SOURCE: P. Miller f/k/a Master P

August 13, 2008 05:00 ET

Master P Officially Changes His Name to P. Miller

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - Legendary hip-hop mogul Master P (a.k.a. Percy Miller) has officially changed his name to P. Miller and will no longer be known as Master P. Over the course of his career, P. Miller has won 5 Grammys, sold more than 75 million records worldwide, as well as produced and starred in several Hollywood blockbuster films.

Miller said, "I'm changing my name because Master P is who I used to be. I call it my childhood and P. Miller marks my manhood. I wouldn't change my past because it's groomed me to be the man I am today. People grow mentally and spiritually through life experiences, but when you come from hip-hop it's almost impossible to move past the stereotypes associated with it. I've branched out into so many different arenas that range from being the first African-American to have a clothing line at Wal-Mart, to writing books, and speaking on Capitol Hill, but all that gets overshadowed because I come from the hip-hop industry. There're a lot of people out there, who are afraid to grow up and change, but I'm not and P. Miller is the evolution of me, Percy Miller the entrepreneur, the business man."

As a businessman and entrepreneur, Miller founded and was the CEO of No Limit Entertainment. At one point in his career, he presided over a $661 million-dollar business empire that included No Limit Records, No Limit Films, and was ranked 10th on Forbes magazine's 1998 list of America's 40 highest paid entertainers with an estimated income of $56.5 million.

In 2007, Miller spoke at a congressional hearing called to address the widely publicized criticism of hip-hop and its lyrics, which prompted him and his son, Romeo, to start Take A Stand Records, a new, clean-lyric record label. He's also a published author with his highly successful book "Guaranteed Success," which was promoted via a nationwide signing and speaking tour with The Learning Annex where Miller spoke alongside the likes of Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and Curtis Oakes.

As a community activist, Miller's community outreach extends from the bayous of Louisiana to Los Angeles and abroad through "P. Miller Youth Centers" and his "P. Miller Food Foundation" as well as a new speaking program on financial literacy.

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