Gangsta Pat

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Gangsta Pat
Birth name Patrick Hall
Born 1972
Origin Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1989 to present
Labels Atlantic records, Wrap records, Triad records
Associated acts Willie Hall

Patrick Hall (born 1972), better known by his stage name Gangsta Pat, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee who established himself in the Memphis underground during the late 1980s and is the son of Stax Records drummer, Willie Hall.[1] Gangsta Pat is also one of the first rap artists from the city to make the move from an indie label to a major label when signing to Atlantic records during the start of the Gangsta rap era.[2][3] He wrote, produced, and played all of the instruments on his early releases.[1][4] Though, with a promising start, Pat never gained the notoriety nor the success like his Memphis rap peers, Three 6 Mafia and 8 Ball & MJG, who also signed to major labels during the early 1990s. Since then, Pat has returned to the Memphis underground rap scene and is viewed by the younger Memphis rappers as one of many pioneers to Memphis rap.

Discography[edit]

Title Information
#1 Suspect
All About Comin' Up
Sex, Money, & Murder
Deadly Verses
Homicidal Lifestyle
The Story of My Life
Gangsta Pat & the Street Muthafuckas
Tear Yo Club Down
Show Ya Grill
Return of the #1 Suspect
Da Dro

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (1999) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0252-6, p. 133
  2. ^ Malone, Bill C. & Wilson, Charles Reagan (2009) The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 12: Music, ISBN 978-0-8078-5908-7, p. 77
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason "Gangsta Pat Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-01-26
  4. ^ Hoffman, Frank W. (2005) American Popular Music: Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-hop, Facts On File Inc, ISBN 978-0-8160-5315-5, p. 101

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