Release Therapy:
10/30/07

ARTIST: Project Pat
ALBUM: Walkin’ Bank Roll
LABEL: Hypnotize Minds/KOCH

WHO HE IS:
North Memphis native Project Pat-uh is no stranger to the spotlight—he hit it big with 2001′s “Chickenhead” and guest starred on Three 6 Mafia’s MTV reality show Adventures in Hollyhood. But after he spent four years in a federal prison, Sony Records fumbled the promotion of his 2006 comeback album Crook By Da Book: The Fed Story. After opting to go the indie route, this master of infectious hooks is back with his sixth album.

SINGLE:
“Don’t Call Me No Mo” f/ Three 6 Mafia

[Watch Video Here]

PRODUCERS: DJ Paul & Juicy J
GUEST SPOTS: Pimp C, Three 6 Mafia, Will Wessun

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM 2006’s CROOK BY DA BOOK?
“The album with Sony was a decent album, but it didn’t get the publicity like it was supposed to. Koch is going to give me the publicity I need. So really this is like my first “real” album since I have been out of jail because a lot of people didn’t even hear of the other one. I had two videos for the Crook By Da Book album and Sony never got them played. You can even say that the Sony album was an underground album and this KOCH one is a major one! [Laughs] Sony were more into pop groups and stuff like that. Me? I am straight street. KOCH is going to the streets with this album. They remind me of Loud Records back in the day. When I was on Loud we had the Mista Don’t Play album with the song “Chickenhead” that sold a million. Loud was an urban type of a record company and that is how Koch is. Koch is urban and I like being with them.”

WHAT’S NEXT?
“We just signed a guy from Memphis named Yung D. He’s got an album coming out called Certified. The single is the hottest thing in the streets right now. The hottest new dude though is Yung D. The boy don’t play! Me and Yung D are going to do an album together but we don’t have a name for it yet.”

“I also just finished a book about my incarceration. I still have some editing to do but it’s finished. We’re also supposed to be making a Hustlin’ In Hollywood movie. It’s kind of like Jackass, but more on the Hollyhood tip.”

ALSO IN STORES TODAY:

ARTIST: Playaz Circle
ALBUM: Supply & Demand
LABEL: DTP/Def Jam

WHO THEY ARE: Tity Boi and Dolla are two natives of College Park, GA signed to Ludacis’ Disturbing Tha Peace label. While the group formed in 1998, they experienced a delay when Dolla was locked up from 1999 to 2001. After standing on the sidelines while other DTP members got their shine, they finally got their buzz up over the last few years through grassroots promotion in the South. Their single “Duffle Bag Boy” was originally supposed to be a single from the DTP compilation album Strength In Numbers, but after its popularity soared, the label decided to delay the compilation and release Supply & Demand instead.

PRODUCERS: Buckwild, M-16, Drumma Boy, Mr. Porter, Streetrunner, Midnight Black
GUEST SPOTS: Ludacris, Phonte of Little Brother, Lil Wayne, Shawnna

SINGLE:
“Duffle Bag Boy” f/ Lil Wayne

[Watch Video Here]
[Listen to the Remix Here]

ARTIST: The Pack
ALBUM: Based Boys
LABEL: Up All Nite/Jive

WHO THEY ARE:
This group of four teens—Lil Uno, Young L, Lil’ B and Stunnaman—hail from Berkely, California, where they started their big Bay Area buzz with a minimalist hyphy sound. After their sneaker tribute “Vans” blew up on the underground, Too $hort signed them to Jive Records through his Up All Nite imprint. But just as the “Vans” phenomenon was going national, MTV refused to play the video, calling it “commercial.” As a result, their 2006 EP Skateboards to Scrapers went largely ignored by the mainstream.

PRODUCERS: Young L, Mr. Collipark, Traxamillion, DJ Speedy, Too $hort
GUEST SPOTS: Kaya

SINGLE:
“In My Car”

[Watch Video Here]

  • pimpc

    first

  • Jai Hiro

    Okay

  • Latino Heat

    fuck da pack! them little young muthafuckas tried to holla at my girl when we was staying in the same hotel as them last summer. bitches!

    • yella

      stop hatin & step ya game up. maybe u aint doin somethin right nigga.

  • kali 07

    First? You need some first fieced fist across ya fuckin face, N U damn right you a Pimp pc, fuck bwoy!!

  • N.O. 4 life

    @ latino heat…that mean girl must be a beast think of it as a compliment lol

    its funny how the mtv calls anything “commercial”

    i aint gettin none of these cds if anything that project pat cause the beats are gonna be crazy as usual

  • Seth Dunn

    Latino Heat….u gotta b kidding..u kno for a fact it was them…u gotta b lyin..thats some bull chit

  • NAWLEDGE

    Yoooooo…. That “in my car” shit is FUCKIN GARBAGE!!! Its a shame that this is happening to the Bay area. Im sure there are some REAL artists out there but these bitches are fuckin it up. Just like so many other southern artists are giving the south a bad name. should i list them again? yall know who im talkin about….

  • West Coast Vet

    You got my boy Styles up there. Good lookin’ out on that Project Pat write up…

  • King B

    That Project Pat is fire!!! ya’ll need that shit

  • The Truth

    Playa Circles or what eva the fuck they name is -They are so fuckin outta da rap game soon as they cd drop mainly becauce they wasn’t sayn shit on the track and they kno it if it wasnt for lil weezy the track would have been dodoo butter -well they verses were all ready wack – and that’s that wait till the next single drop you’ll see these nigaas or Silly-Just wait till i come out im takin ova all dis shhyt rap game and all

  • triplesixninja

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  • http://xxlmag m3mphis

    Picking up that Project Pat album today. North Memphis in the here

    Rubberband me

  • 504DwTn

    ima get dat playaz circle, they got some hot songs on dey cd, that “we are” on dey mixtape go hard

  • Curse58

    PROJECT PAT THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE SINCE THE BEST RAPPER DIED(TUPAC)

  • http://alittledmx.blogspot.com Nielsen

    This is a great feature.

  • Trickdd

    THE Pack CD GOT A COUPLE OF SONGS DAT KNOCK BETTER THAN WHAT I THOGHT IT WAS GUNNA BE

  • Darkman

    Yow kali who da fuck u gettin at boss? 1st off project pat is a fuckin A-hole wit that stupid ass song about callin an texin. Wat da fuck is wrong wit dat nigga yow

  • Dame da Don

    Why dont any real Bay Area rappers get any plug by XXL. San Quinn will fuck up have the rappers in the game now with lyrics. Then you got peopel like E-40 and Keak da Sneak who make up most of the slang that you here now, that putting izzle or ezzy at the end of the word was Keak da Sneak, I am tired of hearing Jim Jones say you smeall me, that is E-40′s shit. Messy Marv and Yukmouth are some of the hardest street mother fuckers you can hear. Damn XXL why you got to be commercial before you give the Bay cats any love. Maybe if you quit riding lil waynes dick for so long you will see there are some other rappers that got straight flame.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LAZIEK LAZIE

    WTF!!! HAHAHA MTV SAYS THEY ARE TOO COMERCIAL!??! AHAHAHAHA HAS MTV LOOKED IN THE MIRROR LATELY AHAHAHA…AND TO DAME THE DON…SO THA FUCK WHAT IF THEY MAKE “SLANG” IT DONT MAKE THEM GOOD RAPPERS!! FUCKEN IDIOT!! E-40 IS WACK SO IS KEAK BUT I GO WIT YA ON THAT SAN QUINN AND YUK…ALSO YA BOY FROM THE BAY GOES FUCKEN HAAARD!!! MAAAN!!! LOOK HIM UP…FUCK PLAYAZ CIRCLE IM TIRED OF THIS MAINSTREAM SHIT THEY ALL RAP BOUT THE SAME SHIT MAN!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/colstonryan Colston Ryan

    License plate. Sgn Bng….MR.Siagon “Bada Bing” “under the bing”