a room full of Tony Montana clones, he lays out his plans to take over the seat at the head of the table. He comically asks, “What, you got a problem with that ’cause my skin is a little darker than yours?” Everyone is extremely pissed…

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