Silkk the Shocker
|Silkk The Shocker|
|Birth name||Vyshonn King Miller|
|Also known as||Silkk , The Shocker|
June 18, 1975 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|Labels||No Limit (1996-2001)
No Limit Forever(2010-present)
|Associated acts||P. Miller, Romeo Miller, C-Murder, TRU, 504 Boyz Mystikal, Mia X, Mýa, Destiny's Child, LilFreshBoyz|
Vyshonn King Miller (born June 18, 1975), who records under the stage name Silkk The Shocker, is an American rapper and actor. He originally went under the stage name Silkk, but later adopted The Shocker after the release of his first album and a couple of other releases from No Limit Records in 1996.
Early life 
Vyshonn King Miller was born on June 18, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the Calliope Projects, which is located in the 3rd Ward of Uptown New Orleans, along with his two brothers Percy "Master P" Miller, Corey "C-Murder" Miller and three other siblings. He relocated to Richmond, California at the age of 13, and graduated from De Anza High School in 1994.
Music career 
The Shocker (1995–96) 
Silkk The Shocker rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s, releasing his first record The Shocker in August 1996 using the alias "Silkk". After changing his name to Silkk The Shocker, he went on to appear on numerous albums from TRU's Tru 2 da Game, Mia X's Unlady Like, and Mystikal's Unpredictable. He had a brief feud with veteran rapper L.L. Cool J in the 90's.
Charge It 2 da Game (1997–98) 
Shorty after the release of The Shocker, Silkk The Shocker changed his name from Silkk to acquire a new name based on his first album. He used the alias as just The Shocker on a few No Limit albums in 1997. Silkk The Shocker would feature on Master P's 1997 hit "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" which is featured on Master P's 1997 album Ghetto D, but also released as a single in early 1998. Continuing on the success of the hit single, Silkk would release his next single with label-mate Mystikal as a featured artist on "It Ain't My Fault" off his second album Charge It 2 Da Game under his final stage name Silkk the Shocker. "It Ain't My Fault" gained popularity and became the trademark song for Silkk The Shocker. In that same year Silkk the Shocker would feature on, at that time a new group, Destiny's Child's single "Just Be Straight with Me", as well as, R&B singer Mýa's "Movin' On", the second single released from Mýa, her self-titled debut album.
Made Man, My World, My Way & Based on a True Story (1999-2004) 
In 1999, Mýa and Silkk collaborated on the lead single from his album Made Man. The track, titled "Somebody Like Me", became one of the year's top-selling singles on the Billboard charts. He also collaborated with Trina on "That's Cool". Since then, Silkk has released two solo albums: My World, My Way in 2001 and Based on a True Story in 2004. Neither release generated the same publicity he enjoyed in the late 1990s, but the former still managed to sell very well.
Game Changer (2010-present) 
On June 3, 2010, a video of Silkk freestyling over DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" was posted to YouTube. Silkk released his first mixtape called All I Do Is Win on August 21, 2010. This mixtape marks Silkk's return to hip-hop. It was confirmed that Silkk signed with his nephew Romeo's new record label, No Limit Forever Records and will be working on his return album called "Game Changer". Some of the producers on this album is Manny Streetz, Marvz, Mike Bangum of Da Beat Kadetz and JoJo Ryder. It is also confirmed that Silkk the Shocker is going on a new tour with his brother Master P & nephew Romeo Miller the tour is entitled ”No Limit Forever International".
Other Work 
Silkk was featured on World Wrestling Entertainment's Wreckless Intent album, which was released on May 23, 2006. The song he performed on the album, "I'm Comin'", has since been used as the theme song for WWE Smackdown wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter until his release in late 2010. Silkk also performed former SmackDown! wrestler Orlando Jordan's theme song, "Do It Big". In June 2010 Silkk also co-starred in the upcoming horror film "Reservation", produce by Sedona Studios the film is due for exhibition Fall 2011.
Personal life 
Vyshonn has three siblings, brothers "Master P", and "C-Murder" and Kevin Miller, who was killed during a robbery. He has one sister, who owns a beauty salon. Miller has 6 nephews "Romeo Miller", "Valentino Miller", "Lil' D", "C-Los", "Young Trump", and Veno Miller, also, one niece, singer Cymphonique Miller. He has two children, a son named "Lil King", and a daughter named "Jianna". He dated singer Mýa for several years, with their relationship ending in 2002.
- Studio albums
- 1996: The Shocker
- 1998: Charge It 2 da Game
- 1999: Made Man
- 2001: My World, My Way
- 2004: Based on a True Story
- 2013: The Game Changer: Unfinished Business
|1997||I'm Bout It||Vito "Silk" McKnight||Support Role|
|1998||MP da Last Don||D.J.||Support Role|
|2000||Hot Boyz||Kool||Main Role|
|2002||Undisputed||Gat Boyz Rapper 2||Cameo Role|
|2004||Still 'Bout It||Vito "Silk" McKnight||Support Role|
|2006||Little Girl Blue: What's Become of You?||Ace Capone||Support Role|
|2010||Reservation||Drez England||Support Role|
|2013||Get Money||TBA||Support Role|
- "Silkk The Shocker - All I Do Is Win (Freestyle) - HIPHOPNEWS24-7.COM". YouTube. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
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- Arnold, Paul W (2012-03-31). "Silkk The Shocker Reacts To Mystikal's Cash Money Signing, Compares C-Murder's Case To Trayvon Martin | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
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- Strauss, Neil (May 13, 1998). "How a Gangsta Rapper Turns Entrepreneur; At 28, Master P Has Created One Of the Biggest Independent Labels". The New York Times.
- "Mya and Silkk The Shocker | Married Divorced Children Ex". FamousHookups.com. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
- "Silkk The Shocker - All I Do Is Win Vol 1 Hosted by Dj Ryan Live // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2013-02-19.