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Philip Martin (born October 31, 1978 Inglewood, California), better known by his stage name Bishop Lamont, is an American rapper from Carson, California currently signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment record label.

Martin started rapping at age thirteen. Dr. Dre met Martin while on set filming The Game’s music video for „Dreams“. After giving him praises on an L.A. radio station, Dr. Dre signed Martin in 2005. Martin was featured in The Source’s Unsigned Hype section, but he was already signed to Aftermath by the time the issue hit stands.

According to Martin, Dr. Dre said that along with Eminem, Martin is the only other rapper that made him uncomfortable. Dr. Dre said that this is due to his protégé’s controversial and political lyrics.

Martin is credited for his numerous soundtrack contributions. He has appeared in the soundtrack for the video game True Crime: Streets of LA. He can also be heard on three EA Sports video games. The tracks „The Best“ and „We Got Next“ are included in Madden 2007 and NBA Live 2006, respectively. Also, the track „I’m a Soldier“ was included in NFL Street 2. In addition, Martin has the title track „Welcome to Havoc“, featured in Havoc, a film starring Anne Hathaway.

Together with his War Doggz crew, Martin owns a record label called Diocese Records.

Martin is widely believed to be one of the more prominent rappers to be featured on Dr. Dre’s highly anticipated album, Detox much like the role of Snoop Dogg on The Chronic and lablemate Hittman on Chronic 2001. Dr. Dre himself confirmed that Martin is to be heavily featured on the album.




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