Master P

Master P (born Percy Miller on April 29, 1970) is a rapper, known for his work as the head of No Limit and the rappers signed to it. He 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 two films, I'm Bout It and I Got the Hook Up before trying to return to basketball. 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.

Miller, the father of Lil' Romeo, is also the brother of his labelmates C-Murder and Silkk Tha Shocker.

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

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 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.


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In July, 2004, Miller was cut from the summer roster of the Denver Nuggets basketball team.
. In 2003, Master P was cast in the Nickelodeon series Romeo!, with Lil' Romeo. In 2004, he hosted the MOBO awards in London, after the original presenter, Pharrell Williams pulled out at the last minute. 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. He also landed the role of Ford Prefect in the long-awaited 2005 movie adaption of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Master P has since gone on to have his own flavor of rapsnacks potato chips: platinum barbecue. His performances in Brown Sugar, Monster's Ball, and the HBO made-for-TV film Something The Lord Made have been particularly acclaimed by critics.

Miller, the father of Lil' Romeo, is also the brother of his labelmates C-Murder and Silkk Tha Shocker. The first years of the 2000s have established Mos Def as a notable actor. This 2-disk album was released under the New No Limit Records banner, distributed by Koch Records. Def's music often references his Islamic faith and his contention that black artists receive little credit for their role in the birth of rock and roll music. 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. Socially aware rap music (alternative hip hop) has experienced something of a renaissance in the late 1990s and now the 2000s, in part due to artists such as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, The Roots and others. He returned to music with 1999's Only God Can Judge Me, followed by Ghetto Postage and Game Face. By the early 1990s however, this brand of rap had been eclipsed in popularity by gangsta rap.

Miller then financed two films, I'm Bout It and I Got the Hook Up before trying to return to basketball. The artistic boundaries of rap music had been redefined by artists such as Brand Nubian, De La Soul, and Public Enemy, whose music was more thematically sophisticated and socially conscious than that of their predecessors. Master P's own solo albums include 99 Ways to Die, Ice Cream Man, Ghetto Dope and Da Last Don. After the collapse of Rawkus, Def along with Kweli signed on to Interscope/Geffen Records, who released his second album The New Danger in 2004. No Limit launched a string of hits, popular among mainstream audiences in spite of critical cries of a watered-down sound. Mos Def released his solo debut, Black on Both Sides, in 1999. 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. After signing with Rawkus Records, he and Talib Kweli released Black Star, a full length album, in 1998, with Hi-Tek producing most of the tracks.

Using his grandfather's inheritance, Master P formed No Limit as a record store, then turned it into a label. He later found success in rap music and worked with De La Soul and da Bush Babees before releasing his own first single, "Universal Magnetic" which was a huge underground hit. However, he soon dropped out of college and moved to Richmond, taking business class at Merritt Junior College. Mos Def (born Dante Beze on December 11, 1973) is a Brooklyn-born rapper and actor, who began his performing career on the television show The Cosby Mysteries in 1994. He comes from New Orleans and attended the University of Houston on a basketball scholarship. Ghosts - 1997. Master P (born Percy Miller on April 29, 1970) is a rapper, known for his work as the head of No Limit and the rappers signed to it. Where's Marlowe? - 1998.

Island of the Dead - 2000. Bamboozled - 2000. Carmen: A Hip Hopera - 2001. Monster's Ball - 2001.

Showtime - 2002. Civil Brand - 2002. nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, 34th NAACP Image Awards. Brown Sugar - 2002

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    The Italian Job - 2003. The Woodsman - 2004. nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, 36th NAACP Image Awards. nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

    nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, 56th Annual Emmy Awards. Something the Lord Made - 2004

      . Lackawanna Blues - 2005. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 2005.

      nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance, 47th Annual Grammy Awards. 2004 The New Danger Geffen

        . 1999 Black on Both Sides Rawkus Records. 1998 Black Star Priority Records.

        Download sample of "Mathematics" from Black on Both Sides (ogg format).

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