Master P

Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1970),[2] also known by his stage name Master P, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, entrepreneur, and former basketball player. He is the founder of the record label No Limit Records, which was relaunched as New No Limit Records through Universal Records and Koch Records, then again as Guttar Music Entertainment, and currently, No Limit Forever Records. He is the founder and CEO of P. Miller Enterprises and Better Black Television, which was a short-lived online television network.

Master P
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Miller in 2001
Born
Percy Robert Miller

(1970-04-29) April 29, 1970 (age 50)
Other names
  • The Ice Cream Man
  • The Ghetto Bill
EducationWarren Easton Charter High School
University of Houston
Alma materMerritt College (BS)[1]
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • entrepreneur
  • actor
  • record producer
Years active1989–present
OrganizationHouse of Glory
Spouse(s)
Sonya C. Miller
(m. 1989; div. 2014)
Children7, including Romeo and Cymphonique Miller
RelativesC-Murder (brother)
Silkk the Shocker (brother)
Mo B. Dick (cousin)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
GenresHip hop
Labels
Associated acts

Miller initially gained fame in the mid-1990s with the success of his hip hop music group TRU as well as his fifth solo rap album Ice Cream Man, which contained his first single "Mr. Ice Cream Man". Miller gained further popularity in 1997 after the success of his platinum single "Make 'Em Say Uhh!". In total, Miller has released 15 studio albums.

Aside from music, Miller has embarked on a career in acting, starring in films, including I Got the Hook Up, Soccer Mom, Gone in 60 Seconds, Toxic, and Foolish. Miller has worked in television, starring in the sitcom Romeo! alongside his son Romeo Miller from 2003 to 2006.

Miller was signed to two separate NBA contracts in the late 1990s, playing for both the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors during the 1998 and 1999 pre-season respectively. Miller owns his own basketball league, Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB).

Early lifeEdit

Percy Robert Miller was born and raised in New Orleans in the Calliope Projects. He is the oldest of five children. He has one sister, Germaine and three brothers: Kevin and platinum-selling rap artists Corey "C-Murder" and Vyshonne "Silkk the Shocker" Miller. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and Warren Easton High School.[3] Having played on the basketball team, Miller attended the University of Houston on an athletic scholarship, but he dropped out months into his freshman year and transferred to Merritt College in Oakland, California to major in business administration.[4] After the death of his grandfather, Miller inherited $10,000 as part of a malpractice settlement. Miller opened a record store in Richmond, California called No Limit Records, which later became the foundation for his own record label of the same name. On February 15, 1990, Master P released the cassette tape Mind Of A Psychopath. His brother Kevin Miller was killed that same year in New Orleans. This increased his motivation to become a successful entrepreneur to change his life and save his family.[5]

Music careerEdit

Early worksEdit

Master P released his debut studio album Get Away Clean on February 12, 1991. This was followed by his second album Mama's Bad Boy, which was released in April 1992. Both albums were released through In-A-Minute Records. In 1993, Master P released his first collaboration album with his group TRU titled Who's da Killer? Master P released his third studio album The Ghettos Tryin to Kill Me! on March 18, 1994; it was later re-released in 1997 as a limited edition under Priority. That same year Master P collaborated on the No Limit compilation albums West Coast Bad Boyz, Vol. 1: Anotha Level of the Game and West Coast Bad Boyz: High fo Xmas. On June 6, 1995, Master P released his fourth studio album 99 Ways to Die. Master P and TRU released their third album True in 1995, which was the group's first major release after two independent albums. The album reached number 25 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 14 on the Top Heatseekers. The album was known for its first single and one of Master P's best known songs "I'm Bout' It, Bout It". He also worked on the compilation album, Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin', during that year.

Master P said that when he used to open for Tupac Shakur in the early 1990s, the people responsible for introducing him would frequently call him "Mr. P the country singer".[6]

1995–2000: Return to New Orleans and mainstream successEdit

In 1995, Master P moved from California back to New Orleans to relocate No Limit Records with a set of new artists and in-house producers Beats By the Pound. On April 16, 1996, Master P released his fifth album Ice Cream Man. It contained the hit single "Mr. Ice Cream Man". Later in 1996, Master P returned with TRU to work on Tru 2 da Game, which would not be released until February 18, 1997. At that time TRU was reduced to a trio with just Master P alongside his brothers C-Murder and Silkk the Shocker. On September 2, 1997, Master P released his breakthrough album Ghetto D. The first week sales of the album were the highest of any of Master P's albums, selling over 760,000 copies, and it went on to go certified triple platinum. It contained the hit single "Make 'Em Say Uhh!", Master P's highest-charting single to date. The song earned him an MTV Video Music Award nomination the following year for "Best Rap Video", but lost to Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It". On June 2, 1998, Master P released his seventh and best-selling album to date MP Da Last Don. Master P released a film of the same name earlier that year. The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts selling over 400,000 copies in its first week, and went on to sell over four million copies. On October 26, 1999, Master P released his eighth studio album Only God Can Judge Me, which contained his single "Step To Dis". The album went certified gold, selling over 500,000 copies. In 1999, Master P and TRU released their fifth studio album Da Crime Family. On November 28, 2000, he released his ninth studio album Ghetto Postage which contained his hit singles "Bout Dat" and "Souljas". Also in 2000, Master P and his new group 504 Boyz released their debut album Goodfellas, which peaked at number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and contained their hit single "Wobble Wobble".

2001–2005: The New No LimitEdit

On December 18, 2001, Master P released his tenth studio album Game Face, the first Master P album released on The New No Limit, which had a partnership with Universal Records. In 2002, The 504 Boyz released their second album Ballers. Both albums charted high on the Hip-Hop charts, but shortly after, No Limit began to decline in popularity. Record sales as well as roster changes and lawsuits caused No Limit Records to file for bankruptcy on December 17, 2003.

Master P's eleventh album, titled Good Side, Bad Side, was released on March 23, 2004 through Koch Records, debuting at number 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. Master P and TRU released their last album The Truth in 2005 followed by Master P's twelfth studio album Ghetto Bill Vol. 1.

2005–2007: Guttar MusicEdit

In 2005, Master P and his son Romeo Miller formed the independent label Guttar Music. On November 29, 2005, Master P released his first independent album and thirteenth overall, Living Legend: Certified D-Boy, on Guttar Music. Master P and 504 Boyz released their last album titled Hurricane Katrina: We Gon Bounce Back that year, and it was dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In April 2006, Master P released a compilation album America's Most Luved Bad Guy. In 2007, Master P released a collaboration album with Romeo titled Hip Hop History that sold 32,000 copies worldwide.

2010–present: No Limit Forever and recent worksEdit

On December 6, 2010, it was announced that Master P was going on a new tour with his brother Silkk The Shocker and his son Romeo titled No Limit Forever International. On February 8, 2011, Master P was featured on rapper Gucci Mane's track titled "Brinks". It was his first recorded song in over four years. In early 2012, Master P started to re brand his label. On August 10, 2012, he performed at Insane Clown Posse's 12th Annual "Gathering of the Juggalos" concert.[7] On November 16, 2011, Master P released his first mixtape and first solo project in over 6 years, titled TMZ (Too Many Zeros).[8] On August 2, 2012, it was announced that Master P was working on his thirteenth studio album Boss of All Bosses.[9] On September 17, 2012, Master P released snippet of an upcoming single titled "Friends With Benefits" featuring rapper/singer Kirko Bangz.[10][11][12][13]

On January 16, 2013, Master P released his second official mixtape titled Al Capone as promotion for his Boss of All Bosses album.[14][15][16][17] On February 12, 2013, Master P released his first collaboration mixtape titled New World Order with his new group, Louie V. Mob, which includes himself and rappers Alley Boy and Fat Trel.[18][19][20] On August 6, 2013, Master P released his third official mixtape titled Famous Again as a promotion for his Boss of All Bosses album; it featured appearances from Rome, Silkk The Shocker, Dee-1, Young Louie, Play Beezy, Gangsta, Howie T, Clyde Carson, Game, Chief Keef, Fat Trel, Alley Boy, Problem, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, and Chris Brown, as well as production from 1500 & Nothin, Young Bugatti, Stiv Schneider, The Composer, and JB.[21][22][23] On December 6, 2013, Master P released his fifth album titled The Gift.[24]

On January 23, 2014, it was announced that The Gift would be re-released on February 21, 2014 as a video album with a music video for every song, and that it would be titled The Platinum Gift.[25][26] On February 6, 2014, it was announced that Master P was working on two new albums, Ice Cream Man 2, which is a sequel to Ice Cream Man, and Boss of All Bosses.[27] On February 28, 2014, Miller released his fourth mixtape The Gift Vol. 1: Return of The Ice Cream Man.[28][29][30]

On January 5, 2015, Master P released his second collaboration mixtape titled We All We Got with his new group Money Mafia, which includes himself, his son Maserati Rome, Ace B, Young Junne, Eastwood, Gangsta, Play Beezy, Calliope Popeye, Flight Boy, and No Limit Forever in-house producer Blaq N Mild. The mixtape would also include a surprise feature from rapper Lil Wayne on the track "Power".[31][32][33][34] On February 9, 2015, Master P released his third collaboration mixtape titled #CP3 with his No Limit Forever artist and rapper Ace B.[35][36] On April 20, 2015, Master P released his fourth collaboration mixtape titled Hustlin with his group Money Mafia.[37][38][39] On June 4, 2015, it was announced that Master P's newest group Money Mafia would be releasing their debut album in 2015 titled Rarri Boys.[40] On June 8, 2015, Master P along with Money Mafia would release their first single from Rarri Boys titled "Bonita".[41][42] On July 16, 2015, Master P released his fifth collaboration mixtape titled The Luciano Family with his group Money Mafia.[43][44][45] On October 7, 2015, Master P would reveal the cover art's and announced that there would be three sequel album installments to his critically acclaimed debut major label album Ice Cream Man titled Ice Cream Man 2: The Streets, Ice Cream Man 3: The Hustle, Ice Cream Man 4: The Lifestyle that will be released all on the same day.[46] On October 13, 2015, Master P would reveal and announced the cover art, release date and track list to his upcoming new album titled Empire that will be released on November 28, 2015.[47][48][49][50] On November 27, 2015, Master P would release his fourteenth album titled Empire, from the Hood to Hollywood; it would feature guest appearances from Krazy, Lil Wayne, Maserati Rome, Money Mafia, Ace B, BlaqNmilD, Fame-O and Luccianos, and would be released via his label No Limit Forever Records and Globy House Records.[51][52][53]

On February 23, 2016, Master P would release a new single titled "Funeral"; it would feature his new group No Limit Boys members Ace B and Angelo Nano.[54][55] On March 2, 2016, Master P would release a new single titled "Middle Finga".[56][57] On March 16, 2016, Miller released his fifth mixtape titled Middle Finga.[58] On March 18, 2016, during an interview Master P would announce he was working on a new album titled The Grind Don't Stop with his new group No Limit Boys & he would also announce his new tour titled the Pop-Up Tour.[59] On March 28, 2016, it was announced that Master P's newest group No Limit Boys formerly Money Mafia would be releasing their debut album in 2016 titled No Limit Boys.[60] On August 21, 2016, Master P released his sixth official mixtape titled The G Mixtape; it featured appearances from 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, E-40, The Game, Gucci Mane, Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Nipsey Hussle, No Limit Boys, Rick Ross, Usher, Travis Scott and Yo Gotti.[61][62][63][64][65] On October 27, 2016, Master P released his seventh official mixtape titled Louisiana Hot Sauce; it featured appearances from fellow No Limit Forever artist Ace B, Angelo Nano, Cymphonique, Gangsta, J Slugg, Lambo, Moe Roy, Play Beezy, Romeo and Young Vee.[66][67]

On January 6, 2017, Master P released his sixth collaboration mixtape titled We All We Got with his group No Limit Boys.[68]

No Limit ChroniclesEdit

On July 29, 2020, Master P released No Limit Chronicles, a five-part BET docuseries on his New Orleans-based hip-hop label. The series shares stories of Master P’s career as a record executive and businessman, underscoring the unprecedented distribution deal with Priority Records that made No Limit Records a powerhouse record label in the 1990s.[69] Awareness of the circumstances of Master P’s incarcerated brother, C-Murder, resurged after the series aired, prompting Percy to rally for his brother's release. On August 17, 2020, Master P posted a video to his Instagram account of him and C-Murder’s lawyer speaking to a group of protesters, inciting momentum to work in favor of his brother’s liberation.[70]

Business careerEdit

Aside from being a rapper, Master P has enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur and investor. After the death of his grandfather, Miller inherited $10,000 as part of a malpractice settlement and opened a record store in Richmond, California called No Limit Records, which later became the foundation for his own record label of the same name.[citation needed]

Miller was one of the first rappers to notice and take advantage of the retail potential of the music industry. As an investor, Master P was one of the first rappers to build a business and financial empire by investing in a wide range of business and investment ventures from a variety of industries. He has since invested the millions of dollars he made from his No Limit record company into a travel agency, a Foot Locker retail outlet, real estate, stocks, film, music, and television production, toy making, clothing, telecommunications, a jewellery line, auto accessories, book and magazine publishing, car rims, fast food franchises, and gas stations.[71][72][73][74] His sports management agency No Limit Communications, a joint venture with marketing guru Djuan Edgerton, was a success. His conglomerate company, No Limit Enterprises became a financial powerhouse. His real estate investment and property management company, the New Orleans-based PM Properties controls over 100 properties across the United States.[75] According to Black Enterprise magazine, No Limit Enterprises grossed $110 million in revenue in 1998 alone. This level of success inspired other rappers to branch out into other business ventures and investments.[75][76] Miller also has his own line of beverages called "Make 'Em Say Ughh!" energy drinks.[77] Miller has also made a foray into mass media, where he founded Better Black Television, a cable television network in November 2010 based in New Orleans, making him the first rapper to establish a cable television network.[78]

Rappers had historically focused more on the artistic and glamorous side of hip hop music while paying very little attention to the business, investment and financial aspects. All that changed in 1996 when Master P signed a music distribution deal with Priority Records, one where No Limit Records would retain 100% ownership of their master recordings and keep 85% of their record's sales while giving Priority 15% in return for pressing and distribution which allows No Limit to profit from future sales such as catalogs and reissues.[75] Master P went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars from this deal. Additionally, Master P invented many innovative marketing techniques. According to Wendy Day, CEO of the Rap Coalition, "Master P had a whole marketing movement. He was the first person to market the way a corporate entity like IBM would market to their clientele." Whereas the traditional model for marketing records was to spend millions of dollars on expensive videos and air play, Miller did not have such a luxury. As an independent artist, Miller had to find a way to sell, market and build platinum record selling demand on a limited recording budget. He was known for keeping upfront business expenses down and profit margins high. He began selling tapes out the trunk of his car in every city and town in America where there was potential demand for his music. He gave out free samples to people with expensive cars and had them playing his music throughout their neighborhoods. This street level guerrilla marketing technique set the foundation to build a larger fanbase for the future. After signing his deal with Priority, Miller began a high volume business model of cranking out as many records as possible, as frequently as possible. He branded all his albums, so that the No Limit brand became more important than the actual artist's name. Miller cross-promoted all his artists and albums inside the album covers. He also used pen and pixel graphics and Mafia-inspired themes to make his albums stand out using Photoshop. He offered 20 songs per album, whereas most albums offered 15 or less, as Miller learned that customers wanted more for their money. He turned his artists into Marvel comic book-like characters rather than just rappers. He made sure his artists were number one on SoundScan every time they released an album, to build the perception of popularity. He used inexpensive videos to promote his artists and he cross-promoted albums using films and vice versa and tied them altogether as a package. Brand image and identity became more important than just music quality. Miller's record labels have sold 75 million records as a result of his innovative marketing and branding strategies.[76][79]

As founder and CEO of No Limit Entertainment, Miller at one time presided over a business empire that included his conglomerate No Limit Enterprises, 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 represented former NFL running back Ricky Williams when he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints; however, the deal was rated the worst contract for a player in NFL History by ESPN.[80] Miller manages the music, film, and television career of his son, rap star Romeo Miller, as well as pop star Forrest Lipton and Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane. Miller was the executive television producer for his teenage daughter Cymphonique's Nickelodeon Show, How To Rock, and the co-creator of Romeo!, the hit Nickelodeon television show that stars his son.[81]

IncomeEdit

In 1998, Miller ranked 10th on Forbes magazine's list of America's 40 highest paid entertainers, with an estimated income of $56.5 million. In 2009, he earned more than $661 million, making him the highest paid hip hop entertainer in the world at the time.[82][citation needed] In 2013, Miller's wealth is estimated to be $200 million, making him one of the wealthiest figures in the American hip hop scene.[83]

Other venturesEdit

Film and television careerEdit

Since 1997, Master P has been in numerous feature and straight-to-DVD films, as well as television shows. His filmography includes Uncle P, Uncle Willy's Family, Soccer Mom, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hollywood Homicide, Toxic, Foolish, and I Got the Hook Up. In 1999, he had a small run in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he led a professional wrestling stable called The No Limit Soldiers in a feud with Curt Hennig's The West Texas Rednecks. Master P also starred in Romeo! alongside his son Romeo Miller on the children's network Nickelodeon from 2003 to 2006. He was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, replacing Romeo who dropped out due to an injury. He partnered with Ashly DelGrosso and received a total score of 8 out of 30 for his pasodoble, the lowest score in the show's history. He was eliminated in Week 4.

In 1999, Miller starred alongside Eddie Griffin in the hit film Foolish. Though the film only grossed a total of six million dollars in its national release, it earned more per theater than the Phantom Menace, which was released the same weekend.[citation needed]

In 2008, Miller has made history as the first hip-hop entrepreneur to own a cable television network, Better Black Television (BBTV011), which was meant 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. As part of the BBTV project, Miller and Romeo teamed up 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."

As reported in March 2011, Miller planned to star in a new film with his protégé Gucci Mane, titled Get Money. The film, set for release through No Limit, would be based on Miller's book of the same name.

On June 10, 2015, it was announced that Master P and his family would be starring in their own reality show titled Master P's Family Empire. It is scheduled to be aired on Reelz sometime in November.[84]

Basketball careerEdit

Percy had a contract with two different NBA teams in the late 1990s: the Charlotte Hornets during the 1998 pre-season, and the Toronto Raptors in the 1999 pre-season.[85][86] However, Miller did not play for either team after the conclusions of each pre-season. He also played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Fort Wayne Fury and the International Basketball League (1999–2001) for the San Diego Stingrays. In 2004, he played for the ABA's Las Vegas Rattlers and Long Beach Jam. He took part in the 2008 McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and scored 17 points.[87]

WritingEdit

On September 1, 2007, Miller released his first book, titled Guaranteed Success.[88]

Pro-wrestlingEdit

In 1999, The No Limit Soldiers appeared on WCW Monday Nitro feuding with The Filthy Animals and The West Texas Rednecks.

On October 8, 2019, it was reported and confirmed that Master P purchased ownership in Brooklyn, New York based independent wrestling promotion House of Glory.[89]

FoodEdit

In September 2019, Master P opened "Big Poppas Burgers" on the West Bank of New Orleans.[90]

On June 19, 2020, Master P announced his own rice brand, Uncle P’s Louisiana seasoned rice, which he hopes major retailers will begin selling. He said it’s a way to "put money back into our community."[91]

ControversyEdit

"Brick to a Million"Edit

On the track "Brick to a Million", with Fat Trel and Alley Boy, some interpreted Miller's lyrics "New hittas wearing dresses, #### it, I ain't scared to address it, Gangstas on skateboards, I'm at the house breaking headboards, Real stand up." to be a reference to rappers Kanye West and Lil Wayne. During an interview with Power 106's Big Boy's Neighborhood, Miller addressed misconceptions about the lyrics, stating it was a reference to a radio station employee's claim that his career was over. Clarifying, Miller said "Even that, that ain't a diss. I never made a diss record. Like I said, a lot of people, if you feel salty behind that, then I could say if the shoe fit well, I'm not afraid to address it. I just feel like in Hip Hop, we've got to stick to whether we're going to be real or we not. Like I said, I'm just addressing what I see. To be honest with you, that particular song wasn't about nobody in Hip Hop but I think people taking it like that. This was one of these guys that worked at the radio station and didn't believe in me and told me it was over for me. He ridin' up on a skateboard and got a little mini-skirt on. This a new dude into the business, and he telling me it's over for me."[92]

Miller, whose No Limit Records clashed with rival New Orleans' label Cash Money Records during the 90s and 00s, went on. "If you feel guilty about something, then that's something you need to address about with yourself. Y'all gotta realize, we really from the streets. If there really was a feud, there would have been a problem. But I got love for Baby and them, Lil Wayne. They come from where I come from. It's always been a competition. Everybody want to be the best."[93]

Musical styleEdit

Rapping techniqueEdit

Miller has been known for his deep-toned, aggressive enunciation and his story-telling rhymes focusing on poverty, social injustice, drugs and drug dealing, police brutality, and hope.[94] Miller is also known for his catchy melodic hooks.[94] Miller is known for carrying a theme for each of his albums and his unique musical ability to connect with his audience.[94][95][96]

LegacyEdit

Miller is known for his music and his business acumen, due to creating and branding his highly successful independent record label No Limit Records, as well as his other business ventures.[97][98][99]

Miller is held in high esteem by other rappers as well. During an interview after meeting Miller, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz stated, "This is my first time meeting [him]. I just want to let him know how he influenced the whole South in Hip-Hop." 2 Chainz went on, "We used to argue people like they ain't understand why we appreciated Master P and his music. It was more than that. I felt like it was his grind, his hustle. He actually put music out like every week. I even heard stories about some of the songs never even being mixed before. It was just about giving the fans what they needed. And he the reason why a lot of us are here, including myself."[100]

Accolades and honorsEdit

In 1999, Master P won the award for "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" at the American Music Awards.

In 2005, Miller was ranked at number 36 by VH1 in their list of 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists.[101] On September 29, 2008, Miller's single "Make Em Say Ugh" would be ranked at number 94 by VH1 in their list of 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.[102]

BET named Miller number 28 in 'The Most Influential Rappers of All Time'.[103] BET would also list Miller as one of 'The 25 Influential Black Music Execs'.[104]

In November 2011, Miller's son Romeo Miller performed at the 2010 Hip Hop Honors, along with his brother Valentino Miller, his cousins Lil' D and Black Don, and his uncle Silkk The Shocker, as well as Trina, Gucci Mane, and Mystikal to honor Master P and No Limit Records.[105]

On December 11, 2012, DJ 5150 and DJ Hektik released a tribute mixtape to Master P titled Uptown Veteran.[106]

On July 10, 2013, Miller was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, making him the first hip hop artist to be inducted.[107]

On January 20, 2015, Montreal R&B/Hip Hop artist Xav released a song with Master P called "Bout It Bout It", from his upcoming Zeeky EP, paying homage to Master P's 1995 international hit. The music video, which also features Master P, premiered on Vibe.com the same day.[108][109]

PhilanthropyEdit

Miller has dedicated his time to communities through P. Miller Youth Centers and his P. Miller Food Foundation for the Homeless. On July 12, 2005, Willie W. Herenton Jr, the mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, presented Miller with the key to the city.[110] On April 27, 2010, Miller and his son Romeo were awarded the Certificate of Special Recognition from Congress member Maxine Waters.[111]

Personal LifeEdit

FamilyEdit

In 1989, he married Sonya with whom he has seven children, including Romeo Miller. They divorced in 2014.[77][112]

ReligionEdit

Miller and his children are Catholic. He himself attended Catholic school as a child, and in 1999 donated half a million dollars to save his New Orleans alma mater along with two other schools.[113][114]

PoliticsEdit

In late 2007, Miller got actively involved in politics, whereby he supported and encouraged voter participation.[115] Miller was an early supporter for the candidacy of Illinois senator and subsequent U.S. president Barack Obama.[116] On December 30, 2010, it was announced that Miller and his son Romeo would attend and host an anti-obesity event with Michelle Obama.[117]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

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
The Players Club Guy Supporting role
1999 Hot Boyz 'Moe' Supporting role
Foolish Quentin 'Fifty Dollah' Waise Main role
No Tomorrow Maker Main role
2000 Track Down Brad Supporting role
Gone in 60 Seconds Johnnie 'Johnnie B' Cameo
Lockdown Clean Up Main role
911 Himself Main role
2001 Popcorn Shrimp Crip Supporting role
2002 Undisputed Gat Boyz Rapper 1 Cameo
2003 Dark Blue 'Maniac' Supporting role
Death of a Dynasty Himself Cameo
Hollywood Homicide Julius Armas Supporting role
Bad Bizness Mr. Carlson Lead role
Paper Chasers Himself Supporting role
2004 Scary Movie 3 Himself Cameo
Uncle P Uncle P Main role
Still Bout It Perry McKnight Main role
Decisions Petey Lead role
White Chicks Himself Cameo
2006 Repos 'Tee' Main role
2006 God's Gift Romeo's father Main role
2006 Don't Be Scared Greg Lead role
2007 Toxic Angel Supporting role
2007 Paroled Al 'Big Al' Main role
2007 Black Supaman Bernard Jr. Main role
2008 Internet Dating Trey Supporting role
2008 Soccer Mom Wally Main role
2009 The Mail Man Rob Cameo
The Big People Captain Lead role
2010 Down and Distance Coach Dallas Main role
2011 Knock Knock Killer 'Pimp P' Supporting role
2017 Killing Hasselholf Del Toro Supporting role
Destruction Los Angeles Jay Jones Supporting role
2018 Never Heard Jason Main role
2019 I Got the Hook Up 2 Black Main role
2020 Angola 1,2 & 3 Robert King Main role
Repos 2 'Tee' Main role
Get Money TBD Main role
Never and Again Pops Lead role
The Ice Cream Man: King of the South 'Master P' Main role
The Christmas Dance Brother Moore Supporting role

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Linc's Himself "Lovers and Other Traitors"
1999 Malcolm & Eddie Mister O 1 episode, season 3 episode 17 "Bad Fellas"
2000 Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends Himself 1 episode, season 3 episode 6 "Gangsta Rap"
2000 Moesha Patience 4 episodes
2000 Roseanne Himself
2001 Dark Angel Duvailer 1 episode, season 1 episode 10 "Art Attack"
2001 The Hughleys Himself "I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas"
2001 Oz Curtis Bennett 1 episode, season 4 episode 14 "Orpheus Descending"
2002 MADtv Himself Season 7: Episode 19
2002 Girlfriends Himself "X Does Not Mark the Spot"
2003 Doggy Fizzle Televizzle Himself Season 1: Episode 5
2003–2006 Romeo! Percy Miller Main role
2004 CSI: NY Kevin Vick 1 episode, season 1 episode 4 "Grand Master"
2006 Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 Contestant Competed after his son Romeo was unable to compete due to an injury
2009 Robot Chicken Nick's Friend "President Evil"
2009 No Excuses Himself 1 episode
2015–present Master P's Family Empire Himself
2016–present Growing Up Hip Hop Himself

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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