Posted by themusicsover on June 7, 2012
Lil Phat (Born Melvin Vernell III)
DOB Unknown – June 7, 2012
Known professionally as Lil’ Phat, Melvin Vernell was an Atlanta area rapper who collaborated with Trill Entertainment’s Webbie and Lil’ Boosie on the 2008 hit song, “Independent,” which reached #9 on the Billboard singles chart and twice topped the rap charts. On his own, Lil’ Phat released a handful of records including Life Of A Yungsta and Death Before Dishonor. Police reports indicate that on June 7, 2012, Lil’ Phat was shot by an assailant or assailants in an area hospital parking structure. Neither the suspect(s) nor a motive were initially determined. Lil’ Phat was 19.