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Published on July 12th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson


Project Pat’s The Stay Down Tour Stopping at Proud Larrys’ July 27

Project Pat, an icon of Memphis and southern rap, gained fame through the group Three 6 Mafia with his brother Juicy J. The rapper grew up in North Memphis in “the hood, hood, hood,” as Pat puts it.

Before breaking through in the early 2000s with “Sippin on Sizzurp,” Pat made his money selling drugs and stealing.

“I’d be in a car like this, riding around and we called it scavenging, just nickel and diming. You’re riding around trying to put your hooks out,” said Pat in an interview with Noisey.

The lifestyle caught up with Pat and he ended up in jail.

“I went to jail for robbery, then when I got out my brother had the [record] deal with Relativity,” said Pat. “I was still selling drugs but I stopped.”

Pat has toured the world and earned himself a Grammy as part of Three 6 Mafia, but he always has love for the South and his hometown of Memphis.

“One thing about Memphis, we got soul so we gonna make the music that’s going to move a person. You’re going to feel it,” said Pat. “We’re gonna get them booties moving.”

Tickets are available now at proudlarrys.com.

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Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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