Master P Biography:
Master P, whose full name is Percy Robert Miller, was born on April 29, 1967 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During his formative years, Master P tried to balance his time between attending high school in New Orleans and taking his summer vacations with his father in Richmond, California. Early in his life, he displayed remarkable skills in both business and basketball, and he used his prowess in the latter to gain a scholarship from the University of Houston. Eventually, Master P went back to California, where he finished his degree at Merritt Junior College. When his grandfather passed away, he used the money he inherited to set up his own record label, and from there, went on to become one of the most successful businessmen and rappers in the music industry. His earlier single, “The Ice Cream Man,” entered the Billboard R&B charts at #3 even if it had little exposure in mainstream radio. Master P has also used his own independent record label, No Limit Records, to release albums for big names in the industry such as Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, Mia X and Lil Romeo. Aside from being a big music celebrity, Master P has also graced the big screen with his appearances in the films Foolish, Scary Movie 3, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Hollywood Homicide, Dark Blue, and many more.
As for the small screen, one of Master P’s most memorable appearances was for the ABC reality series, Dancing with the Stars. Initially, it was his son that was asked to join the second season of the show, but a basketball injury hindered him from participating. Consequently, Master P stepped in as a replacement and was partnered with dancer, Ashly DelGrosso. They were the fourth team to be eliminated from the show.
Ashly DelGrosso and Master P
(Photos courtesy of ABC)