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 31)
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2000–present
LabelsAsylum, Hypnotize Minds, Wyte Music
Associated actsThree 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Juicy J, Josey Scott, Frayser Boy, Bubba Sparxxx, JellyRoll, Al Kapone
Websitewww.wytemusic.com
 
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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 31)
OriginMemphis, Tennessee, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2000–present
LabelsAsylum, Hypnotize Minds, Wyte Music
Associated actsThree 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Juicy J, Josey Scott, Frayser Boy, Bubba Sparxxx, JellyRoll, Al Kapone
Websitewww.wytemusic.com

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

Early life[edit]

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 a pseudonym Lil Wyte and write songs instead of freestyling.[4]

Lanshaw dropped out of high school twice due to truancy. After the third time of dropping out, he went to a different school and eventually earned his high school diploma.[5] Lil Wyte is now rapping for Hypnotize Minds, and also his own music label Wyte Music Including rappers such as Partee, JellyRoll & $hamrock. The Tennessee rapper is known for his high energy smoking tunes and also strong lyrical presence.[citation needed] Lil Wyte has worked well with other artists within his HCP and Wyte music label frequently with rappers Project Pat, Frayser Boy, Three 6 Mafia & ex-Hypnotize Minds rapper Lord Infamous but also with many other artists such as Insane Clown Posse, Josey Scott from Saliva, Dirtbag, Cutthroat, Lil Flip and Young Buck, Bubba Sparxx & Georgia legend Pastor Troy.[citation needed] Lil Wyte has been included in many of Juicy J's singles such as songs Stupid High and I'm Gutta Bruh.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

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.[2]

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][7] 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.[7] Also making many tunes with Juicy J.

His style has been described as quick-rapping,[2] "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."[7]

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.[7] 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. [8]

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.[9] 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 titles is the albums 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.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
YearTitlePeak chart positions
U.S.U.S. R&BU.S. Rap
2003Doubt Me Now19744*
2004Phinally Phamous
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Label: Hypnotize Minds
6464
2007The One and Only46103
2009The Bad Influence104185
2011Year Round with JellyRoll and BPZ as SNO ---
2012Still Doubted?-3423
2013No Filter with JellyRoll-3317
2014B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives) with Frayser Boy-4623
2014No Sick Days---
2014Stonertown EP with T-Stoner N/AN/AN/A
2014Overworked and UnderpaidN/AN/AN/A
2014No Filter 2 with JellyRollN/AN/AN/A
Mixtapes

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
" Crash Da Club "2002Project PatLayin Da Smackdown
" Ridin Spinners (original) "2003Three 6 Mafia, La ChatDa Unbreakables
" Mosh Pit "Three 6 Mafia, Josey ScottDa Unbreakables
" Dangerous Posse "Three 6 Mafia, Hypnotize Camp PosseDa Unbreakables
" Bay Area "Frayser BoyGone On That Bay
" H.C.P. "Frayser Boy, Hypnotize Camp PosseGone On That Bay
" Who Gives A Fuck Where You From "2004DJ KaySlay, Three 6 Mafia, Frayser BoyThe Streetsweeper 2
" Water "2005Frayser BoyMe Being Me
" Body Parts 3 "Three 6 Mafia, Hypnotize Camp PosseMost Known Unknown
" Posse Song "Frayser Boy, Hypnotize Camp PosseMe Being Me
" Who Da Fuck You Playin' Wit?Three 6 Mafia, Frayser BoyChoices 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 KickChrome, Lil ScrappyStraight To The Pros
" H.C.P.Chrome, Hypnotize Camp PosseStraight To The Pros
" Squeeze It "Three 6 MafiaMost Known Hits
" Yeeeeah "TrillvilleTrillville Reloaded
" Hood Drug Warz2006DJ Kayslay, B.G., Three 6 MafiaThe Champions: North Meets South
" Big Problems "DJ Kayslay, Lil Jon, Lil Flip, Lil Scrappy
" Rollin "2008Three 6 MafiaLast 2 Walk
" Stupid High "2009Juicy J
" I'm Gutta Bruh "Juicy J V-Slash
" I'm Drunk (Remix) "DJ Paul, Lord InfamousScale-A-Ton
" Low Down Triple Six "2010Cuttroat, Three 6 Mafia, Project PatThe Takeove
" Pop Another Pill "JellyRoll
" Lose It "DJ Paul
" What You Smoke "2011Bankrupt RecordsDouble Vision
" 5 To 10 "$hamrock, Crime MobTha Wyterapper Show
" That's What I'm Cockin "Juicy J, JellyRoll, BPZRubba Band Business
" Mind Playin Trick On Me2012Insane Clown Posse, Anybody KillaCovered, Smothered and Chunched
" In The Building"MJG, Young DolphBitches Money Guns
" I'm Sprung"DJ PaulA Person of Interest
" Lord Infamous Posse Song "Lord Infamous, Miscellaneous, $hamrock, Partee, ThugtherapyBack From Dead: Deadly Proverbs
" Pill Popper "Lord Infamous, Project Pat, ParteeBack From Dead: Deadly Proverbs
" Put It In Yo Face "Lord InfamousBack From Dead: Deadly Proverbs
" 400 A Zip "Project Pat, Nasty Mane, BPZBelly On Full 2
" Dope Fiend "2013Bizarre, St LukeLaced Blunts
" Go White Boy "Pastor TroyThe Streets Need You
" Wasted "Twiztid, Liquid Assassin, Buckshot, Johnny Richter, Jared Gomes, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, JellyRoll, AjaxA New Nightmare
" Hard Shit "DJ Paul, Drumma BoyClash Of The Titans
" Betta Pray "(Koopsta Knicca, DJ Paul, Gangsta Boo, Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black) as Da Mafia 6ix, Outlawz6ix 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 ChatWitch
" Memphis 10 "2014MJG, DJ Paul, Frayser BoyToo Pimpin 2.0
" Where My Mind Go "K.Kerr, Twisted Insane
" 1 Shot "Colby Bright, Whitney Peyton
" Smoke Sum "Tori WhoDatKrewedentials
" Bad Bitches "Tori WhoDatKrewedentials
" Stupid "DJ Paul, Kokoe
" Get It "Delusional, GodpawnRetaliation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rasmussen, Timo (November 30, 2004). "Lil Wyte CD falls short of step up". Redandblack.com. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Jeffries, David. "Biography - Lil Wyte". allmusic. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rasmussen, Timo. "Lil Wyte-talkin ain't walkin". 
  4. ^ a b "Lil Wyte". Ozone Magazine. October 2004. Retrieved April 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ Whitney, Kelly (March 28, 2005). "Online Exclusive: Getting to Know Lil Wyte". Vibe. Retrieved April 4, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ Lisle, Andria (November 5, 2004). "local beat". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Lil Wyte To Be no one And Only On June 5th". Hip Hop Reaction. May 21, 2007. Retrieved April 4, 2009. 
  8. ^ Album title confirmed, (2014) "Overworked and Underpaid", Album title confirmed, 13 May 2014, retrieved 13 May 2014
  9. ^ "Insane Clown Posse - The Mighty Death Pop - Infomercial". YouTube. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  10. ^ Dirtyglovebastard.net (9 June 2012) "All Kinda Drugs", Dirtyglovebastard, 9 June 2012, retrieved 10 June 2012

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