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Paris Moore-Williams (born 8 April 1989), better known by his stage name P Money, is an English grime MC from New Cross, South East London, who is also active in the bassline scene. He is best known for his live performances as well as for songs such as Slang Like This, Anthemic and Round the Clock. He was a founding member of Lewisham-based grime crew OGz and has released one album with the group entitled OGz Season Vol. 1. He also appeared on the sixth edition of highly popular grime DVD Lord of the Mics (LOTM 6) in a grime clash (battle).
|Birth name||Paris Moore-Williams|
|Born||8 April 1988|
New Cross, London, England
|Associated acts||OGz, Fatal Assassins, Dot Rotten, Magnetic Man, Bonkaz, Blacks, Little Dee|
P Money began his career within the crew Fatal Assassins along with MCs such as Little Dee, Blacks and Firmer D. During these times P Money was known for his fast, skippy flow which created plenty of hype when attending pirate radio shows. He attended many classic studio sets such as those from the Hazardous Sessions series and also Fuck Radio volume 5. He gained a lot of positive attention with the massive single "What Did He Say", which has since been released on Vinyl and digital download, as well as the title being used as a slogan for a line of T-shirts. He is currently a member of the crew OGs and was involved with the collective's first release, OG Season.
P Money Is Power – P Money's debut album. The album received mixed reviews, with some people doubting the strength of some productions on the CD. However praise has been given to tracks such as the remix of "What Did He Say" and "Sounds and Gimmicks".
Money Over Everyone – Money Over Everyone is the 2nd purchasable release from South London artist P Money. It follows on from 2008's P Money Is Power which fans and critics were unsure of, with many doubting the strength of some productions and the inclusion of some tracks. This release features more notable producers however, such as Maniac, Scratcha & Rude Kid. This CD also gives fans the opportunity to hear what Grime MC's can do on dubstep with nods to "Left The Room" and "Look How Many". There is still input from the lesser known talents, SNK, Mastermind & Royal-T are amongst those and on the MC support there are hands lent from Little Dee, Frisco, Wiley plus more. "Fruits and Veg" is a popular song containing the lyrics only previously heard on one Logan Sama show, "Crazy" leans slightly into the R & G subgenre and "They Don't Understand" is the emotional bass filled banger with Little Dee.
At the tail end of 2010 and in 2011, P Money featured on two singles which hit the charts, the first being "Pow 2011" which peaked at 33rd on the UK charts and featured fellow Grime artists, Lethal Bizzle, JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, 2Face, Ghetts and Kano. Even though P Money and Ghetts were involved in a beef at the time, they squashed the beef to appear on the track. The second was "Anthemic", which was released as the fourth single from Magnetic Man's's eponymous debut album Magnetic Man, this reached 50th in the UK Charts. It was also Hottest Record in the World on Zane Lowe's weekly blog.
P Money also finished eighth in MTV's list of the best UK MCs of 2010, which was announced in February 2011. This sparked a response from fellow UK MC Ghetts, who was left off the list, and aimed criticism at P Money in his track "Who's on the Panel". After trading war dubs between each other, the battle between the two MCs came to a head when Risky Roadz offered to film and stream a live clash on Mic Fight, with P Money signing the contract but Ghetts ultimately pulling out.
P Money released 'Boo You' alongside Blacks on Butterz in May 2011, the first and one of the few vocal releases on the label.
In May 2014, P battled Big H at Lord of the Mics 6, an annual grime event that showcases UK rap talent specifically in the grime section. The clash was a controversial one as Big H decided to back out in the third round, claiming Jammer, the events host, hadn't paid him enough money to do a full three rounds, he then asked for more money to finish the third round, which was met by boos in the crowd. It therefore seemed conclusive that P won the clash. He was later featured in KSI's top 30 single *Lamborghini*.This song which later reached 100 million views really jump started his career.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Live & Direct||94|
- 2007: Coins 2 Notes
- 2008: P Money Is Power
- 2009: Money Over Everyone
- 2011: Blacks & P (with Blacks)
- 2013: #MAD
- 2015: Money Over Everyone 2
- 2019: Money Over Everyone 3
- 2011: I Beat the Tune
- 2012: Dubsteppin
- 2013: Round the Clock
- 2014: Originators
- 2015: I Beat the Tune 2
- 2016: Thank You
- 2017: Snake
- 2017: Snake 2
- 2018: Back 2 Back (with Little Dee)
- BBC Music Profile "P Money BBC Profile". BBC. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- YouTube Music Video "DJ Swerve ft. P Money – Ho Riddim". YouTube. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- YouTube Music Video "Lethal Bizzle ft. Grime Allstars – Pow 2011". YouTube. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- aCharts "Pow (2011)". aCharts.us. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- YouTube Music Video "Magnetic Man ft. P Money – Anthemic". YouTube. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- aCharts "aCharts – P Money". aCharts.us. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- BBC blog "Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World – 7 June 2011". BBC. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- MTV Base News "MTV Base Best of the Best: UK MCs 2010". MTV. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- YouTube Music Video "Ghetts – Who's on the Panel". YouTube. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- Grime Digital News "P Money vs Ghetts Clash (Cancelled) Ghetts Pulls Out". grimeforum.com. 9 March 2010. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "iTunes Music – Round the Clock – EP by P Money". iTunes Store. 18 November 2013.
- "P Money Vs Big H – Lord of the Mics 6". What's Good?. 1 October 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)