Project Pat has fans beguiled about his latest album whereas a big block of his fans are wondering has the ‘North Memphis gorilla pimp’ changed his ways since releasing from prison and dropping his latest album.
Project Pat: Crook By Da Book:The Fed StoryProject Pat “Patrick Rasheed Houston” says he’s gonna keep it straight gutta, but will gutta be enough for his latest album in four years “Crook By Da Book: The Fed Story”? Known for his unique and Pat-coined stylish lyrics and hooks, Project Pat always keeps his fans’ heads bobbing, but is this enough and are fans asking for more?
Maybe fans that are questioning the entertainment rapper have only heard his radio singles and have read only his commercial interviews, and judging by that, they have gotten the wrong impression. Maybe ‘copping’ the album and listening to tracks such as “Get down,” “Cocaine,” “How it goes in the gutta,” “N got popped,” and “I ain’t going back to jail” will answer their questions and close their doubts.
However, whether it be poor marketing, not-so-good media and publicity, the wrong choice of singles, or just an extremely high expectation of Pat’s fans (before prison or after); there is (without a doubt) a gap between the rapper and his fans that needs to be filled. Though there is no question to the lyrical skills of one of the most stylish and profiled lyricists to ever fall on the scene, Pat simply must not leave the fan’s demand of him ignored. Will being Raised In The Projects be enough for Project Pat?
Remember, the North Memphis Gorilla Pimp? How about the two-thumbs up North North motivator? Remember, the artist that coined “Chickenhead,” along with rapper La Chat? Remember, the Gold album or how about the Platinum album?
Well, Project Pat’s latest single and video, “Raised in the Projects,” which features Chrome from his album “Crook By Da Book: The Fed Story,” has been released and the album “Crook By The Book: The Fed Story” was released December 5, 2006. Though there’s been talk of a tour, no tour dates are currently scheduled and as to whether or not there will be a tour, has not yet been announced.
Project Pat’s “Crook By Da Book: The Fed Story” album debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in December selling only around 40,000 copies in the US (..remember the gap that needs to be filled?) while dropping to No. 24 selling over 16,000 in it’s third week out.
In related news, Project Pat will appear on Three 6 Mafia’s upcoming MTV reality show “Adventures in Hollyhood,” which begins airing in February ’07.