P Money

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This article is about the English MC. For the New Zealand DJ, see P-Money.
P Money
Birth name Paris Moore-Williams
Born (1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 (age 25)
Origin New Cross, South London, England
Genres Grime, Dubstep
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2005-present
Labels Rinse, Butterz
Associated acts Dot Rotten, Lethal Bizzle, Kano, Wiley, Magnetic Man, Ed Sheeran,

Paris Moore-Williams (born 8 April 1989) better known by his stage name P Money is an English Grime MC from Lewisham, South London.[1] He is known for his style MCing which is centered around reload bars and his presence in the Dubstep scene.

Biography[edit]

P Money began his career within the crew Fatal Assassins along with MC's such as Little Dee and Blacks. During these times P Money was known for his fast, skippy flow which created plenty of hype when attending pirate radio shows. He attended many classic studio sets such as those from the Hazardous Sessions series and also Fuck Radio volume 5. He gained a lot of positive attention with the massive single "What Did He Say", which has since been released on Vinyl and digital download, as well as the title being used as a slogan for a line of T shirts. He is currently a member of the crew OGs and was involved with the collective's first release, OG Season.

P Money Is Power - P Money's debut album. The album received mixed reviews, with some people doubting the strength of some productions on the CD. However praise has been given to tracks such as the remix of "What Did He Say" and "Sounds and Gimmicks".[citation needed]

Money Over Everyone - Money Over Everyone is the 2nd purchasable release from South London artist P Money. It follows on from 2008's P Money Is Power which fans and critics were unsure of, with many doubting the strength of some productions and the inclusion of some tracks. This release features more notable producers however, such as Maniac, Scratcha & Rude Kid. This CD also gives fans the opportunity to hear what Grime MC's can do on dubstep with nods to "Left The Room" and "Look How Many". There is still input from the lesser known talents, SNK, Mastermind & Royal-T are amongst those and on the MC support there are hands lent from Little Dee, Frisco, Wiley plus more. "Fruits and Veg" is a popular song containing the lyrics only previously heard on one Logan Sama show, "Crazy" leans slightly into the R & G sub-genre and "They Don't Understand" is the emotional bass filled banger with Little Dee.

In 2010, he collaborated with Kiss 100's DJ Swerve, who remixed Marco Del Horno's Ho!, to release Ho Riddim[2] with P Money.

At the tail end of 2010 and in 2011, P Money featured on two singles which hit the charts, the first being "Pow 2011"[3] which peaked at 33rd on the UK charts[4] and featured fellow Grime artists, Lethal Bizzle, JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, 2Face, Ghetts and Kano. Even though P Money and Ghetts were involved in a beef at the time, they squashed the beef to appear on the track. The second was "Anthemic",[5] which was released as the fourth single from Magnetic Man's's eponymous debut album Magnetic Man, this reached 50th in the UK Charts.[6] It was also Hottest Record In The World on Zane Lowe's weekly blog.[7]

P Money also finished eighth in MTV's list of the best UK MCs of 2010, which was announced in February 2011.[8] This sparked a response from fellow UK MC Ghetts, who was left off the list, and aimed criticism at P Money in his track "Who's on the Panel".[9] After trading war dubs between each other, the battle between the two MCs came to a head when Risky Roadz offered to film and stream a live clash on Mic Fight, with P Money signing the contract but Ghetts ultimately pulling out.[10]

P Money released 'Boo You' alongside Blacks on Butterz in May 2011, the first and one of the few vocal releases on the label.

P Money also toured with English rapper Example's Uk stadium tour during 2011 and 2012 along with British rapper Wretch 32 and American DJ Alvin Risk. He also opened for Tyga's UK tour.

On 27 August 2012, he released the Dubsteppin EP through Rinse. He also appeared on the DJ Zinc single "Reload", the B-side to "Goin' In".

His third EP Round the Clock, featuring a title track produced by Loadstar, was released on 18 November 2013. The EP features three other tracks and a remix of the title track.[11]

In May 2014, P battled Big H at "Lord of the Mics 6", an annual grime event that showcases UK rap talent. Although the clash has not been officially released yet, a YouTube video has been leaked showing Big H to back out, as Jammer, the events host, hadn't paid him enough money to carry on. It therefore seemed conclusive that P won the clash.[12]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes
  • 2007: Coins 2 Notes
  • 2008: P Money Is Power
  • 2009: Money Over Everyone
  • 2011: Blacks & P (with Blacks)
  • 2013: #MAD
EPs
  • 2011: I Beat the Tune
  • 2012: Dubsteppin
  • 2013: Round the Clock
Singles

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Music Profile "P Money BBC Profile". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  2. ^ YouTube Music Video "DJ Swerve ft. P Money - Ho Riddim". Youtube.com. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  3. ^ YouTube Music Video "Lethal Bizzle ft. Grime Allstars - Pow 2011". Youtube.com. 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  4. ^ aCharts "Pow (2011)". aCharts.us. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  5. ^ YouTube Music Video "Magnetic Man ft. P Money - Anthemic". Youtube.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  6. ^ aCharts "aCharts - P Money". aCharts.us. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  7. ^ BBC blog "Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World - 7 June 2011". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  8. ^ MTV Base News "MTV Base Best of the Best: UK MCs 2010". mtv.co.uk. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  9. ^ YouTube Music Video "Ghetts - Who's on the Panel". Youtube.com. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  10. ^ Grime Digital News "P Money vs Ghetts Clash (Cancelled) Ghetts Pulls Out - See more at: http://www.grimeforum.com/featured/p-money-vs-ghetts-clash-march-28th#sthash.nIg7C83t.dpuf". grimeforum.com. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - Round the Clock - EP by P Money". iTunes. 2013-11-18. 
  12. ^ http://sbtv.co.uk/2014/05/lotm6-p-money-vs-big-h-review-2/

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