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Lil Wyte
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
Patrick Lanshaw
Born (1982-10-06) October 6, 1982 (age 36)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
GenresHip hop
Rapper
2000-present
LabelsAsylum, Hypnotize Minds, Wyte Music, Phixieous Entertainment, Real Talk
Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Josey Scott, Frayser Boy, Bubba Sparxxx, JellyRoll, Devin Patrick, Al Kapone, La Chat
Websitewww.wytestore.com

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

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

Lil Wyte was part of an all-white hip hop group, the Shelby Forest Click.[6] Subsequently, the group's home-made demo tapes 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.) 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 album Phinally Phamous, which was released in October 2004 and 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 Kayslays album.[8] Also making many tunes with Juicy J.

His style has been described as quick-rapping,[9] "machine gun-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]

After years of touring, promoting and recording his third studio album The One and Only was released on June 5, 2007. It featured Project Pat, and Three 6 Mafia.[8] He released his fourth album The Bad Influence on August 25, 2009 which is his only album without any features.

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

Even though his solo albums have charted low on Billboard 200, they found much bigger success on U.S. R&B always getting into the top 20 except for Doubt Me Now, and U.S. Rap so far always getting into the top 5 except for Doubt Me Now.[10]

He also performed on the Gathering of the Juggalos in 2010, 2011, 2012, and on the main stage in 2013. 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.[11] He currently released his highly anticipated fifth studio album Still Doubted?. It is confirmed that he worked with I-20, Big K.R.I.T., Kansas City Missouri rappers 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 also asked a lot of rappers on Twitter to work with him. The first single is "Sike" which also appeared on his Wyte Christmas 3 mixtape. It is planned to be released On June 19, 2012.[needs update] He was out on the "Still Doubted?" Tour throughout the United States. Currently he is working on his collaboration album with JellyRoll called "No Filter". It will be released on July 16, 2013.[needs update] The first single is "Break Da Knob Off" produced by The Colleagues. Lil Wyte confirmed a mixtape called July 16th to be released on June 25.[needs update] The mixtape is related to the album and the title is the album's release date. The first track is U.O.E.N.O. Freestyle, a freestyle over the track U.O.E.N.O. by Rocko. On August 13 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. He also worked on a collaboration album with rapper Frayser Boy titled B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives) and the 4th part of Wyte Christmas mixtape which was released on the 24 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 JellyRoll both uploaded a picture of them in the studio confirming that a part 2 of No Filter is in works. A week after the release of his solo album No Sick Days he confirmed working on his next album titled "Overworked and Underpaid". On the 22nd of July he released a mixtape with DJ Hylyte titled Wyte Lytes which contained songs from previous Lil Wyte albums and from the Witch EP by Gangsta Boo and La Chat. On the outro of the mixtape he said he is planning to release Overworked and Underpaid late 2014 or early 2015. He is currently working on an EP called Stonertown EP which is fully produced by T-Stoner. He revealed the cover of the EP also adding that it will soon be released.[12] Lil Wyte is currently planning on touring the Southern United States with underground hip hop artist Statik G for the "Red Wyte and Booze SPRING BREAK tour!" in March 2017 near the release of No Filter II.

In August 2017 Lil Wyte recorded "When I Die" with wrestler One Man Kru. The original version of the song features Kapital Z of Keepaz of the Krypt, and the remix features Mars of Mad Insanity. The song was produced by One Man Kru and mixed and mastered by Cheyne Kohl at Underground Tracks Studio in Busan, South Korea.[]

Personal life

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.[13]

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.[14]

In 2012 he was arrested in Clarksville, Tennessee for DUI and drug possession.[15]

Discography

Studio albums
Year Title Peak chart positions[]
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2003 Doubt Me Now 197 44 *
2004 Phinally Phamous
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Label: Hypnotize Minds/WyteMusicRecords
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 - 33 17
2014 B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives) with Frayser Boy - 46 23
No Sick Days
  • Released: April 20, 2014
  • Label: Wyte Music, Hypnotize Minds Phixieous Entertainment
- - -
2016 Best of Wytemusic Volume 1 Tha Acid with Partee []
  • Released: April 29, 2016
  • Label: Wyte Music, Hypnotize Minds Phixieosus Entertainment
N/A N/A N/A
No Filter 2 with JellyRoll
  • Released: November 18, 2016
  • Label: Wyte Music, Hypnotize Minds Phixieous Entertainment
N/A N/A N/A
2017 Drugs[16] N/A N/A N/A
Liquor[17] N/A N/A N/A

Mixtapes

  • 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

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title[] 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
" Radioactive 2016 prod by Devin Patrick " Sunset Black, Gent Jack X-Rated Mafia Records
" 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 Devin Patrick TBA
" IDGAF prod by Witeout " Devin Patrick, Pastor Troy, Kaotik TBA
" No High Enough " DJ Paul Underground Vol. 17 for da Summa
" Poe Up Wetty " DJ Paul Underground Vol. 17 for da Summa
" When I Die (album version) " 2018 One Man Kru, Mars (rapper) One Man Kru (self titled album)

References

  1. ^ a b Rasmussen, Timo (November 30, 2004). "Lil Wyte CD falls short of step up". Redandblack.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2009. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography - Lil Wyte". allmusic. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Timo. "Lil Wyte-talkin ain't walkin".
  4. ^ a b "Lil Wyte". Ozone Magazine. October 2004. Archived from the original on March 7, 2007. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ Whitney, Kelly (March 28, 2005). "Online Exclusive: Getting to Know Lil Wyte". Vibe. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ Lisle, Andria (November 5, 2004). "local beat". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ Jeffries, David (2008). "Lil Wyte: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b c d "Lil Wyte To Be no one And Only On June 5th". Hip Hop Reaction. May 21, 2007. Retrieved 2009.
  9. ^ Jeffries, David (2008). "Lil Wyte: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009.
  10. ^ Album title confirmed, (2014) "Overworked and Underpaid", Album title confirmed, 13 May 2014, retrieved 13 May 2014
  11. ^ "Insane Clown Posse - The Mighty Death Pop - Infomercial". YouTube. 2012-04-20. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Dirtyglovebastard.net (9 June 2012) "All Kinda Drugs", Dirtyglovebastard, 9 June 2012, retrieved 10 June 2012
  13. ^ Interview
  14. ^ Music Bliss
  15. ^ CRIME REPORT: Memphis rapper charged with DUI in Middle Tennessee
  16. ^ "Drugs by Lil Wyte on Apple Music". iTunes.
  17. ^ "Liquor by Lil Wyte on Apple Music". iTunes.

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