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John Percy Simon (born July 9, 1969), better known by his stage name Percee P,[1] is a hip hop artist from The South Bronx, New York City, United States.[2] Unkut described him as the "legendary lyricist of the subterranean".[3] He has collaborated with a number of musicians, including Lord Finesse, Kool Keith, Jurassic 5, Aesop Rock, and Jedi Mind Tricks.[4]

Percee P
Birth nameJohn Percy Simon
Also known asThe Rhyme Inspector
Born (1969-07-09) July 9, 1969 (age 50)[citation needed]
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1988–present
LabelsStones Throw
Associated actsMadlib, Oh No


Percee P released the official debut album, Perseverance, on Stones Throw Records in 2007.[5] It featured guest appearances from Aesop Rock, Chali 2na, Diamond D, Guilty Simpson, and Prince Po,[6] and it was produced by Madlib.[7]


Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Now and Then (2004)
  • Legendary Status (2005)
  • Perseverance: The Remix (2007)
  • Oh No vs. Percee P (2008) with Oh No


  • "Now They Wanna See Me" b/w "Puttin' Heads to Bed" (1992)
  • "Nowhere Near Simple" b/w "Don't Cum Strapped" (1996)
  • "Put It on the Line" (2005)
  • "Percekusion" b/w "NY to the UK" (2005)
  • "Throwback Rap Attack" (2006)
  • "Watch Your Step" (2007)
  • "The Hand That Leads You" (2007)
  • "No Time for Jokes" b/w "Last of the Greats" (2008)
  • "Get Down" (2013)

Guest appearancesEdit


  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Percee P - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Fleck, Kyle (March 28, 2014). "Tonight in Music: The War on Drugs, the Black Lips, Percee P, Jupe Jupe and Newaxeyes!". The Stranger.
  3. ^ Ettelson, Robbie (December 11, 2007). "Percee P - The Unkut Interview". Unkut.
  4. ^ Rule, Dan (January 1, 2008). "I persevere: Percee P". The Age.
  5. ^ Patrin, Nate (August 28, 2007). "Percee P: Perseverance". Pitchfork Media.
  6. ^ Washington, Rico (November 22, 2007). "Perseverance". XLR8R.
  7. ^ Acharya, Neil (December 2007). "Percee P - Perseverance". Exclaim!.

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