Once dubbed ‘The most dangerous man in hip-hop’ in XXL‘s 1997 premier issue because of his ability at conquering almost every angle of the game—’distribution, retail, Hollywood and gangsta rap’— Percy “Master P” Miller still stands as one of the game’s most influential figures.
Responsible for creating one of hip-hop’s most successful independent record labels in the country with No Limit Records, the self-proclaimed Ice Cream Man has delivered a string of notable releases throughout his career including 1996′s Ice Cream Man, ’97′s Ghetto D—which includes the popular single “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!”— and 98′s MP Da Last Don, all of which are certified platinum and up.
During his reign, Miller founded No Limit Films— which later landed a national distribution deal with Miramax— No Limit Sports Management, among other ventures and was ranked number 10 in Forbes‘ 1998 list of highest-grossing entertainers with an estimated income of $57 million.
From establishing one of the game’s top tier record labels, to producing a number of films, becoming an urban youth activist and more, P’s legacy remains to be a force not to be reckoned with.
XXLMag.com would like to wish Master P a very happy G day. Salute! —XXL Staff