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PERCEE P came up in the Patterson Houses Projects of the Bronx, NY. He started hearing the precursors of hip-hop out of his windows before he was in kindergarten, around 1973. By ten, Percee had a mic in his hand. He debuted in 1988 with...

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Hip-hop began in the Bronx around twenty-five years ago. Too bad most of us weren’t there. Percee P was however, and he’s bringing back that... Read More

Percee Interview

Artofrhyme.com: Who are some artists that inspired you? Percee P: People like the Treacherous 3, Cold Crush, Fantastic Five, Fearless 4, Soul Son of course,... Read More

Percee P in XXL

When veteran Bronx lyricist Percee P re-emerged in '05 with his Madlib produced Stone Throw debut single "Put It On The Line," the confusing collision... Read More

Percee P Japan 2009

Percee P is playing three shows in Japan. Sunday, January 11th in Okayama at Mars. Thursday, January 15th, in Tokyo at Heavy Sick Zero. Saturday,... Read More

Percee P Photobook

The monarch of the subterranean, legendary lethal lyricist, rhyme inspector emcee Percee P stopped through the office this afternoon with news that he lost some... Read More

Percee P - Woman Behind Me (Remix) - Video

Off Percee P's Perseverance: The Madlib Remix album. Read More

Percee P - Mastered Craftsman video

Caddy One shot a new video for The Legendary Rhyme Inspector Percee P's track "Mastered Craftsman" off his Stones Throw album Perseverance. Percee P on... Read More

The Bronx Legends Tour: Percee P, Busy Bee, Coke La Rock

THE BRONX LEGENDS TOUR: Three hip-hop living legends from the epicenter, mecca & birthplace of Hip Hop, BRONX, NYC. BUSY BEE, Hip Hop's 1st Solo... Read More

The Stepkids - Legend Remix feat Krondon and Percee

Krondon & Percee P join The Stepkids on a remix of their track "Legend in My Own Mind" by Dave the Producer. Download MP3 |... Read More

Percee P

PERCEE P came up in the Patterson Houses Projects of the Bronx, NY. He started hearing the precursors of hip-hop out of his windows before he was in kindergarten, around 1973. By ten, Percee had a mic in his hand. He debuted in 1988 with homeboy D-Nique on “Let The Homicides Begin” (Gotham City Records, 12” single). A few years later, his freestyles on the hugely influential Stretch & Bobbito radio show on WKCR parlayed into what should have been Percee's big major label breakthrough, 1992's “Lung Collapsing Lyrics” (Atlantic/Big Beat, 12” single), the now legendary Fast Rap masterpiece. Though the record established reputation as one of the best rappers in the field, his break never came. For most of the rest of the 1990s Percee P laid low, working in retail and as a messenger, dropping only the occasional indie single and a few guest verses. Percee wasn't gung-ho about the rap game again until the late '90s, when he truly went for self and began his own guerilla distribution campaign, selling his CDs face-to-face to patrons outside of New York's Fat Beats Records, establishing himself as something of a local landmark. Percee's pavement pounding around Fat Beats did more than keep him fed - it introduced him to a new generation of hip-hop collaborators, cats like Aesop Rock, Jedi Mind Tricks, C-Rayz Walz, Wildchild, Edan and Jurassic 5 among others. All of these emerging underground artists sought contributions from Percee P - not only because they considered him a bona fide legend and Fast Rap pioneer, but also because they regarded him as a peer, hustling his trade with the same hunger as them. Percee met his future label execs out on the street as he sold them CDs. Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf and Egon met with Percee during a series of NYC visits, and, impressed by his constantly evolving lyricism, brought him to Los Angeles, leading to appearances on albums by Wildchild and Jaylib in 2003. They signed him to an album deal shortly thereafter. Percee P's debut on Stones Throw has been anticipated for 3 years, through selective guest appearances, the Chrome Children world tour and a handful of singles. Embodying the term Perseverance in both name and spirit, Percee P followed the grass roots path throughout his career.