Percee P

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Percee P
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Background information
Birth nameJohn Percy Simon
Also known asThe Rhyme Inspector
Born (1969-07-09) July 9, 1969 (age 54)[citation needed]
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1988–present
LabelsStones Throw

Percee P is an American rapper from the Bronx, New York. He first gained recognition in the hip-hop community in the early 1990s for his fast-paced, intricate rhymes and unique flow. He is known for his collaborations with other notable hip-hop artists, including Lord Finesse and Madlib. Percee P has released several albums throughout his career, including Perseverance in 2007. He continues to be a respected figure in the underground hip-hop scene.


In 2007, Percee P released his debut studio album, Perseverance, on Stones Throw Records.[1] Entirely produced by Madlib,[2] it featured guest appearances from Aesop Rock, Chali 2na, Diamond D, Guilty Simpson, and Prince Po.[3]

He has also collaborated with a number of musicians, including Lord Finesse, Kool Keith, Jurassic 5, and Jedi Mind Tricks.[4]


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

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Patrin, Nate (August 28, 2007). "Percee P: Perseverance". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on July 8, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Acharya, Neil (November 26, 2007). "Percee P - Perseverance". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Washington, Rico (November 22, 2007). "Percee P Perseverance". XLR8R. Archived from the original on August 14, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Rule, Dan (January 1, 2008). "I persevere: Percee P". The Age. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2020.

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