If you’ve been listening to southern hip hop for the last decade or so then Project Pat needs no introduction. The dirty south veteran is back with a new album for fans this summer, and he may turn a few heads when they see what else he’s been up to. (Check out more of Project Pat’s Loud Pack.)
What’s going on with you right now?
As far as music I’m about to drop this Loud Pack on July 19th and I’m on the road right now doing some radio stuff and some promo runs. I’m juts working man trying to keep things going. We got the Money Train Management situation going with me and my cousin managing other artists.
How long have you been on the road for promotion?
We’ve been at it for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve also been doing shows too. Right now I have stuff lined up in Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis and around the Midwest. I’m actually heading to Atlanta when I leave Dallas because I have to shoot a song with Tity Boi and I got a song with Alley Boy, who I’m supposed to be doing a mixtape with, so I’m juts working man. I’m just living out of the back of a van right now, playing Playstation 3 and watching flat screens.
How did you get involved in managing other artists?
Money Train Management is all of us. Hypnotize Minds, Corporate Mob; all of us are under Money Train. We got Money Train DJs and we also have Money Train Production which is a group of producers signed under us. Paul and Juice are under Money Train too. We’re just trying to get some money man.
How long have you been doing the whole management thing?
Well I created it. Money Train was created by Juicy and I just started branching off and making different things under it and I would say we started doing the management side of it about four months ago. It’s been going pretty good so far. We’re picking up other artists who want to be managed and promoted. We’re good because we have a lot of connects, so we’re just trying to help some people out and get paid.
What is it like handling business from the management side as opposed to being solely an artist?
It’s just like anything else you know. To be honest with you it’s not bad because it’s just like being a middle man in the streets. When you’re in the street s you go get it from somebody else who wants it and put something on top of it, then you find somebody who wants it and you do the switch; its juts switching hands man. It’s simple really; it’s not hard at all. Once you get what they need in your possession, they put what you want in your possession and you take that and give them what you want. From the promotion to the mixtape hook ups with the DJs to the email blasts it’s really nothing. I like the management side of the situation. I like the artist side too, but I like the management side a little better. It’s less work. It’s still work though, but its less work to me. It’s like while they’re out there grinding I’m out here grinding too because I got promotion companies to pay. It’s all just a circle really.
What made you want to drop Loud Pack right now?
I was cool with it and it was long overdue. It had been done and been completed, and you know you can’t sit on music. I wanted to get a little more hype behind it, but it’s still cool. I named it Loud Pack because that’s like the top grade of weed you’re going to get in the neighborhood, so this is the top grade music you’re going to get in the neighborhood. This is that loud.
What type of production or features are we going to get on it?
This production is Paul and Juicy, but with a Money Train twist. Production is bananas, it’s really ridiculous. One of the things for me personally was to get really good production.
Where do you think this is going to fit in your catalog of music?
I think people are going to be satisfied with it. It’s like when you give a kid a good burger and they’ll go all the way back to that place because they know they’re going to get a real good burger. But, it’s only if you’re hungry for that because this is a street music, so if you’re hungry for that you’re going to get full off this one. You’re going to love this one.