Hypnotized Minds camp recently inked a deal with
Chris Lighty's company Violator and are now managed by the same company that
handles such stars as Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, Clipse
"They were initially interested in doing
a deal with Lil Whyte," 36 Mafia group member DJ Paul told AllHipHop.com.
"He's sold over 100,000 Soundscanned copies of his album Doubt Me Now,
independent with no promotions. He's still doing 1500 copies a week and everyone
is wondering how he did this, I even wonder. He hasn't gotten any promotion
on the radio stations in Memphis and I just started running ads on him."
Through discussions about Lil Whyte, Violator
big wigs inquired as to why 36 Mafia never received the proper push, yet still
sold hundreds of thousands of records.
After realizing all of the acts were for the
most part self managed, Violator offered to handle the careers of the Memphis
"The whole camp is going to be managed by
Violator," Paul continued. "36, Frayser Boy, Project Pat and Lil Whyte."
Hopes are high that the incarcerated Project
Pat, who has been serving a 4 year sentence for violation of his probation since
2002, would be released before the end of the year to rejoin the group as they
turn a new page in their rap careers.
A new album, Crook By The Book consisting
of all new material by the rapper is being produced and prepared for release.
"They just moved him to a low security prison.
He's in Missouri now, he was being held in Beaumont Texas. We are remixing the
music, all the lyrics are sh*t he did before he went in. It's all unreleased
sh*t, we are just redoing the music."
Crook By The Book is expected to hit stores
later this year.