Patrick Hawkins (December 4, 1970 – February 3, 1998), better known by his stage name Fat Pat (also known as Mr. Fat Pat), was an American rapper from Houston, Texas who was a member of DEA (Dead End Alliance) with his brother John "Big Hawk" Hawkins and DJ Screw, and Kay-K, all original members of the Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.).[3][4]

Fat Pat
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Background information
Birth namePatrick Lamark Hawkins[1][2]
Born(1970-12-04)December 4, 1970
Third Ward, Houston, Texas
DiedFebruary 3, 1998(1998-02-03) (aged 27)
Houston, Texas
GenresHip hop, Southern hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1993–1998
LabelsWreckshop/ Screwed up/ Warner
Associated actsScrewed Up Click, H.A.W.K., Lil' Keke, DJ Screw, Mike D, E.S.G., Big Pokey, C-Note, Pymp Tyte, Mr. 3-2, Big Steve Mafioso, Southside Playaz, D.E.A., South Park Mexican

Wreckshop Records released his first two albums, Ghetto Dreams and Throwed In Da Game in 1998 after his death. Later releases were on the Screwed Up Click label.

DeathEdit

On February 3, 1998, Hawkins was fatally shot at 10440 South Drive, Houston, Texas, after going to a promoter's apartment to collect an appearance fee.[3][4][5][6] The promoter was not home and he was shot in the corridor outside the apartment.[4] Eight years later, his brother, rapper Big Hawk, was also shot to death.[7]

DocumentaryEdit

Following Pat's death in 1998, fellow Screwed Up Click and Wreckshop Records rapper D-Reck decided to make a documentary which combined footage both old and new of Fat Pat and members of both rap cliques. The 50 minute film, Fat Pat - Ghetto Dreams, was released in 1999 and then re-released on DVD a year later as a double feature with another SUC-made film starring Big Moe entitled Mann! The Movie.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

With Dead End AllianceEdit

  • 1998: Screwed for Life

SinglesEdit

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
1998 "Tops Drop" - 46 5 Ghetto Dreams

Featured singlesEdit

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap Album
1997 "25 Lighters" (DJ DMD featuring Lil' Keke & Fat Pat) - - - Twenty-Two: P.A. World Wide
1999 "Wanna Be a Baller" (Lil Troy featuring Fat Pat & Big Hawk) 70 40 31 Sittin' Fat Down South
2006 "Swang" (Trae featuring Fat Pat & Big Hawk) - - - Restless

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". familysearch.org. "FamilySearch". Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  2. ^ http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hawk/item/103
  3. ^ a b Simmonds, Jeremy (2008) The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches, Chicago Review Press, ISBN 978-1-55652-754-8, p. 575
  4. ^ a b c Newton, Michael (2009) The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, Facts On File Inc, ISBN 978-0-8160-7818-9, p. 160
  5. ^ Lindsey, Craig D. (February 11, 1999). "That's the Breaks". www.houstonpress.com. Houston Press. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  6. ^ "Texas Music Office -". www.governor.state.tx.us. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  7. ^ "Rap Deaths: John Edward Hawkins". CBS News. Archived from the original on June 14, 2010. Retrieved 2016-07-10.