Interview With Fat Pimp: Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy
Interview By: ESTAXX
Today we present you Dallas rapper Fat Pimp [born Christopher Mudaughon] has built his career as an underground rapper by distributing mixtapes of original material. His songs have appeared both on club playlists and in the Billboard Top 100 chart and his latest mix, “Badd As I Wanna Be,” received more than 7,000 downloads in its first week through Twitter alone. With a Southern rap style that draws upon influences like Pimp C, Fat Pimp plans to devote 2011 to spreading his name and music nationwide. Keep It Trill recently had the chance to sit down with Fat Pimp for this exclusive interview.
KeepItTrill: You were born and raised in Dallas just 3 hours 42 minutes’ from Houston which is home to many Southern heavyweights. Can you tell the people as you were growing up who did you listen to?
Fat Pimp: Actually I was born in the H then we moved to the D as kid. So I grew up on Fat Pat and Lil Keke. Pimp C and Master P. Im a s.u.c fan!
KeepItTrill: For those who don’t know how you came up with your name?
Fat Pimp: Growing up I always was called Fat, but in 9th grade one of my classmates gave me the name because that’s all I used to rap about was pimpin girls and mackin to em. Once the school started callin me Fat Pimp it stuck with me from Dallas to TSU.
KeepItTrill: Who does Fat Pimp music cater to?
Fat Pimp: My music Caters to the 80’s babies. The people who like to party and go through the struggles of in hood and need that music to help em get through the day
KeepItTrill: At what age did you know you want to be an artist?
Fat Pimp: I didn’t want to be a rapper until the 12th grade. I use to make beats in high school but the love for rapping came after I noticed the girls enjoyed my raps.
KeepItTrill: Your songs have appeared both on club playlists and in the Billboard Top 100 chart the Billboard Top 100 chart and your latest, “Badd As I Wanna Be,” received more than 7,000 downloads in its first week through Twitter alone. How did it felt when you got that news?
Fat Pimp: Man to be honest every accomplishment means the world to me. My grand mother isn’t here to see me be successful, so I feel every step is toward making her happy in heaven. These days people don’t have to support your music so when I see that I have fans that do, it makes all the bull shit you go through in the business worth it.
KeepItTrill: Can you describe your sound.
Fat Pimp: My sound is a mixture between TEXAS-LOUISANNA-ATL- I have musical influences from all 3 markets so I tend to mix the 3 into 1 sound. I give the clubs those chants that are catchy and appealing to the women, I give the cars that ol s.u.c music you kan ride around and pour a cup to.
KeepItTrill: I heard that you’re also quite the baseball player. How good you were on the field?
Fat Pimp: Damn bro, I grew always being the only nigga on the team. So I learned at a young age that in life I had to be the best. I had a couple scholarship offers in high school, but I chose to run these streets lol!
KeepItTrill: Back in 2008 you signed a deal with Warner Brothers now I’m hearing that you are no longer with them. What happen with that solution?
Fat Pimp: To be honest that deal never really got finalized. Everything that happened after that was all independent. I had older contract issues so they weren’t able to finalize that deal! I’ve never officially been on a label!
KeepItTrill: What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen or experienced while on tour?
Fat Pimp: I had a promoter bring us to a small country town, and have a no show ’cause everybody was at the other club. He tried to take us to the other club and they end up getting into it. Ak’s got drawn, pistols got drawn and lets just say it went down. Felt like Afghanistan!!!
KeepItTrill: When can we expect from you in the near future?
Fat Pimp: Yall just be ready for me to bring yall the future of Texas rap. I got gang of mixtapes koming out this year as well as next year. Im back producing so hopefully I get some beat placements this year. Who know’s maybe a reality show 1 day.
KeepItTrill: If you had the opportunity to choose what label you would sign to what would it be and why?
Fat Pimp: Im not going to name drop because I feel every label has potential to make me a bigger star. Im just going the independent route until I get a situation that’s worth me signing to. Cut the Million Dollar Check!!!
KeepItTrill: You and Don Cannon are working on a mixtape together. Is there a name for that project and when can we expect that to drop?
Fat Pimp: Bad as I Wanna Be Part 2
KeepItTrill: How can producers submit beats for your upcoming projects?
Fat Pimp: email@example.com
KeepItTrill: To wrap things up, can you tell us your definition of what it means to “Keep It Trill”?
Fat Pimp: Keepin god 1st in anything you do, never lie, represent this Texas Shit. #ripPimpC