Master P

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Master P (born Percy Miller on April 29, 1969) is a rapper, known for his work as the head of No Limit and with the rappers signed to it.

Rapping Career

Master P comes from New Orleans and attended the University of Houston on a basketball scholarship. However, he soon dropped out of college and moved to Richmond, taking business class at Merritt Junior College. Using his grandfather's inheritance, Master P formed No Limit as a record store, then turned it into a label.

Master P's debut album was The Ghetto Is Trying to Kill Me; it was followed by a compilation of No Limit artists called West Coast Bad Boyz. No Limit launched a string of hits, popular among mainstream audiences in spite of critical cries of a watered-down sound. Master P's own solo albums include 99 Ways to Die, Ice Cream Man, Ghetto Dope and Da Last Don. Miller then financed, produced and co-wrote two films, I'm Bout It and I Got the Hook Up before trying to return to basketball. After his unsuccessful attempt to join the Charlotte Hornets, he released the comedy film "Foolish" which starred Eddie Griffin. He returned to music with 1999's Only God Can Judge Me, followed by Ghetto Postage and Game Face.

In April 2004, Master P released a 2-disk album Good Side Bad Side, which in a sense marked a return to the gangsta rap genre of the early days of No Limit Records. This 2-disk album was released under the New No Limit Records banner, distributed by Koch Records.

Master P is also the leader of the 504 Boyz and has lead two albums under their name, Goodfellas and Ballers.

Miller, the father of Lil' Romeo, is also the brother of his labelmates C-Murder and Silkk Tha Shocker. Together they make up the group TRU, who are one of No Limit's most successful acts.

Master P is also known for his eccentric spending habits, he is reputed to have:

  • A toilet made of pure gold.
  • A gold plated tank.
  • $250,000 worth of gold, silver, and gems in his mouth.
  • Gucci Ferrari.
  • Mink Sheets.
  • Custom made Bentleys with TV's and Mink Seats.
  • "Got a jet and I don't even use it."
  • Boats with chandeliers.
  • Ceilings made of gold.
  • Gucci Helicopeter.

Master P has since gone on to have his own flavor of rapsnacks potato chips: platinum barbecue.

Other Interests

As well as rapping, Master P played a supporting role in Hollywood Homicide as the owner of a nightclub, and has appeared in several other films.

In 1999, Master P made some appearances for World Championship Wrestling with Konnan and Rey Misterio Jr.. He was supposed to lead the "No Limit Soldiers" against the West Texas Rednecks but the southern fans of WCW booed the rappers instead so the angle was dropped and Master P stopped appearing.

In 2003, Master P was cast in the Nickelodeon series Romeo!, with Lil' Romeo.

In July, 2004, Miller was cut from the summer roster of the Denver Nuggets basketball team.


External link

  • a news article (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1839092) from ESPN.com containing information on Master P's basketball career.
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