Phat Kat

Phat Kat

Biography

Phat Kat (born Ronnie Watts) is a rapper from Detroit, Michigan, best known as a favorite collaborator of the late J Dilla. His career began in the mid 90's as part of 1st Down, which consisted of Phat Kat on vocals and Jay Dee on production. The group was short lived however, possibly because of insufficient support/promotion from their label, Payday, but the two continued to collaborate on many occasions afterwards, starting with an appearance on "Fat Cat Song" and its remix, from Slum Village's "Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1)".

Phat Kat's first full-length album, "The Undeniable LP" was released on June 22, 2004, on Barak Records. It featured appearances from Slum Village, Dwele, Big Tone of 87 Wasted Youth, and Obie Trice. Phat Kat released a 12-inch single in late 2006 for the song Cold Steel produced by J Dilla, he then followed it with his latest LP, "Carte Blanche", on April 24 on Look Records. The album has proved to be Phat Kat's most universally acknowledged effort yet.

During a radio interview with T3 in WJLB, Phat Kat rung in and spoke against T3. He stated that T3 had dismantled the group, after the "Reunion Pt. 2" video was released and Elzhi wasn't in the video. T3 had said that he and Elzhi were still on good speaking terms, however Phat Kat contradicted him saying that "Elzhi ain't f***ing witchu, don't do that to the fans, keep it real". T3 didn't know what the future of Slum Village was as Elzhi hadn't released a statement regarding his intentions of whether to continue Slum Village and Phat Kat strongly disagreed. Phat Kat was incredibly incensed and continued to swear as T3 tried to explain.

Discography

Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers EP

Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers EP

House Shoes Recordings 1999
Phat Kat - The Undeniable

Phat Kat - The Undeniable

Barak Records 2004
Phat Kat - Carte Blanche

Phat Kat - Carte Blanche

Look Records 2007

Guest Appearances

Jay Dee Aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit
  • Featuring Phat Kat

Jay Dee Aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit

BBE 2001
Slum Village - Detroit Deli (A Taste Of Detroit)
  • Zoom

Slum Village - Detroit Deli (A Taste Of Detroit)

Capitol Records 2004
Lawless Element ‎- Soundvision: In Stereo
  • Represent/Motown

Lawless Element ‎- Soundvision: In Stereo

Babygrande Records 2005
Black Milk - Sound Of The City Vol. 1
  • Danger

Black Milk - Sound Of The City Vol. 1

Music House 2005
Slum Village - Slum Village
  • Hear This

Slum Village - Slum Village

Barak Records 2005
Now On - Eye Level
  • Weight Up

Now On - Eye Level

A-Side Worldwide 2006
Dabrye - Two/Three
  • Game Over

Dabrye - Two/Three

Ghostly International 2006
Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1
  • Fat Cat Song

Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1

Donut Boy Recordings 2006
Black Milk - Broken Wax: The EP
  • Danger

Black Milk - Broken Wax: The EP

Music House 2006
Black Milk - Popular Demand
  • Lookatusnow

Black Milk - Popular Demand

Fat Beats 2007
Elzhi - The Preface
  • Yeah

Elzhi - The Preface

Fat Beats 2008
Fat Ray & Black Milk - The Set Up
  • Get Focus

Fat Ray & Black Milk - The Set Up

Music House 2008
DJ Design - Jetlag
  • Wild Ones

DJ Design - Jetlag

Look Records 2008
Shotta - Sangre
  • Foulife (Bonus Track)

Shotta - Sangre

BOA 2008
Elzhi - EuroPass (An Exclusive Tour CD)
  • The Reason

Elzhi - EuroPass (An Exclusive Tour CD)

Libido Sounds 2008
  • Success

Fatt Father - Fatt Father

Fueled By Life Media Group 2008
Harmonic 313 - When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence
  • Battlestar

Harmonic 313 - When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence

Warp Records 2009
J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid
  • Digi Dirt

J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid

Nature Sounds 2009
Elzhi - The Leftovers: Unmixedtape
  • Clash Of The Titans

Elzhi - The Leftovers: Unmixedtape

Not On Label 2009
Cris Prolific - Art/Money Vol. 1
  • To My Man J Dilla

Cris Prolific - Art/Money Vol. 1

45 Scientific 2010
J Dilla - Rebirth Of Detroit
  • Detroit Madness

J Dilla - Rebirth Of Detroit

Ruff Draft Records 2012
Quakers - Quakers
  • War Drums

Quakers - Quakers

Stones Throw Records 2012
Fatt Father - Fatherhood
  • Raw Shit

Fatt Father - Fatherhood

Fueled By Life Media Group 2012
Guilty Simpson - Detroit's Son
  • Dirty Glove

Guilty Simpson - Detroit's Son

Stones Throw Records 2015

Compilations

BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2
  • True Story

BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2

Ne'Astra Music 2004
Young RJ - Dirty District 3
  • True Story Pt. 2

Various - Dirty District Vol. 3: Hosted By Brucie B.

Barak Entertainment 2006
Madlib & Peanut Butter Wolf ‎- The Other Side: Los Angeles
  • Game Over

Madlib & Peanut Butter Wolf ‎- The Other Side: Los Angeles

Deaf Dumb & Blind 2007
Dillanthology 3: Dilla's Productions
  • Featuring Phat Kat

Various - Dillanthology 3: Dilla's Productions

Rapster Records 2009
Slum Village - Dirty District
  • VIP In

Slum Village - Dirty District

Ne'Astra Music 2009
Nick Speed - D-Cyphered
  • About The $

Nick Speed - D-Cyphered

Speed Of Sound 2017