Silkk the Shocker

Vyshonn King Miller (born June 18, 1975), better known by his stage name Silkk the Shocker, is an American rapper and actor. He originally went under the stage name Silkk, but later adopted Silkk the Shocker after the release of his first album. He has now signed partnership with his brother Master P and his nephew Romeo label No Limit Forever.

Silkk the Shocker
Birth nameVyshonn King Miller
Also known asSilkk
Born (1975-06-18) June 18, 1975 (age 45)
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, US
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1996–present
LabelsNo Limit Forever Records, Shocker World, XLP Distribution, No Limit Records, Priority Records, EMI, Entertainment One, Guttar Music, Globy House
Associated actsTRU, 504 Boyz
Websiteshockerworld.net

Early lifeEdit

Silkk the Shocker was born Vyshonn King Miller in New Orleans on June 18, 1975.

Music careerEdit

1996 - 1998: The Shocker and Charge It 2 Da GameEdit

Silkk the Shocker rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. After striking a deal with Priority, No Limit Records released Silkk's debut album The Shocker in August 1996, produced by Beats By The Pound, DJ Daryl, K-Lou and T-Bone. After changing his name to Silkk the Shocker, he went on to appear on numerous albums from TRU's Tru 2 da Game, Mia X's Unlady Like, and Mystikal's Unpredictable.He used the Shocker alias on a few No Limit albums in 1997. Silkk would appear on Master P's 1997 hit "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" which is featured on Master P's 1997 album Ghetto D, which became a massive hit in the US. Continuing on the success of the hit single, Silkk would release his next single with labelmate Mystikal called "It Ain't My Fault". It Ain't My Fault gained popularity and became one of the trademark songs for Silkk the Shocker. He released another single, "Just Be Straight with Me", featuring Destiny's Child. The same year Silkk was featured on the hit single "Movin' On", a song from Mya's self-titled debut album Mýa. Charge It 2 Da Game became a big success over time, staying on the Billboard album charts for over a year. It was certified platinum after a few months.

1999: Made ManEdit

His second solo album was released in January 1999. The singles It Ain't My Fault 2 (feat. Mystikal) and Somebody Like Me (feat. Mya) were regularly played on MTV and BET and became two of Silkk's biggest ever hits. Despite selling over a million copies, it failed to garner critical success and acclaim due to fans and critics becoming tired of the typical No Limit tropes and sound around this time.

2001–2004: My World, My Way and Based on a True StoryEdit

In 2001, Silkk released My World, My Way. He dropped the singles "That's Cool" featuring Trina and "He Did That" feat. Mac, which made it to #13 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles and Tracks. Based on a True Story, which was released in 2004 on New No Limit/Koch Records, didn't' garner much popularity.

2010-present: IncredibleEdit

On June 3, 2010, a video of Silkk freestyling over DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" was posted to Youtube.[1] Silkk released his first mixtape called All I Do Is Win on August 21, 2010, the mixtape marks Silkk's return to hip-hop.[2] It was confirmed that Silkk signed with his nephew Romeo's new record label, No Limit Forever Records, and is working on his sixth studio album called Incredible.[3] Some of the producers on this album are Manny Streetz, Marvz, Mike Bangum of Da Beat Kadetz and JoJo Ryder. In 2010 Silkk the Shocker went on a tour with his brother Master P and nephew Romeo Miller. The tour was entitled "No Limit Forever International".[4]

On November 5, 2013, Silkk the Shocker announced on his Twitter account that he was still working on his upcoming sixth studio album Incredible.[5] On April 24, 2014, Silkk released the first single off Incredible entitled "Don't Give Up".[6] On May 15, 2014, Silkk released a music video on his Vevo channel for "Don't Give Up".[7] On May 19, 2014, Miller would release the second single off Incredible entitled "We Ain't Even Trippin".[8][9]

On March 2, 2015, Miller announce via his official YouTube channel that his new single entitled "Business" featuring No Limit Forever in-house producer BlaqNmilD would be released later in March and his album Incredible would be released later the same year along with a movie of the same name starring himself.[10] On August 24, 2015, Miller would release the music video for his second single entitled "We Ain't Even Trippin"; it would be directed by T. Church.[11][12] On September 4, 2015, Miller would release the third single off Incredible entitled "Business" featuring No Limit Forever in-house producer BlaqNmilD.[13][14][15]

Other venturesEdit

Silkk was featured on World Wrestling Entertainment's WWE Wreckless Intent album, which was released on May 23, 2006. The song he performed on the album, "I'm Comin'", has since been used as the theme song for WWE Smackdown wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter until his release in late 2010. Silkk also performed former SmackDown! wrestler Orlando Jordan's theme song "Do It Big".

Acting careerEdit

In 2000, Silkk acted as the lead role in the major No Limit Records film Hot Boyz.

In 2007, Silkk, along with comedians Lil Duval and Michael Blackson, was cast as the lead actors in the Six Five film More Money, More Family; the film was produced by Silkk the Shocker and Tracy McGrady and shot on location in Orange, California, using film students from nearby Chapman University, originally intended for DVD release in Wal-Mart, but the film has yet to find a distributor.[16][17][18] On October 2, 2015, Silkk would announce via his Instagram that film production companies Grindstone Entertainment and Lionsgate Films would be distributing the movie More Money, More Problems, and its release date would be November 3, 2015.[19][20][21]

In 2011, Silkk co-starred in the horror film Reservation produced by Sedona Studios.

Personal lifeEdit

FamilyEdit

Silkk is the younger cousin of Mo B. Dick. His older brother, Kevin Miller, was killed during a robbery in 1990. Rappers C-Murder and Master P are also his older brothers.[22] He has three children, two sons and a daughter.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1997 I'm Bout It Vito "Silk" McKnight Support Role
1998 I Got the Hook Up Guy Cameo Role
1998 MP da Last Don D.J. Support Role
1999 Corrupt M.J. Main Role
1999 Hot Boyz Kool Main Role
1999 No Tomorrow Himself Cameo Role
2002 Undisputed Gat Boyz Rapper 2 Cameo Role
2003 Honey Himself Cameo Role
2004 Still 'Bout It Vito "Silk" McKnight Support Role
2004 White Chicks Himself Cameo Role
2006 God's Gift Man Support Role
2006 Little Girl Blue: What's Become of You? Ace Capone Support Role
2010 Reservation Drez England Support Role
2015 Incredible Himself Biography
2015 More Money, More Family Shawn Main Role
2019 I Got the Hook Up 2 Shawn Cameo Role
2020 Angola 1,2 & 3 Stokely Carmichael Support Role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Silkk The Shocker – All I Do Is Win (Freestyle) – HIPHOPNEWS24-7.COM". YouTube. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  2. ^ "Silkk The Shocker - All I do is win Mixtape!!!! Download here - TruTankSoldiers.com - Master P, No Limit Records, TRU & More". October 27, 2010. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010.
  3. ^ Arnold, Paul W (2012-03-31). "Silkk The Shocker Reacts To Mystikal's Cash Money Signing, Compares C-Murder's Case To Trayvon Martin | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHopdx.com. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
  4. ^ "NO LIMIT FOREVER INTERNATIONAL TOUR - COMING IN 2011! UGHHH! Ft Master P, Silkk, Rome & more! - TTS - Master P, No Limit Records, TRU & No Limit Forever Records". January 26, 2011. Archived from the original on January 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "Silkk The Shocker on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  6. ^ "iTunes – Music – Don't Give Up – Single by Silkk the Shocker". iTunes. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Silkk The Shocker – Don't Give Up (Artist Commentary) | TruTankSoldiers.com - No Limit Forever Records". August 12, 2014. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "We Ain't Even Trippin – Single by Silkk the Shocker on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  9. ^ "We Ain't Even Trippin – Single (Single) by Silkk the Shocker". Rhapsody.com. 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  10. ^ "Silkk The Shocker "THE RETURN" 2015 Promo Trailer". YouTube. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  11. ^ "AllHipHop.com: Hip-Hop News, Rumors, Music & Videos » Silkk The Shocker – "We Ain't Even Trippin"". Allhiphop.com:80. 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  12. ^ "Silkk The Shocker – We Aint Even Trippin". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  13. ^ "Business (feat. Blaqnmild) – Single by Silkk the Shocker on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  14. ^ "Silkk The Shocker: Business (feat. Blaqnmild) – Single – Music on Google Play". 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  15. ^ "Business (feat. Blaqnmild) – Single (Single) by Silkk the Shocker". Rhapsody.com. 2015-08-21. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  16. ^ "More Money More Family Official Trailer". YouTube. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  17. ^ "More Money – More Family". YouTube. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  18. ^ "STORY". April 2, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015.
  19. ^ [1][dead link]
  20. ^ "More Money More Family DVD 2014". Best Buy. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  21. ^ "More Money More Family (DVD + Digital Copy) (Widescreen)". Walmart.com. 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  22. ^ Strauss, Neil (May 13, 1998). "How a Gangsta Rapper Turns Entrepreneur; At 28, Master P Has Created One Of the Biggest Independent Labels". The New York Times.

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