Quite the philanthropist these days, entrepreneur and former rapper Master P was recently awarded the key to the city of Memphis, Tennessee as a result of his recent work in the community.

Master P was honored by the Mayor of Memphis, Willie Herenton as a result of an event that Master P and his son held in Memphis on August 1.

The event entitled “Let The Kid’s Grow Day” was a positive mix of music and fun as well as important messages about education and staying away from drugs and crime. The elementary and middle-school aged crowd were also treated to bags full of school supplies.

“No other rapper or entertainer is as committed to the community as Master P and I am proud of him,” Herenton said in a statement. Master P changed his life and took the negativity out of his music but stayed true to the hood.”

Aside from “Let The Kid’s Grow Day” Master P and Romeo have been hard at work in the community taking part in functions such as The Children’s Earth Day Festival and Food on Foot New Orleans.

“My mission is to give inner-city kids a jump on education and the best possible start,” Master P explained in a statement. “I want those kids and my own kids to be better than me. I’ve been luckier than most to have a second chance at life. We train our kids to be good athletes, why can’t we train our kids to be good students?”