with Mark James,
Friday, August 12
Independence is the name of the game for veteran rapper Lil Wyte. After more than a decade in the spotlight, the Memphis songwriter has amassed legions of fans worldwide, and consistently attracts new listeners from his catalog of intense solo and collaborative albums.
On June 19, 2012, Lil Wyte will release his fifth solo album Still Doubted? via his own Wyte Music Records, in conjunction with Three 6 Mafia's Hypnotize Minds and Memphis-based indie powerhouse Select-O-Hits.
Known across the nation as Hypnotize Minds riot-starter and a living Southern rap legend, the Memphis, TN native from the north side has made a career out of jaw-dropping lyrical turns of phrase, unlimited aggressive energy, and controversial subject matter.
And that first album he was talking about? Well, that would be the now-classic debut Doubt Me Now released in 2003 on Hypnotize Minds featuring the ubiquitous pharmaceutical anthem “Oxy Cotton”.
Lil Wyte’s level of anonymity significantly decreased over the year thanks to Doubt Me Now and the subsequent successful projects that followed including 2004’s Phinally Phamous, 2007’s The One And Only, and 2009’s The Bad Influence. A memorable number of episodes on Three 6 Mafia’s MTV series Adventures In Hollyhood also gave Lil Wyte’s fanbase a glimpse of the star’s charismatic and fun-loving personality.
Work with Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Frayser Boy and other superstars including Juvenile, Lil Scrappy, Lil Jon, Lil Flip, DJ Kay Slay, Chingo Bling, I-20 and even Miley Cyrus’s rockstar brother Trace Cyrus has continued to keep Wyte’s name in demand across the country for booking shows and features.
More recently, his focus on the development of Wyte Music Records with co-CEO Rashard Partee has yielded a loyal following and impressive results.