New Orleans rap mogul P. Miller is hopeful The Saints’ victory over The Colts in Super Bowl XLIV will help the city overcome the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The city is celebrating their first Super Bowl victory in history, Mardi Gras and for some, the election of a new mayor, Mitch Landrieu the city’s first white mayor since 1979.
“The Saints winning the Super Bowl was more than a game for the people in New Orleans; it gave hope to a ‘Who Dat’ Nation and other nations that are dealing with tragedy,” Miller told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “This is a city that strived a long time to rise above poverty, crime and racism. For over forty years, our people have joined together through this one team representing the colors of black and gold, hoping to experience the sweet taste of victory.”
According to P., born Percy Miller, the city now recognizes the value of team work, rebuilding and never giving up.
“Just seeing the smiles on the players and the fans’ faces made me proud to be a native of the city of New Orleans, knowing that all of my life I’ve been the underdog and overcame adversity,” Miller said.
The former head of No Limit Records said that despite a disaster that practically washed the entire city away, the world has continued to embrace New Orleans’ culture, music, songs, food, and world famous Mardi Gras.
“The city that was washed away by a hurricane was brought back together by one of the greatest football teams of 2010,” Miller said. “The same hope that we could give to other cities and nations that have been devastated by a natural disaster like Haiti. I realize that even as we celebrate this victory, not too far away kids and their families are still dealing with tragedies. And we as people should team up and help.”
And Miller is putting his money up to make a difference as well.
The mogul is in the process of building a school in Haiti to help the impoverished nation recover from a massive 7.0 earthquake in January.
“My Super Bowl victory party won’t begin until the building of our school in Haiti is complete,” Miller promised.
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