Lil Wyte

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Lil Wyte
Lil Wyte performing at the Beale Street Music Festival in 2007.jpg
Lil Wyte performing at the Beale Street Music Festival in May 2007
Background information
Birth namePatrick Lanshaw
Born (1982-10-06) October 6, 1982 (age 36)
Frayser, North Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active1998–present
Associated acts

Patrick Lanshaw[1] (born October 6, 1982),[2] better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper. He is a member of the rap collective Hypnotize Minds and owner of the independent label Wyte Music.[3]

Early life[edit]

Growing up in Frayser, Lil Wyte discovered his rapping talent at a young age as he could rap Sir Mix-a-Lot's entire song "Baby Got Back" completely. He participated in freestyle battles at high school when he was in ninth grade. Lanshaw rapped with his friend "Lil Black", who inspired him to use the pseudonym "Lil Wyte" and write songs instead of freestyling.[4]

Lanshaw dropped out of high school, but eventually earned his high school diploma.[5]

Music career[edit]

Lil Wyte was part of a local rap group, the Shelby Forest Click.[6]

The group's home-made demo tape came to the attention of Three 6 Mafia. Juicy J and DJ Paul (one song in particular is said to have gotten him signed with a song titled Memphiz Playaz). Three 6 Mafia signed the rapper and worked later with his debut album.[7] Lil Wyte appeared on Project Pat's song "Crash da Club" from his album Layin' da Smack Down in 2002.[1] His debut album Doubt Me Now was released in 2003 and it became popular, selling over 135,000 copies without promotion. The album Doubt Me Now featured Juvenile, Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy, La Chat and Josey Scott. The album had 3 popular songs "Oxycotton", "My Smoking Song", and "Acid".[4][8] Lil Wyte signed a record deal with Asylum Records and recorded second albums; which sold over 230,000 copies. It featured Three 6 Mafia, Dirtbag, Frayser Boy, and Josey Scott.

He was featured on the single "Who Gives a Fuck Where You From" from DJ Kay Slay's album.[8] Also making many tunes with Juicy J. Lil Wyte also dropped “Phinally Famous” on October 19, 2004. The Next album Lil Wyte dropped was “The Bad Influence” on August 25, 2009. Lil Wyte didn't stop there, in fact, on June 19, 2012, he dropped another album called “Still Doubted?” While still touring all over the world he found the time to stop and drop the album “No Filter” with Jelly Roll. 2014 he conquered the world with not only dropping another new album but he also was an Executive Producer for this album. “No Filter” was released July 16, 2013. In 2014, Lil Wyte, again took it to the next level and dropped two more albums and again was an Executive Producer. “B.A.R.” Featuring Frayser Boy was released on February 4, 2014. “No Sick Days” again dropped by Lil Wyte with himself as the Executive Producer.

Other projects Lil Wyte has been the executive producer for are noted as the following artist and albums: Frayser Boys “Not No Moe” album on October 21, 2014. La Chat and Gangsta Boo “Witch” album released May 27, 2014.

He has been described as rapid lyricist,[9] "Atomic bomb-like delivery". Lil Wyte described his style: "I've always felt like I was a pretty complex rapper to be from the South - I feel like I put a lot into my music".[8]

The song "Who I Iz" by Three 6 Mafia featuring Lil Wyte and Trillville was featured on the PC game Saints Row.

His solo albums have charted on Billboard 200 however, they found much bigger success on U.S. R&B always getting into the top twenty, and U.S. Rap so far always getting into the top 5 for most all his albums.

He also performed on the Gathering of the Juggalos in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2012, he recorded for Insane Clown Posse's cover album Smothered, Covered & Chunked along with Anybody Killa, appearing on "Mind Playin' Tricks On Me", a cover of the Geto Boys song.[10] It is confirmed that he worked with I-20, Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne and Young Keese, having Young Keese make an appearance on his mixtape titled Da Wyte Out, and that he would like to work with Twista, Slaughterhouse, D12, Young Buck, Bun B, Yelawolf, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, and Chamillionaire, and he has a lot of rappers on Twitter to work with him. Touring throughout the United States.

On August 13, 2013 he announced on Twitter that he will be recording his next solo album titled “No Sick Days.” He confirmed it to be released in early 2014. Holidays came around and the 4th part of Wyte Christmas mixtape was released on the 24th of December. On the mixtape he confirmed that his solo album "No Sick Days" will be released on the 20th of April. Also on the 20th of December, Lil Wyte and Jelly Roll both uploaded a picture of them in the studio confirming that a No Filter 2 albums might be in works.

Lil Wyte recently did a tour of the Southern United States with underground hip hop artist Statik G for the "Red Wyte and Booze SPRING BREAK tour!" in March 2017.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Lil Wyte passed up the opportunity of writing the song It's Hard out Here for a Pimp because he couldn't relate to the lyrics of having more than one woman.[11]

Lil Wyte used three strains of marijuana to create his own strain of medical cannabis called OG WYTE Kush. It's available in 11 states. The three original strains are Og Kush, White Widow and Grand Daddy Purp.[12]

In 2012 he was arrested in Clarksville, Tennessee for DUI and drug possession.[13]


Studio albums
Year Title Peak chart positions
U.S.[14] U.S. R&B[15][16] U.S. Rap[17][18]
2003 Doubt Me Now 197 44 *
2004 Phinally Phamous 64 6 4
2007 The One and Only 46 10 3
2009 The Bad Influence 104 18 5
2011 Year Round (with JellyRoll and BPZ, as SNO)
2012 Still Doubted? 34 23
2013 No Filter (with JellyRoll)
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Phixieous Entertainment/Wyte Music
33 17
2014 B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives) (with Frayser Boy)
  • Released: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Phixieous Entertainment/Wyte Music
46 23
No Sick Days
  • Released: April 20, 2014
  • Label: Phixieous Entertainment/Wyte Music
2016 No Filter 2 (with JellyRoll)
  • Released: November 18, 2016
  • Label: Phixieous Entertainment/Wyte Music
2017 Drugs[19]
2018 Lil Wyte
  • Released: December 21, 2018
  • Label: Phixeous Entertainment
  • 2008: Cocaine & Kush
  • 2009: Cocaine Kush 2 (Love, Hate, Betrayal)
  • 2009: Wyte Christmas
  • 2010: Wyte Christmas 2 (Let It SNO)
  • 2011: Wyte Christmas 3
  • 2012: Wyte Out
  • 2012: Wyte Boyz Wasted (with Barzz & J.P)
  • 2013: Wyte Out Pt. 2
  • 2013: July 16 (with JellyRoll)
  • 2013: Wyte Christmas 4
  • 2014: Wyte Lytes (with DJ Hylyte)
  • 2016: Wyte Christmas 6 (with DJ Ritz)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title[citation needed] Year Other artist(s) Album
"Crash da Club" 2002 Project Pat Layin Da Smackdown
"Ridin Spinners" 2003 Three 6 Mafia, La Chat Da Unbreakables
" Mosh Pit " Three 6 Mafia, Josey Scott Da Unbreakables
" Dangerous Posse " Three 6 Mafia, Hypnotize Camp Posse Da Unbreakables
" Bay Area " Frayser Boy Gone On That Bay
" H.C.P. " Frayser Boy, Hypnotize Camp Posse Gone On That Bay
" Who Gives a Fuck Where You From " 2004 DJ KaySlay, Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy The Streetsweeper 2
" Water " 2005 Frayser Boy Me Being Me
" Body Parts 3 " Three 6 Mafia, Hypnotize Camp Posse Most Known Unknown
" Posse Song " Frayser Boy, Hypnotize Camp Posse Me Being Me
" Who Da Fuck You Playin' Wit? Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy Choices II: The Setup
" Pass Dat Shit " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" P.I.M.P. " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" Squeeze It " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" Official Crunk Junt " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" Who I Iz " Three 6 Mafia, Trillville
" Shoot Up Da Club " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" Stanky Stanky " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" One Hitta Quitta " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" I Sho Will (Remix) Lil Flip
" Posse Song " Three 6 Mafia, Frayser Boy
" Get They Ass Kick Chrome (Rapper), Lil Scrappy Straight To The Pros
" H.C.P. Chrome (Rapper), Hypnotize Camp Posse Straight To The Pros
" Squeeze It " Three 6 Mafia Most Known Hits
" Yeeeeah " Trillville Trillville Reloaded
" Hood Drug Warz 2006 DJ Kayslay, B.G., Three 6 Mafia The Champions: North Meets South
" Big Problems " DJ Kayslay, Lil Jon, Lil Flip, Lil Scrappy
" Rollin " 2008 Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk
" Stupid High " 2009 Juicy J
" I'm Gutta Bruh " Juicy J V-Slash
" I'm Drunk (Remix) " DJ Paul, Lord Infamous Scale-A-Ton
" Low Down Triple Six " 2010 Cuttroat, Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat The Takeove
" Pop Another Pill " JellyRoll
" Lose It " DJ Paul To Kill Again The Mixtape
" What You Smoke " 2011 Bankrupt Records Double Vision
" 5 To 10 " $hamrock, Crime Mob Tha Wyterapper Show
" That's What I'm Cockin " Juicy J, JellyRoll, BPZ Rubba Band Business
" My Blunt Smokes Better " DJ Paul Pray For Forgiveness
" Warter On The Stove " DJ Paul, JellyRoll, BPZ Pray For Forgiveness
" Mind Playin Trick On Me 2012 Insane Clown Posse, Anybody Killa Smothered, Covered & Chunked
" In The Building" MJG, Young Dolph Bitches Money Guns
" I'm Sprung" DJ Paul A Person of Interest
" Lord Infamous Posse Song " Lord Infamous, Miscellaneous, $hamrock, Partee, Thugtherapy Back From Dead: Deadly Proverbs
" Pill Popper " Lord Infamous, Project Pat, Partee Back From Dead: Deadly Proverbs
" Put It In Yo Face " Lord Infamous Back From Dead: Deadly Proverbs
" 400 A Zip " Project Pat, Nasty Mane, BPZ Belly On Full 2
" My Blunt Smokes Better " DJ Paul For I Have Sinned
" Dope Fiend " 2013 Bizarre, St Luke Laced Blunts
" Go White Boy " Pastor Troy The Streets Need You
" Wasted " Twiztid, Liquid Assassin, Buckshot, Johnny Richter, Jared Gomes, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, JellyRoll, Ajax A New Nightmare
" Hard Shit " DJ Paul, Drumma Boy Clash Of The Titans
" Betta Pray " (Koopsta Knicca, DJ Paul, Gangsta Boo, Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black) as Da Mafia 6ix, Outlawz 6ix Commandments
" Remember " Da Mafia 6ix
" Body Parts " Juicy J, DJ Paul, Gangsta Boo, Locodunit, J Green, Point Blank, Kokoe, Lord Infamous, Project Pat, Koopsta Knicca, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, Crunchy Black, La Chat
" On That " Gangsta Boo, La Chat Witch
" Memphis 10 " 2014 MJG, DJ Paul, Frayser Boy Too Pimpin 2.0
" Where My Mind Go " K.Kerr, Twisted Insane
" 1 Shot " Colby Bright, Whitney Peyton
" Radioactive " Sunset Black, Gent Jack X-Rated Mafia Records [21]
" Radioactive 2016 prod by King Killumbia " Sunset Black, Gent Jack X-Rated Mafia Records [22]
" Smoke Sum " Tori WhoDat Krewedentials
" Bad Bitches " Tori WhoDat Krewedentials
" Too Petty " Da Mafia 6ix, Fiend, La Chat Hear Sum Evil
" Loud Loud " 2015 DJ Paul Da Light Up, Da Poe Up
" Loud Loud(Remix) " DJ Paul Da Light Up, Da Poe Up
" Mosh Pit " Da Mafia 6ix, The Killjoy Club Watch What U Wish
" Crazy " 2016 Bukshot, JellyRoll, Madchild Assimilation
" Drugs " 2017 King Killumbia Welcome to Killumbia [23]
" IDGAF prod by Witeout " King Killumbia, Pastor Troy, Kaotik TBA [24]
" Reap What You Sow " Jaliet Caprana Beatz N The Beast
" No High Enough " DJ Paul Underground Vol. 17 for da Summa
" Poe Up Wetty "
" When I Die (album version) " 2018 One Man Kru, Mars One Man Kru (self titled album)
" Lost Leaders " 2019 Mexiveli, KingPin Skinny Pimp, Koopsta Knicca of Three 6 Mafia Da Devil's Playground 2


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