Percee P

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Percee P
Birth name John Percy Simon
Also known as The Rhyme Inspector
Born (1969-07-09) July 9, 1969 (age 45)[citation needed]
Origin The South Bronx, New York
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1988–present
Labels Stones Throw
Associated acts Madlib, Oh No

John Percy Simon, better known by his stage name Percee P,[1] is a hip hop artist from the Patterson Projects in The South Bronx, New York City, United States. His passion for the culture emerged in 1979 at the age of 10, in which he pursued the art of rhythm & poetry. Percee P has been writing, performing, and recording professionally since 1988, yet his debut album Perseverance was not released until September 18, 2007, produced entirely by Madlib.[citation needed] Uncut described him as the "legendary lyricist of the subterranean".[2]

Displaying natural marketing ability, Percee P is known in the underground for selling his mixtapes himself in front of the legendary Fat Beats store in New York, a practice he continues today; he also sells his label album and mixtapes at his concert venues. Much of his fame spawned from his friendly (now legendary) battle against fellow Bronx legend, Lord Finesse. His persistence and dedication gained him notoriety among hip hop's legends and icons, landing him several achievement titles for his work.[3]


Percee P released the official debut album, Perseverance, on Stones Throw Records in 2007.[4] It featured guest appearances from Aesop Rock, Chali 2na, Diamond D, Guilty Simpson, and Prince Po,[5] and it was produced by Madlib.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Now and Then (2004)
  • Legendary Status (2005)
  • Perseverance: The Remix (2007)
  • Oh No vs. Percee P (2008) with Oh No


  • "Now They Wanna See Me" b/w "Puttin' Heads to Bed" (1992)
  • "Nowhere Near Simple" b/w "Don't Cum Strapped" (1996)
  • "Put It on the Line" (2005)
  • "Percekusion" b/w "NY to the UK" (2005)
  • "Throwback Rap Attack" (2006)
  • "Watch Your Step" (2007)
  • "The Hand That Leads You" (2007)
  • "No Time for Jokes" b/w "Last of the Greats" (2008)
  • "Get Down" (2013)

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Percee P". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Ettelson, Robbie (December 11, 2007). "Percee P - The Unkut Interview". Uncut. 
  3. ^ allmusic ((( Percee P > Biography )))
  4. ^ Patrin, Nate (August 28, 2007). "Percee P: Perseverance". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ Washington, Rico (November 22, 2007). "Perseverance". XLR8R. 
  6. ^ Acharya, Neil (December 2007). "Percee P - Perseverance". Exclaim!. 

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