- Master P
Master P Background information Birth name Percy Robert Miller Also known as P. Miller Born April 29, 1967
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Hip hop Occupations Rapper Years active 1990–present Labels No Limit (CEO)(1990-2003)
The New No Limit (CEO)(2002-2005)
E1 Music (2004-2006)
Guttar Music (CEO)(2005-2006)
Take A Stand (CEO)(2006-present)
No Limit Forever (2010-present)
Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1967), better known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, and producer. He is the founder of the popular label No Limit Records, which went bankrupt and was relaunched as New No Limit Records through Koch Records. followed by Guttar Music Entertainment, Take A Stand Records and No Limit Forever Records. He is the founder and CEO of P. Miller Enterprises, an entertainment and financial conglomerate and Better Black Television.
Miller gained fame in the late 1990s with the success of his group TRU and his fifth album Ice Cream Man, which contained his first single "Mr. Ice Cream Man". In 1997, after the success of one his biggest singles to date, "Make 'Em Say Uhh!," went platinum, Miller grew further in popularity. Then Miller released his second platinum album Ghetto D. Miller also starred in his own street film, mostly based on his life, I'm Bout It,.
Then In 1998, P. Miller released his most successful album to date MP Da Last Don. The album was also based on a film that Miller produced, which came out earlier that year with the same name. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling over 400,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified 4x platinum, with over four million copies sold, making it Miller's best-selling album. In 1999, Miller released his eighth album, Only God Can Judge Me. It was not as successful as his previous album, though it still managed to reach a gold certification. Miller also starred in the movie, I Got the Hook Up, with A.J. Johnson.
In the 2000s, as No Limit Records' popularity was declining, Miller's was as well. P. Miller re-launched No Limit Records as New No Limit Records. On November 28, 2000, he released his ninth studio album, Ghetto Postage; with relatively little success compared to earlier releases, selling 500,000 copies; critics ravaged the album. In 2003, Miller starred in the film Lockdown. In 2004, Miller released his eleventh album, Good Side, Bad Side it charted number 1 on the Independent Billboards and sold 300,000 copies. The same year Miller released his first independent album Living Legend: Certified D-Boy on his new label Guttar Music, and the album only sold 75,000 copies.
1991: Get Away Clean
On March 10, 1991 Master P released his debut studio album Get Away Clean.
1992: Mama's Bad Boy
1994: The Ghettos Tryin to Kill Me!
P. Miller released his third studio album The Ghettos Tryin to Kill Me! in March 1994 (re-released in 1997). As a limited edition under Priority. In 1994 P. Miller collaborated on the No Limit compilation album West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 1: Anotha Level of the Game. Then he collaborated on the No Limit Christmas compilation West Coast Bad Boyz: High fo Xmas, and another No Limit compilation Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin'.
1995: 99 Ways to Die
On February 7, 1995 Miller released his fourth studio album 99 Ways to Die. Also In 1995 Master P & TRU released their third collaboration album True it was the group's first major released after two independent albums and it managed to make it to #25 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #14 on the Top Heatseekers. The album was known for its first single and P. Miller's best known song "I'm Bout' It, Bout It".
1996: Ice Cream Man
1997: Ghetto D
On September 2, 1997 Master P released his sixth studio album Ghetto D The first week sales of the album were the highest of any of Master P's albums, selling over 761,000 copies and went on to go certified triple platinum. It contained the hit single "Make 'Em Say Uhh!", P. Miller's highest charting single to date.
1998: MP Da Last Don
On June 2, 1998 P. Miller released his best selling album to date MP Da Last Don. The album was based on an eponymous film released earlier that year. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts selling over 400,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified 4x platinum with over four million copies sold, making it Master P's best selling album of his career. Containing singles such as "Goodbye To my Homies" & "Make Em Say Ugh! Pt. 2". P. Miller was also featured along with Destiny's Child on his brother Silkk the Shocker single "Just Be Straight with Me". He was also featured on Montell Jordan's single "Let's Ride" which made it too #2 on the Billboard Top 200.
1999: Only God Can Judge Me
On October 26, 1999 P. Miller released his eighth studio album Only God Can Judge Me which contained his single "Step To Dis". The album also went certified gold selling over 500,000 copies. Also In 1999 Master P & TRU released their fifth studio album Da Crime Family. Also in 1999 P. Miller was featured on Mercedes single "It's Your Thing".
2000: Ghetto Postage
On November 28, 2000 he released his ninth studio album Ghetto Postage which contained his hit singles "Bout Dat" & "Souljas". Also in 2000 Master P & his new group 504 Boyz released their album Goodfellas it was a huge success peaking at #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums containing their hit single "Wobble Wobble". P. Miller was featured on his brother Silkk the Shocker single "He Did That".
2001-03: Game Face
On December 18, 2001 P. Miller released his tenth studio album Game Face it contained the singles "Ooohhwee" & "Rock It". Also in 2001 P. Miller was featured Snoop Dogg's single "Lay Low". In 2002 Master P's group 504 Boyz released their second album Ballers. Also in 2002 P. Miller was featured along with his brother Silkk the Shocker on his son Lil' Romeo single "2-Way". Then In 2003 P. Miller was featured on Choppa's single "Choppa Style". Also In 2003 P. Miller featured with The Diplomats on the third version of one of his most known songs "Bout It Bout It".
2004: Good Side, Bad Side
P. Miller released his eleventh album on March 23, 2004 entitled Good Side, Bad Side it was charted number 1 on the Independent Billboards. Also in 2004 Master P & TRU released their last album The Truth. P. Miller was also featured along with Petey Pablo on his brother Silkk the Shocker single "We Like Them Girls".
2005-07: Ghetto Bill
Then on April 26, 2005 P. Miller released his twelfth studio album Ghetto Bill. Which contained the single I Need Dubs which sampled LL Cool J's "I Need Love". Then on November 29 of the same year P. Miller released his first independent album Living Legend: Certified D-Boy. Master P & 504 Boyz released their last album for the victims of New Orleans of Hurricane Katrina the album was entitled Hurricane Katrina: We Gon Bounce Back. In 2007 Miller released a collaboration album with his son Romeo Miller titled Hip Hop History it sold 32,000 copies worldwide.
2011-present: Ghetto D2
On December 6, 2010 it was announced that P. Miller was going on a new tour with his brother Silkk The Shocker & his son Romeo entitled No Limit Forever International. On February 8, 2011 P. Miller was featured on his managed artist Gucci Mane track entitled "Brinks" it is his first recorded song in over 4 years. There is also rumors that P. Miller is recording a new album & it is the sequel to his Platinum album Ghetto D. He is also working on the soundtrack to Get Money, his new movie with Gucci Mane which will be produced by Drumma Boy.
Film and television career
Miller's filmography includes Uncle P (New Line), Uncle Willy's Family, Soccer Mom, Repos, Lockdown, Black Supaman, Down and Distance, Toxic, Foolish, and The Pig People (currently in production.) Miller recently teamed up with his son Romeo to develop a children's cartoon, titled Gee Gee The Giraffe. The show is true to the duo's mission to produce positive, educational and entertaining content for African-American children. Animation has been employed by the Millers on prior occasions such as their February 2008 cartoon version of their music video for the song "Black History."
Miller has also made history as the first hip-hop entrepreneur to own a cable television network, Better Black Television, (BBTV) whose aim is to promote positive messages and content to the African American culture. The network was launched in 2009. Executives include Denzel Washington, Derek Anderson of the Charlotte Bobcats, DJ Kool Herc and Bo Derek. P. Miller is starring in a new film with his protege Gucci Mane entitled Get Money which is based on his book of the same name.
Business and investing career
As founder and CEO of No Limit Entertainment, Miller at one time presided over a business empire that included No Limit Records, Bout It Inc., No Limit Clothing, No Limit Communications, No Limit Films, No Limit Sports Management, P. M. Properties and Advantage Travel. Miller ranked 10th on Forbes magazine's 1998 list of America's 40 highest paid entertainers with an estimated income of $56.5 million. Miller represented running back Ricky Williams when he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints. Williams' rookie deal has been used in law schools and business schools as a model for bad contracts. Miller also manages the music, film and television career of his son, rap star Romeo Miller, pop star Forrest Lipton & rap star Gucci Mane.
Miller had a contract with NBA teams twice - with the Charlotte Hornets during the 1998/99 season and the Toronto Raptors in 1999 pre-season. Despite this, he was never actually on the regular season roster for an NBA team. He also played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Fort Wayne Fury. In 2004, he played for the ABA's Las Vegas Rattlers. He joined the 2008 McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and scored 17 points in total.
On his talk show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, host Maher, in the tradition of Steve Allen reading 1950s rock and roll lyrics as if they were poetry in order to mock them, would "translate" rap lyrics so that non-rap fans could understand them. He called the routine "Master P's Theater."
Miller has dedicated his time to communities through P. Miller Youth Centers and his P. Miller Food Foundation for the Homeless. On July 28, 2007, Willie W. Herenton, the mayor of Memphis, Tennessee presented Miller with the key to the city.
Miller's financial status has been brought to light as the rapper and his ex-wife are engaged in a heated battle over child support. Though his net worth was once estimated at $600 million, he has been ordered to pay just $271 a month in child support for each of his four minor children.
- Studio albums
- Get Away Clean (1991)
- Mama's Bad Boy (1992)
- The Ghettos Tryin to Kill Me! (1994)
- 99 Ways To Die (1995)
- Ice Cream Man (1996)
- Ghetto D (1997)
- MP Da Last Don (1998)
- Only God Can Judge Me (1999)
- Ghetto Postage (2000)
- Game Face (2001)
- Good Side, Bad Side (2004)
- Ghetto Bill (2005)
- GD2: The King Of The Streets Is Back (TBA)
- Independent albums
- Living Legend: Certified D-Boy (2005)
Year Title Role Notes 1997 I'm Bout It Perry McKnight Main role 1998 MP Da Last Don Nino Main Role I Got the Hook Up Black Main Role 1999 Hot Boyz Moe Support role Foolish Quentin "Fifty Dollah" Waise Main Role No Tomorrow Maker Main Role 2000 Track Down Brad Support Role Gone in 60 Seconds Johnnie B. Cameo Lockdown Clean Up Main Role 2002 Undisputed Gat Boyz Rapper 1 Cameo 2003 Dark Blue Maniac Support Role Hollywood Homicide Julius Armas Support Role 2004 Scary Movie 3 Himself Cameo Uncle P Uncle P Main Role 2005 Still Bout It Perry McKnight Main Role 2006 Repos Tee Main role 2011 Get Money Monster Main role
Year Title Role Notes 2001 Oz Curtis Bennett 1 Episode, Season 4 Episode 14 Orpheus Descending 2003–2006 Romeo! Percy Miller Main Role/Starring as Percy. 2006 Dancing With the Stars: Season 2 Contestant Competed after his son Romeo was unable to compete due to an injury 2009 No Excuses As himself 1 Episode
- ^ http://www.trutanksoldiers.com/forum/topics/no-limit-forever-international
- ^ http://nolimitforever.com/2011/03/gucci-mane-%e2%80%93-brinks-ft-master-p/
- ^ Master P
- ^ YouTube - "Black History" - Master P & Romeo (Animated Version)
- ^ http://nolimitforever.com/2011/03/get-money-starring-gucci-mane-and-master-p/
- ^ a b We've got the "hook-up" with Master P
- ^ Master P: Takes 'A Long, Long, Long Shot' At The NBA
- ^ Master P: The Rapper Becomes a Raptor
- ^ Master P joins NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
- ^ Master P Builds Three P. Miller Youth Centers | BallerStatus.com | NEWS
- ^ Master P, Romeo Help Feed The Homeless In New Orleans | BallerStatus.com | NEWS
- ^ "HHWorlds.com" - Memphis Mayor Presents P. Miller With Key To The City
- Master P at the Internet Movie Database
- Tru Tank Soldiers
- GoDigital Media Group - P. Miller's Online Music Distributor
- Take A Stand Records - Master P's Record Label for Responsible Hip Hop Artists
- Hoopedia Basketball bio
- P. Miller Team - Community Basketball Camps & Education
- P. Miller's Better Black Television Cable Network
Independent albumsLiving Legend: Certified D-Boy Soundtrack albumsI'm Bout It · I Got the Hook Up · Foolish · Get Money Collaboration albums Compilation AlbumsWest Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 1: Anotha Level of the Game · West Coast Bad Boyz: High fo Xmas · Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin' · West Coast Bad Boyz II · Mean Green: Major Players Compilation · We Can't Be Stopped · Who U Wit? · West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 3: Poppin' Collars · Remix Classics · The Best of Master P · The Ultimate Master P · America's Most Luved Bad Guy · Featuring...Master P Singles Collaboration singles"Playaz from the South" · I'm Bout' It, Bout It · "I Always Feel Like (Somebody s Watching Me)" · "Tru Homies" · "Hoody Hooo" · "Wobble Wobble" · "Pop Lockin II" · "Tight Whips" · "Rainmen" Featured singles Related Articles FoundersP. Miller, Romeo Miller & Valentino Miller Current artists No Limit Forever FilmsGet Money (2011) FoundersP. Miller, Romeo Miller Current artists Former artistsMaster P · Romeo · Valentino · Rich Boyz Guttar Music FilmsGod's Gift (2006) · Crush On U (2007) · Sweetwater (2008) FounderP. Miller Former artists504 Boyz · Beats By the Pound · Big Ed · Choppa · C-Murder · Curren$y · E-A-Ski · Fiend · Full Blooded · Gambino Family · Ghetto Commission · Kane & Abel · Krazy · Lil Italy · Lil Ric · Lil Romeo · Lil Soldiers · Mac · Magic · Mercedes · Mia X · Mo B. Dick · Mr. Serv-On · Mr. Marcelo · Mystikal · Prime Suspects · Silkk the Shocker · Skull Duggery · Snoop Dogg · Sons of Funk · Soulja Slim · Steady Mobb'n · Tre-8 · TRU · Young Bleed No Limit Films No Limit Sports Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 2)
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