Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2007
Percy Romeo Miller 6'1" All-American point guard for Beverly Hills High School has signed-on with the USC Trojans Basketball team as a member of their 2008 Class. The agreement, made official last week, makes Miller the first hip-hop entertainer to get a full athletic scholarship to a prestigious academic university such as USC.
Also signing with the Trojans is 6'7" shooting guard DeMar DeRozan of Compton High School. Both DeRozan and Miller previously played together in the AAU League team, P Miller Ballers. On the court, Miller has been compared to Allen Iverson while DeRozan has been compared to LaBron James.
The rapper-actor will also take his game to the silver screen playing the role of a young Nat 'Sweetwater' Clifton in the feature film "Sweetwater" from Sunset Pictures. Clifton was the first African-American basketball player to play for an NBA team. The film also stars Richard Dreyfuss and Henry Simmons and will begin shooting in San Francisco and New York later this summer.
Miller's most recent film project features him opposite up-and-coming teen pop sensation Forrest Lipton (http://www.forrestlipton.com) in the movie "Crush On U." The duo is promoting the film on a multi-city mall tour, with stops in California, Texas, Arkansas, and Minnesota. In June, the film "Uncle P" which also stars Miller's father, rapper Master P, will hit store shelves courtesy of New Line Home Entertainment. Soundtracks for "Crush On U" and "Uncle P" are distributed through UrbanDigital Records and are available at all digital retail stores.
In addition to a lucrative acting career, Miller and his father, the well-known rapper Master P, are also moving forward on their reality-TV series America's Next Hip Hop Stars. The series will canvass the country looking for the next big hip-hop act and will reward the winner with a recording contract and $50,000 cash prize. For more, visit http://www.americasnexthiphopstars.com
As the CEO of Guttar Music Entertainment, Romeo Miller keeps his career as a hip-hop mogul close to heart. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his latest official studio album titled "Gumbo Station" with plans to release it in early summer. The album features collaborations with other hip-hop performers such as Marques Houston, Pretty Ricky, and others that are being kept under wraps until the release.
About Romeo Miller:
Percy Romeo Miller is a three-time Platinum certified hip-hop recording artist whose single "My Baby" rose to the top of the charts when he was just 11 years old. The subsequent success of his follow-up albums, Nickelodeon TV show Romeo! and subsequent DVD movies have kept the 17-year-old at the center of urban media.
About UrbanDigital Records:
UrbanDigital Records is part of the GoDigital Music Group, a cutting edge digital content distributor that distributes and markets music, ringtones, realtones and video to all major Internet, mobile, and peer-to-peer outlets worldwide.
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