Fat Pat (rapper)

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Fat Pat
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Background information
Birth name Patrick Lamark Hawkins[1]
Born (1970-12-04)December 4, 1970
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died February 3, 1998(1998-02-03) (aged 27)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1993–1998
Labels Wreckshop Records/ Screwed up Records/ Warner Music Group
Associated acts Screwed Up Click, H.A.W.K., Lil' Keke, DJ Screw, Mike D, E.S.G., Big Pokey, C-Note, Pymp Tyte, Mr. 3-2, Big Steve Mafioso, Southside Playaz, D.E.A., South Park Mexican

Patrick Lamark Hawkins (December 4, 1970 – February 3, 1998), better known by his stage name Fat Pat (also known as Mr. Fat Pat), was an American rapper from Houston, Texas who was a member of DEA (Dead End Alliance) with his brother John "Big Hawk" Hawkins and DJ Screw, and Kay-K, all original members of the Screwed Up Click.[2][3]

Wreckshop Records released his first two albums, Ghetto Dreams and Throwed In Da Game in 1998 after his death. Later releases were on the Screwed Up Click label.

Death[edit]

On February 3, 1998, Hawkins was fatally shot at 10440 South Drive, Houston, TX. after going to a promoter's apartment to collect an appearance fee.[1][2][3][4] The promoter was not home and he was shot in the corridor outside the apartment.[3] Eight years later, his brother rapper Big Hawk was also shot to death.[5]

Documentary[edit]

Following Pat's death in 1998, fellow Screwed Up Click and Wreckshop Records rapper D-Reck decided to make a documentary which combined footage both old and new of Fat Pat and members of both rap cliques. The 50 minute film, "Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams", was released in 1999 and then re-released on DVD a year later as a double feature with another SUC-made film starring Big Moe entitled "Mann! The Movie".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

With Dead End Alliance[edit]

  • 1998: Screwed for Life

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
1998 "Tops Drop" - 46 5 Ghetto Dreams

Featured singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
1999 "25 Lighters" (DJ DMD featuring Lil' Keke & Fat Pat) - - - Twenty-Two: P.A. World Wide
1999 "Wanna Be a Baller" (Lil Troy featuring Fat Pat & Big Hawk) 70 40 31 Sittin' Fat Down South
2006 "Swang" (Trae featuring Fat Pat & Big Hawk) - - - Restless

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas Births 1926–1995". "Family Tree Legends". 
  2. ^ a b Simmonds, Jeremy (2008) The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches, Chicago Review Press, ISBN 978-1-55652-754-8, p. 575
  3. ^ a b c Newton, Michael (2009) The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, Facts On File Inc, ISBN 978-0-8160-7818-9, p. 160
  4. ^ Texas Music Pioneers
  5. ^ "Rap Deaths: John Edward Hawkins". CBS News. 

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