Percee P

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Percee P
Birth nameJohn Percy Simon
Also known asThe Rhyme Inspector
Born (1969-07-09) July 9, 1969 (age 50)[citation needed]
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1988–present
LabelsStones Throw
Associated actsMadlib, Oh No

John Percy Simon (born July 9, 1969), better known by his stage name Percee P,[1] is a hip hop artist from The South Bronx, New York City, United States.[2] Unkut described him as the "legendary lyricist of the subterranean".[3] He has collaborated with a number of musicians, including Lord Finesse, Kool Keith, Jurassic 5, Aesop Rock, and Jedi Mind Tricks.[4]


Percee P released the official debut album, Perseverance, on Stones Throw Records in 2007.[5] It featured guest appearances from Aesop Rock, Chali 2na, Diamond D, Guilty Simpson, and Prince Po,[6] and it was produced by Madlib.[7]


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 - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Fleck, Kyle (March 28, 2014). "Tonight in Music: The War on Drugs, the Black Lips, Percee P, Jupe Jupe and Newaxeyes!". The Stranger.
  3. ^ Ettelson, Robbie (December 11, 2007). "Percee P - The Unkut Interview". Unkut.
  4. ^ Rule, Dan (January 1, 2008). "I persevere: Percee P". The Age.
  5. ^ Patrin, Nate (August 28, 2007). "Percee P: Perseverance". Pitchfork Media.
  6. ^ Washington, Rico (November 22, 2007). "Perseverance". XLR8R.
  7. ^ Acharya, Neil (December 2007). "Percee P - Perseverance". Exclaim!.

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