SOURCE: The New No Limit

July 06, 2005 11:56 ET

Master P's "Ghetto Bill" Debuts at #1

Sacramento Kings Tap Master P for Rebook Summer Basketball League

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2005 -- "Ghetto Bill (The Best Hustler In The Game) Vol 1," Master P's 11th solo CD came in at #1 on the Billboard Top Independent Album's Chart in its first week of release. Released on June 21st, the CD features the hot new single "I Need Dubs." "I Need Dubs" is one of the hottest new tracks at urban radio right now with over 466 spins and 4 million in audience. The single is blowing up in the southern markets and is spreading to North and West like wildfire!

The name Ghetto Bill a/k/a the Ghetto "Bill Gates," has been Master P's nickname on the street for some time now and represents the way Percy Miller handles business both in the streets and in the boardroom. Like Bill Gates, Percy Miller is always looking for new directions to move in. With this new CD, Master P gives fans a taste of where The New No Limit is heading in years to come with features from teenage songstress, Ashleey, the first R&B singer signed to the label and collaborations with hot established acts like Slim Thug and G-Unit's Young Buck.

Aside from stellar accomplishments in music, Master P is living out another lifelong dream, playing pro basketball with the Sacramento Kings summer league. The Sacramento Kings today announced the club has invited rap entrepreneur and 6' 4" Guard Master P, along with 17 other players to participate in the 2005 Reebok Vegas Summer League (VSL) at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. The team will play five games in 10 days. This is the first time the Kings will send a team to the Vegas Summer League after participating in the Summer Pro League at Long Beach last year.

Besides the Kings, 13 other NBA teams will field teams in the Vegas Summer League: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Washington Wizards. Assistant Coach Elston Turner will be responsible for coaching the Kings' summer entry.

And look for the 3rd season of Master P and Lil Romeo's hit show "Romeo!" on Nickelodeon in September.

           2005 SACRAMENTO KINGS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER
                     (as of July 1, 2005)

No. Player         Pos.  Ht.  Wt. Birthdate College            Yrs. Pro
--  ------         ---   ---  --- --------- -------            --------
55 Robert Archibald F-C  6-11 250 3/29/80  Illinois '02           2
7  Tony Bland       G    6-5  201 1/27/80  San Diego State '03
33 Cookie Belcher   G    6-2  190 6/25/78  Nebraska '01
53 Marcus Campbell  C    7-0  270 3/11/82  Mississippi State '05
35 Marquin Chandler F    6-7  220 3/11/82  San Jose State '05
15 Erik Daniels     F    6-8  214 4/1/82   Kentucky '04           1
32 Francisco Garcia G    6-7  195 12/31/81 Louisville '06
42 Jared Homan      F-C  6-10 250 3/6/83   Iowa State '05
22 Anthony Lever    G    6-3  180 3/7/79   Oregon '03
23 Kevin Martin     G    6-7  185 2/1/83   Western Carolina '05   1
8  Percy Miller     G    6-4  220 4/29/70
31 Patrick Okafor   F    6-8  250 4/13/79  Houston '02
20 Ronnie Price     G    6-2  190 6/21/83  Utah Valley State '05
19 Tre Simmons      G    6-5  195 7/24/82  Washington '05
18 Garrett Tien     F-G  6-7  185 1/6/83   Taiwan
30 Ray Weathers     G    6-4  205 4/7/75   Michigan State '97
40 Guillaume Yango  C    6-9  250 1/31/82  Pacific '05

Head Coach: Elston Turner
Assistant Coaches: T.R. Dunn , Bubba Burrage, Pete Carril
Trainer: Pete Youngman

           2005 SACRAMENTO KINGS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE
                (all games played at Cox Pavilion)

             Day     Date     Time    Opponent
             ---     ----     ----    --------
             Wed.    July 6   5 p.m.  Phoenix
             Sat.    July 9  12 p.m.  New Jersey
             Sun.    July 10  7 p.m.  Chicago
             Wed.    July 13  5 p.m.  LA Clippers
             Fri.    July 15  4 p.m.  Dallas

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