|Birth name||Patrick Reynolds|
|Occupation(s)||Talent manager, record executive, record producer, songwriter|
|Labels||Dream On (former)|
|Associated acts||C-Rayz Walz, Emile Haynie, Kanye West, Kid Cudi|
Patrick Reynolds, professionally known as Plain Pat, is an American music executive, record producer and songwriter, perhaps best known for managing the early careers of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. He is also noted for working with prominent artists such as Drake, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah, The Roots, Lloyd, Young Gunz, Ashanti, Ludacris, Freeway, Ja Rule, N.O.R.E. and The Mutton Birds among others.
Plain Pat is credited with working on the following albums: Thank Me Later, Element of Freedom, Stronger with Each Tear, 808's and Heartbreak, "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven", Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, More Fish, Game Theory, Fishscale, College Dropout, Southside, Tough Luv, Fefe Dobson, Ashanti's Christmas, Chicken-N-Beer, Chapter II, Philadelphia Freeway, Last Temptation, God's Favorite, Flock: The Best of the Mutton Birds and The Life of Pablo.
Career and ventures
In 2007, Plain Pat mixed and hosted Kanye West's mixtape Can't Tell Me Nothing. In 2009, Plain Pat, along with fellow record producer Emile Haynie and recording artist Kid Cudi, launched their record label Dream On, in partnership with Kanye West's GOOD Music and Universal Motown. Cudi announced in February 2011 however, that the label had been dissolved. Cudi stated to Complex magazine that they were still on good terms: "I wanted to try something new, and I wanted to take control of things myself.[...] There’s no hard feelings." The label released Kid Cudi's albums, Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009) and Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (2010).
- "Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds Credits - ARTISTdirect Music". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- "Kid Cudi Splits With Manager, Launching New Label". MTV. February 27, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "Kid Cudi: Puzzling (2011 Cover Story)". Complex. September 19, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "Kid Cudi Splits With Label and Managers, Starts New Label". Billboard. February 28, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- Plain Pat at AllMusic
- Patrick "Plain Pat" Reynolds at AllMusic
- Plain Pat discography at Discogs
- Plain Pat discography at MusicBrainz
- Plain Pat on Facebook
- Plain Pat on Twitter
- Credit Listing
- Kid Cudi and Plain Pat in the studio
- Plain Pat Presenting Kid Cudi
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