Happy Birthday, Silkk the Shocker!
The No Limit empire wasn't just built off music business genius Master P's back. Silkk the Shocker, his brother, was one of the more popular members of the famed record label. The rhymer, born Vyshonne King Miller, hits the golden age of 40 today (June 18).
Silkk was never too far away from No Limit's hits. For example, he slid into "Make 'Em Say Uhh!," which was more known for Mystikal's frenetic verse. The highest charting hit the Shocker has contributed to is Montell Jordan's "Let's Ride." While not as popular as "This Is How Do It," hitting No. 2 on the Billboard charts isn't a bad feat.
The Shocker was too definitive of a presence to not have a couple of hits of his own. "It Ain't My Fault" parts one and two were Top 20 hits. He also has two platinum-selling albums to his name: Made Man and Charge It 2 da Game.
The rapper may not be mentioned amongst the decade's all-time greats like Nas or Tupac Shakur, but he will always be remembered as an important member of a crew that will forever be the standard for hit-making efficiency.
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