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ABOUT P.A.T

Straight out of College Park a neighborhood in Oak Cliff, Patrick Shelton, known as “P.A.T” acronyms for (Potential. Ambition. & Talented) was born in Dallas, Tx June 10, 1985. The middle sibling of two he always love to spit rhymes writing his first song only in the 7th Grade. His father listened to Tupac and UGK very often during his childhood time which became his very first music influences. As a teenager his mother Virginia Mauldin suffered from numerous of injuries working a hard labor job for many years causing her to resign. Unfortunately, due to the injuries his father sometimes had to work two jobs to provide for his family as any great father should.

Growing up in a urban area stricken with poverty, such as any other urban area surrounded by crime, street gangs, violence, street drugs & etc; P.A.T became a druggist (Drug Dealer) selling various type of drugs to make enough money to provide for himself! Graduated from only selling drugs in the streets to now in the traps P.A.T began to make money faster than a red light could turn green which later steered him away from his music career losing focus as a teen! After 9 years of dealing P.A.T picked his pen back up and began to write lyrics one line at a time which formed into a song. From that point on he continue to write another song not knowing something he lost focused of years ago would be the exact same thing he would pursue years later but now clearly focused & passionate! Blending personal life experiences along with street/trap/club-bangers/inspirational/story-telling/ plus smooth laid-back music with a swagg for the sexy ladies to enjoy as well gives him a very unique impulsive versatile sound! His music is a mirror which reflects precisely who he is as an artist nothing more-nothing less “original” in addition, “authentic” departing him from any other artist!

Without a label only a dream & a vision he has released two outstanding projects! The first project “My Life: Stories, Nuts, & Glory was released 6/10/2015 then followed by his first EP titled “DA GROWTH” that began to spark a small buzz throughout the DFW Metroplex. After discovering that his passion & purpose in life is “Music” P.A.T has been grinding extensively performing at various local shows and released his very first official music video to “All.Gas.No.Brakes” that he orchestrated creating the entire concept for giving the excellent visuals of who he is as a genuine artist! His single “All.Gas.No.Brakes” has made HOT97 an Internet Radio Station “Unsigned Artist Showcase” Most Requested Song of The Week! His promo single “Fantasizing” has also made HOT97 “Top 5 Most Requested Indie Songs of The Week” for 3 weeks in a row which is huge! P.A.T dream is to become one of the most successful and greatest Artist/Song-Writers of all time! What’s next for this RISING artist? Just stay tune to see but expect only Greatness!!!!

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