Lil Phat

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Lil Phat
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Lil Phat in 2007
Background information
Birth nameMelvin Vernell III
Born(1992-07-25)July 25, 1992[1]
Waco, Texas[2]
DiedJune 7, 2012(2012-06-07) (aged 19)
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Years active2007–2012
LabelsTrill Entertainment, Atlantic Records (current) Asylum Records, Warner Bros. Records (former)
Associated actsWebbie, Lil Boosie, Foxx, Lil Trill, Shell, Mouse

Melvin Vernell III (July 25, 1992 – June 7, 2012), better known by his stage name, Lil Phat, was an American Hip hop recording artist. Vernell was born in Waco, Texas but moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana at an early age. He began rapping as a teenager, and was signed to Trill Entertainment in 2007 when he was just 14 years old. He is best known for his contribution to the single "Independent" by Webbie. He made a number of guest appearances on Trill Entertainment releases before being killed at the age of 19.[3]


On June 7, 2012, Vernell was murdered outside of Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia as he was awaiting his daughter's birth. Witnesses had confirmed that at least two suspects were seen running from the shooting. The shooting occurred at 6:40 p.m.[4] Three men were convicted of the murder in August 2014.[5] Related charges concerning a fourth defendant were later dropped.[6]


Album Appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Album
2007 "Do It Stick It" Trill Fam Trill Entertainment Presents: Survival of the Fittest
"Materialistic Bitch"
"Watch My Shoes"
"Rubberband Knots" Foxx Street Gossip
2008 "Do It Stick It" Webbie Savage Life 2
"Showing' Off"
2009 "My Avenue" Lil Boosie Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz
"Top Notch"
"I'm a Dog"
"My Levi's"
2010 "Do It Again" Incarcerated
"Do It Bigger" Trill Fam Trill Entertainment Presents: All or Nothing
"Turn the Beat Up"
"Count My Money Backwards"
"That's My Baby"
"My Age Ft. Lil Trill "
2011 "What's Happenin'" Webbie Savage Life 3
"Trilla Than a Bitch"
"Right Now"
"Bounce That"
"Pops I Luv U"
2012 "Flush the Yayo" OJ da Juiceman Cook Muzik 2
2012 "In My Shoes" Young Scooter Plug Brothers
2012 By Any Means Necessary Lil Trill By Any Means Necessary
2012 Rarri Bambino Gold F*ck Being Indicted
2012 That's My Ju Lil Mal Live From Shady Oaks 3
2013 Pussy & Mouf Mista Cain Louisicain 2.5
2013 Stick Up Kidz Bambino Gold Strictly 4 Traps N Trunks 56 (Hosted By Bambino Gold)
2013 Roadrunner Young Scooter From The Cell Block To Your Block
2013 Fucked Her Webbie Savage Life 4
2014 Been Threw So Much Young Scooter Street Lottery 2
2014 Glocks Wit Drums Bambino Gold Strictly 4 The Traps N Trunks 86 (Hosted By Cap1)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tony Johnson » Feelin’ Today: Rest In Peace- Melvin Vernell III, a.k.a. “Lil Phat” «
  2. ^ "Lil' Phat Biography, Biografia de Lil' Phat, Lil' Phat Bio, Lil' Phat Trivia". Online: June–July 2012. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "Lil' Phat". Discogs. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "3 Convicted in Death of Georgia Rapper Lil Phat". billboard. Nielsen. August 29, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Murder of Rapper Lil Phat, Two Others Convicted". August 30, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  6. ^ Strickland, Jim (March 31, 2015). "Murder charges dropped against former Russian mobster in..." Retrieved September 3, 2015.

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