Master P

Master P

Highest Rated: 78% Desert Bayou (2007)

Lowest Rated: 0% Foolish (1999)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

While he's never achieved the mass-market pop-culture visibility of Dr. Dre or Puff Daddy, in the 1990s Master P quietly became the biggest underground mogul in hip-hop, winning a fervently loyal fan base and building a multimillion-dollar empire (in 1999, Fortune Magazine estimated his worth at 361 million dollars) based on a string of platinum-selling albums dealing with the gritty realities of street life in the Dirty South.Master P was born Percy Miller in New Orleans, LA, on April 29, 1970. Miller and his four siblings were raised in a housing project in one of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods, and after his parents divorced, Miller shuttled back and forth between New Orleans (where he attended high school and lived with his father) and Richmond, CA (where he spent summers with his mother). While Miller was tempted by the lure of the street hustling that was a part of life in inner-city New Orleans, he developed an entrepreneurial streak early on, as well as well as a passion for sports. Miller used his skills as a basketball player to earn a college scholarship to the University of Houston, where he studied business; in time, Miller left Houston and moved back to California, where he continued his studies at Merritt Junior College in Oakland. In the late 1980s, Miller inherited $10,000 from his grandfather, and used the money to start a record store in Oakland, No Limit Records. Running the store allowed Miller to closely monitor what was selling in the growing hip-hop market, and in 1991 he cut his first album, Get Away Clean, under the name Master P for the tiny In A Minute label. While the first two Master P albums sold negligibly at first, he was quickly learning the rudiments of both the record business and the hardcore rap market, and in 1994, Miller observed that while major labels were shunning hard-edged "gangsta rap" in a desire to avoid controversy, there was still a large and loyal market for street-level hip hop. That year, Master P dropped his third album, the more accomplished The Ghetto's Tryin' to Kill Me!, on his own No Limit Records label. Initially selling the album out of the trunk of his car, Master P avoided mainstream media outlets and instead promoted the album to independent record stores through word of mouth; The Ghetto's Tryin' to Kill Me! and its follow-up EP, 99 Ways to Die, together sold an impressive 250,000 copies without the benefit of national distribution. No Limit Records then signed a distribution deal with Priority Records, and in 1996, Master P's The Ice Cream Man debuted at number three on Billboard's R&B charts, despite receiving practically no mainstream radio or video play. Master P quickly expanded his label, first by releasing the top-selling hip-hop compilation West Coast Bad Boyz, and then by signing his brothers to No Limit, who recorded rough-and-tumble gangsta rap not unlike Master P's, under the names C-Murder and Silkk the Shocker. The three Millers also recorded together under the blanket name TRU, while rappers Mystikal and Mia-X also recorded platinum-plus releases for No Limit.After No Limit's almost identical sounding releases became mainstays on the hip-hop and R&B charts in the mid-'90s, Master P next set his sights on expanding into filmmaking. In 1997, he wrote a screenplay about New Orleans street life called I'm Bout It, but was unable to interest a studio in the project. Undaunted, Master P financed the project himself, serving as producer, director, and star. When Master P was unable to find a distributor for the feature, he released it himself on home video through No Limit; while reviews were less than enthusiastic, I'm Bout It shocked industry experts by topping the Billboard home video charts, selling over 300,000 copies in its first month of release. Master P's next film, 1998's I Got the Hook-Up (which he wrote, produced, and starred in, but did not direct) attracted the attention of several studios, and received a theatrical release throu

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet I Got the Hook-Up 2 Black 2019
No Score Yet Toxic Angel 2009
No Score Yet Soccer Mom Wally 2008
No Score Yet Snoop Dogg, O.G, Daddy G And More - Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Actor 2008
No Score Yet Internet Dating Actor 2008
78% Desert Bayou Actor Producer 2007
No Score Yet Black Supaman Director Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet Crush on U Director 2007
No Score Yet Repos Producer Tea Director 2006
No Score Yet Crush on U Director 2006
No Score Yet Don't Be Scared Executive Producer Screenwriter Actor Director 2006
No Score Yet God's Gift Actor 2006
No Score Yet Paroled Actor 2006
No Score Yet Uncle P Director Uncle P Producer 2005
No Score Yet Master P: Decisions Actor 2004
No Score Yet Bad Bizness Actor 2004
No Score Yet Decisions Petey 2004
No Score Yet Still Bout It Director Perry McKnight (Pistol P) 2003
No Score Yet WC: Bandana Swangin: All That Glitters Ain't Gold Actor 2003
35% Scary Movie 3 Himself 2003
30% Hollywood Homicide Julius Armas $30.1M 2003
47% Death of a Dynasty Actor 2003
59% Dark Blue Maniac $9.1M 2003
No Score Yet Hip-Hop Story: The Movie Actor 2002
48% Undisputed Rapper No. 1 2002
58% Lockdown Executive Producer Clean Up $0.4M 2002
No Score Yet Track Down Brad 2000
No Score Yet Takedown Actor 2000
No Score Yet No Tomorrow Director Maker Executive Producer Producer 1999
0% Foolish Screenwriter 1999
No Score Yet Hot Boyz Director Moe Screenwriter 1999
17% I Got The Hook-Up Black Screenwriter Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet MP Da Last Don Executive Producer Screenwriter Nino Corleone Director 1998
No Score Yet Master P - I Got The Hook Up! Comedy Jam Actor 1998
31% The Players Club Guy 1998
No Score Yet Da Game of Life Producer Director 1998
No Score Yet Master P: I'm Bout It Actor 1997
60% Rhyme & Reason Actor 1997
No Score Yet I'm Bout It Screenwriter Producer Director Perry McKnight Executive Producer 1997


No Score Yet Growing Up Hip Hop
Reality cast member Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet My Super Sweet 16
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2008
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Reality cast member Appearing 2008
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
Appearing 2006
No Score Yet Romeo!
Percy Miller 2006
No Score Yet CSI: NY
Kevin Vick 2004
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
Guest 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
Performer Guest 2002
No Score Yet The Nick Cannon Show
Performer 2002
No Score Yet Girlfriends
Himself 2002
65% Dark Angel
Duvalier 2001
No Score Yet The Hughleys
Himself 2001
No Score Yet Moesha
Patience 2000
No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie


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