Melvin Vernell III , better known by his stage name Lil Phat, was an American rapper. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Vernell began rapping as a teenager and was signed to Trill Entertainment in 2007 when he was just 14 years old. He is best known for his contribution to the single "Independent" by Webbie. He made a number of guest appearances on Trill Entertainment releases before being killed at the age of 19.
|Birth name||Melvin Vernell III|
|Born||July 25, 1992|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||June 7, 2012 (aged 19)|
Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S.
|Labels||Trill Entertainment, Atlantic Records Killian&Co. (current) Asylum Records, Warner Bros. Records (former)|
A horribly killed Southern rap artist who was shot six times. He was featured on records by Webbie and Lil Boosie, among others.
He was at a hospital waiting for his daughter to be born when he was shot and killed.
At the age of 15, he signed his first contract with Trill Entertainment.
His first studio album, Y.N.I.C., was posthumously released in 2013.
He collaborated with Webbie on the 2010 mixtape Trill 4 Life.
● Lil Phat was born on July 25, 1992 (age 20) in Louisiana, United States ● He is a celebrity rapper ● His full name is Melvin Vernell III● His successful albums are Death Before Dishonor (2010), Never Use a Pen Again (2011), Pour Up (2012), Living & Earning (2017) and DJ Khaled Presents: Life of a Y... (2008) ● His popular songs are Count My Money BackwardsDeath Before Dishonor · 2010, If If Was a FifthTrill 4 Life · 2010 and What Dey Gonna DoNever Use a Pen Again · 2011 ● He died on June 7, 2012, Sandy Springs, GA● The parents of Lil Phat are Melvin Vernell Jr, Carondelet Edwards
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