He participated in freestyle battles at high school when he was in ninth grade. His early rapping came alongside his friend Lil Black, who encouraged him to adopt the stage name Lil Wyte, and he joined the all-white hip hop group Shelby Forest Click.
About Lil Wyte
Memphis rapper who was signed to the Hypnotize Minds label after gaining recognition for his mixtapes and performances. He also the owner of the independent label Wyte Music and is managed by Vanessa Banks.
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His real name is Patrick Lanshaw.
Friends and colleagues
He first discovered his rapping talent after finding he could rap Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back in its entirety.
After his demo tapes came to the attention of Three 6 Mafia, he was signed to their label and released three top-5 albums between 2004 and 2009.