what happened to Silkk the Shocker

What Happened to Silkk the Shocker?

Once a prominent name in the rap industry, Silkk the Shocker faced a decline.

by Konstantin Simidchiyski

What happened to American rapper Silkk the Shocker – one of the most prominent names in Master P’s legendary label No Limit? 

There was a time when Master P was one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the hip-hop industry. His record label, No Limit Records, had many different artists dominating the charts during the 90s and the early 2000s. You probably know the logo more than well – the famous gold tank that became one of the symbols of mainstream rap music.

And one of No Limit’s best rappers was Vyshonne King Miller, known by his stage name Silkk the Shocker. He was Master P’s younger brother, but it’s nothing about nepotism here – he was really talented when it came to creating rap music.

What happened to hip-hop star Silkk the Shocker?

It was the mid-late 90s when Silkk the Shocker started to become increasingly famous in the realm of hip-hop music. In 1996 No Limit Records released his debut album – The Shocker, and since then, it was only one way for the young rapper – to go up. He appeared on the albums of different artists such as Mystikal, Mia, and TRU, while he was also a part of Master P’s 1997 single “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!” 

The song became a huge mainstream success in the United States, which made Silkk the Shocker even more well-known among rap fans.

Another song that helped him get even more prominence was Mystikal’s “It Ain’t My Fault” – another hit record that proved that Silkk was here to stay.

In 1998 the Shocker once again achieved commercial success when he appeared in the Billboard charts. Thanks to his cameo in Mya’s hit song “Movin’ On” – part of her outstanding debut album Mya, his name was getting more known around the whole globe.

During his career, Silkk the Shocker released five studio albums. His last studio record is 2005’s Based On A True Story, released by The New No Limit Records. 

Silkk the Shocker released his most successful album, Made Man, in 1999. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making the rapper a big star. It was later certified as double platinum, making Silkk one of the biggest names in the industry at the time. 

In 2006 the American rapper made a big move in his career when he appeared on WWE’s album WWE Wreckless Event. He did it with one of the biggest hits he ever created – “I’m Comin”. The wrestler Montel Vontavous Porter “MVP” used it as his theme song for a few years. Silkk also performed the song “Do It Big” for another WWE wrestler – Orlando Jordan.

Rapping style of Silkk the Shocker

Influenced by his older brothers, Master P and C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker became fascinated by rap music. His debut album, The Shocker, made waves in the rap industry and mainly gained positive reviews from critics. One of his traits was his quick delivery and catchy hooks that helped him gain popularity among the fans.

But what happened to Silkk the Shocker?

Unexpectedly, Silkk the Shocker’s popularity began to decrease with time. In the 2000s, he started to lose his position as a hip-hop star despite making some good songs. The competition in the industry was as severe as ever, so many new artists appeared on the stage. Because of this, rappers like Silkk started to step back a little.

One of the reasons for Silkk the Shocker’s decline is the downfall of the legendary label No Limit Records. Master P’s company started to face financial difficulties before eventually declaring bankruptcy in 2003. Without this kind of support, Silkk the Shocker found it hard to keep up with the competition.

The New Orleans rapper continued to record new music, appearing on other artists’ projects as well, but his decline was evident. He started to keep a low profile, which was another sign that his prime was already behind him. His case proves that everything can change in the entertainment industry in a matter of a second. Once a rapper with a number-one album on the Billboard charts, Silkk the Shocker had to accept defeat in his career. 

what happened to Silkk the Shocker?

Silkk the Shocker

Acting Career

Silkk the Shocker is not just a rapper; he also appeared in different movies. In 1999 he had the lead role in No Limit’s film Hot Boyz while he also had a part in productions like Corrupt, I’m Bout It, and More Money, More Family. In 2021 he had a support role in the movie Kingz of the Castle.

Where’s Silkk the Shocker now?

Despite his decline as an artist, Silkk the Shocker remains active in the rap industry. He became a part of the new label No Limit Forever, created by Master P’s son Romeo Miller. He’s acting as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Although he’s not creating music anymore, Silkk the Shocker remains a well-known name among older hip-hop fans. His career as an artist didn’t progress as expected. Still, he remains engaged in this business thanks to his position at the No Limit Forever record label. Most likely, Silkk the Shocker will never return as a rapper. Still, the No Limit hardcore fans will never forget his success during the 90s and the early 2000s. 

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