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Ghetty Green

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Ghetty Green
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1999 (1999-09-14)
  • Hypnotize Minds Studios
  • Cotton Row Recording Studio
GenreHip hop
Project Pat chronology
Ghetty Green
Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin
Singles from Ghetty Green
  1. "Ballers"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Represent It"
    Released: June 29, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[2]
The Source[3]

Ghetty Green is the debut studio album by American rapper Project Pat. It was released on September 14, 1999,[4] through Hypnotize Minds, Loud Records, and RED Distribution. The recording sessions took place at Hypnotize Minds Studio and Cotton Row Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The production was primarily handled by DJ Paul and Juicy J, who also served as executive producers. It features guest appearances from Three 6 Mafia, Cash Money Millionaires, Crucial Conflict, Krayzie Bone and Noreaga.

The album's title is a Memphis slang term for money.[5] According to Project Pat, earning money was the main theme of the album.[6] He wrote half of the album while he was in jail.[7] Jim Farber of New York Daily News highlighted the album's "tough street themes" and its "sinister", bass-heavy sound.[8] In an interview with Soren Baker of Rap Pages, Project Pat explained that he was aiming for "fat, Memphis-distorted bass" that will grab listener's attention before they can hear lyrics.[5]

Ghetty Green peaked at number 52 on the Billboard 200 and at number 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. The album spawned two singles: "Represent It" and "Ballers". "Ballers", the album's lead single,[5] reached number 75 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Track listing[edit]

1."North Memphis"1:38
2."Represent It" (featuring Tear Da Club Up Thugs and N.O.R.E.)3:58
3."Out There"4:19
4."Niggas Got Me Fucked Up"2:32
5."You Know the Biss"3:32
7."Ballers" (featuring Gangsta Boo)4:01
8."Run a Train"4:00
9."Rinky Dink / Whatever Ho" (featuring Hypnotize Camp Posse)5:31
10."Up There" (featuring Krayzie Bone and Mac E)4:13
11."Rinky Dink II / We're Gonna Rumble"4:13
12."Choppers" (featuring B.G. and Birdman)3:52
13."Gold Shine" (featuring Crunchy Black, DJ Paul, Gangsta Boo, and Juicy J)3:55
14."Ghetty Green"4:19
15."Sucks on Dick" (featuring Juicy J)3:03
16."Shake That Ass"2:37
17."Stabbers" (featuring Crucial Conflict)4:21
18."Slangin' Rocks" (featuring Gangsta Boo)3:17
20."Ballers / Outro (Cash Money Remix)" (featuring Tear Da Club Up Thugs, Hot Boys, and Birdman)5:01


Chart history[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 52
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 9
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 40


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Ghetty Green - Project Pat | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). "Project Pat". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 6 (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 671. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Miller, Jeremy "J-Mill" (November 1999). "Record Report: Project Pat – Ghetty Green". The Source. No. 122. New York. p. 230.
  4. ^ Coe, Kairi (September 14, 2018). "Project Pat Drops Debut LP 'Ghetty Green': Today in Hip-Hop". XXL. Retrieved May 10, 2024.
  5. ^ a b c Baker, Soren (October 1999). "Project Pat: Mean Green". Rap Pages. Vol. 8, no. 10. Los Angeles: Larry Flynt Publications. p. 136.
  6. ^ Kleiner, Dick (December 12, 1999). "Rapper Project Pat headlines Friday pre-Christmas party". The Herald-Palladium. p. 5B. Retrieved May 11, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Rodriguez, Juan (October 24, 1999). "An Outlaw Integrity". The Gazette. Montreal. p. C2. Retrieved May 11, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Farber, Jim (October 24, 1999). "Breaking Through". New York Daily News. p. 150. Retrieved May 11, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Project Pat Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Project Pat Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "Project Pat Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 26, 2019.

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