Project Pat is a rapper from Memphis, Tennessee, with close ties to seminal Memphis crunk outfit Three 6 Mafia. Born Patrick Earl Houston in 1972, he derives his stage name from the Cypress Gardens housing projects he grew up in. He is known for his slow, rhythmic delivery, a sound comparable to other Dirty South acts like Goodie Mob and early Outkast.Pat Began rapping in the 1990's; after releasing his first mixtape in 1994 he signed to Prophet Entertainment (now called Hypnotize Minds Entertainment), an independent record label owned by his little brother Juicy J (a founding member of Three 6 Mafia). Pat released two albums on Juicy J's label early in his career: 1999's Ghetty Green and 2000's Murderers and Robbers. After appearing on a number of successful Three 6 Mafia songs (most notably on their breakout hit "Sippin' on some Syrup" in 2000) he signed a solo contract with Loud Records, a hip-hop label that at the time supported Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep. He released his first album on Loud Records, Mista Don't Play: Everythang's Workin', in early 2001. His best selling album to date (it has moved over 1,000,000 copies, earning the coveted platinum certification by the RIAA), it features the single "Chickenhead", his first hit to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Pat's second album on Loud, Layin' the Smack Down - which peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 - was released in 2002; unfortunately, Pat was in jail at the time. Project Pat served four years in jail from 2001 to 2005 based on a parole violation, losing his deal with Loud in the process. Upon his release he signed to Juicy J's reformed Hypnotize Minds label, releasing his fifth album Crook by Da Book: The Fed Story in late 2006. The album features his single "Good Googly Moogly", which went on to become a powerful club hit in the South. After appearing on the first season of Three 6 Mafia's 2007 MTV show Adventures in Hollyhood, Pat returned to the studio to release his most recent album Walkin' Bank Roll later that year. Another solid album by the veteran rapper, it contains the singles "Don't Call Me No Mo" and "Rubberband Me".
Brother of the Super Producer Juicy 'J'
Patrick Stephen Houston (better known as Project Pat) is an American rapper originating from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the elder brother of Juicy J, co-founder of the Three 6 Mafia. Although not an official member, he has collaborated with Three 6 Mafia and all of his albums have been produced by members of the group. His first recording appearances were on Three 6 Mafia releases from 1994. After serving time in prison on various charges in the mid-1990s, he released his first solo album, Ghetty Green in 1999.
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Patrick Stephen Houston (better known as Project Pat) is an American rapper originating from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the older brother of Juicy J, co-founder of the Three 6 Mafia.
Project Pat broke onto the mainstream scene after providing the hook for Three 6 Mafia's hit "Sippin' on Some Syrup" in 2000 and released his breakthrough album Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin', the most successful album ever for an independent artist on the Hypnotize Minds label, the next year. In 2001, he was arrested for parole violation after a pair of revolvers were discovered in his vehicle during a traffic stop. That March, he was sentenced to four years in prison on two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm. His third album Layin' Da Smack Down was released during Pat's incarceration. In late 2009, Project Pat began attempting to start up a new record label called D-Brady Ent.