Master P explains why a No Limit deal with Fat Trel never happened.
Louie V Mob, a group consisting of Fat Trel, Alley Boy and No Limit boss Master P, dropped a mixtape together last year titled New World Order. The February 2013 mixtape would be both the debut and final project of the trio as we know it as Fat Trel would sign to Maybach Music Group just five months later.
In a recent statement he made to AllHipHop, Master P talked about the disintegration of his relationship with Fat Trel and says the Washington D.C. native wouldn't be a good fit for his label.
“Fat Trel is a good rap artist, but the No Limit Forever brand is about building entrepreneurs and business partners," he said. "When I was around Fat Trel, he was in a rush to getting a check and a record deal versus being patient and building his own to be a true boss. I even spoke with his manager and told him that this was not an overnight process. I’m not in the business of signing artists, this second go round I want to help all of my artists/partners to become their own boss but that requires sacrifice and hard work if you want to make millions. I’m not just cutting checks and taking care of artists anymore. No Limit Forever is a real independent company, this is not just a write-off for us. And if you’re a real street dude, you would appreciate me for what I’ve already done for you and your family."
Master P also talked about his initial relationship with Fat Trel and says he treated him as a member of his movement even without officially signing him.
"I went above and beyond for Fat Trel," he explained. "I took him out a negative environment, got him a safe place to stay in Los Angeles, transportation, put money in his pocket, paid for plane tickets and hotels for him and his team, got him exposure, put him on music with me and all without a contract just because I believed in the little homie."
Finally, P gave Gleesh his blessing and says he's a better fit with MMG.
"I told his mother that I would do my best to help him. I admit I was surprised when I heard that he did a deal with Wale because I thought they didn’t like each other. But I wish him the best with MMG. I think it’s a better fit for him as an artist."
In an April 3 interview, Fat Trel told MTV that his business with No Limit "didn't go right" and that he and Master P "have no relationship."
"It didn’t go right," he said when asked why he didn't sign to No Limit Records. "Things weren’t done correctly on the business tip, so me and Master P have no relationship."
Back in October of 2012, it seemed imminent that Fat Trel would be signing to No Limit. In a tweet on Halloween of that year, Trel relayed that a "big decision" was coming and "#NoLimit" followed.
Read the full AllHipHop statement here and see Fat Trel's No Limit tweet below:
— $$$FAT TREL$$$ (@FATTREL) November 1, 2012