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BUN-B Releases first Solo CD - October 18, 2005

PIF congratulates BUN-B of UGK on today's release of his first solo CD. Go out and support one of Houston's Rap Legends.

SHei Atkins next Tuesday Oc.t 25th....

Be on the lookout for Pif Ringtones - September 30, 2005

What up fam. Be on the Lookout for PIF artist to be showing up on Nokia phones via ringtones. Through our digital distribution deal with CDbaby PIF artist will be on nokia phones ala mp3 tunes.

And ya'll haters thought we were through. Think again...

Shei Atkins Coming this Oct....

Paul Wall Emerges As Billboard 200 'Champ' - September 21, 2005

Wall Emerges As Billboard 200 'Champ'

By Margo Whitmire, L.A.

In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, putting the Atlantic effort ahead of new discs by Switchfoot, Trisha Yearwood, the Pussycat Dolls, Paul McCartney, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Charlie Wilson.

Though Wall has released albums with rapper Chamillionaire and a solo effort -- 2004's "The Chick Magnet" -- in the last three years, this is the first appearance on the big chart for the artist. In the last year, the chopped-and-screwed stylist has earned exposure as a featured rapper on T.I.'s "Urban Legend" and Mike Jones' "Still Tippin," which reached No. 25 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list.

Wall's chart-topping debut ends the two-week reign of Kanye West's "Late Registration" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), which falls to No. 2 on a 42% drop to 165,000.

San Diego rock act Switchfoot grabs the No. 3 slot with "Nothing Is Sound" (Columbia), earning its highest Billboard 200 chart position with a career-best sales week of 131,000 copies. The group's 2003 set "The Beautiful Letdown" opened at No. 85 with 14,000 and has gone on to sell 2.5 million.

Trisha Yearwood's "Jasper County" (MCA Nashville) takes the No. 4 spot this week with sales of 118,000 copies. Her first album following a four-year self-imposed hiatus gave the country songstress the second-highest sales week of her career and also opens at the top of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Featuring the No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Don't Cha" featuring Busta Rhymes, the Pussycat Dolls pull in at No. 5 with "PCD" (A&M/Interscope), earning a first-week total of 99,000 copies for their first effort.

Paul McCartney's "Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard" (Capitol) gives the Beatles and Wings alum his 45th top 10 Billboard 200 album. Arriving at No. 6, his latest sold 92,000 copies, much better than 2001's "Driving Rain." That album started at No. 26 with 66,000 copies and has moved 398,000 so far.

Starting with 86,000 copies, reggae's newest Marley, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, debuts at No. 7 with his third album, "Welcome to Jamrock" (Universal). The album's title track is in the top 20 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Marley's last album, "Halfway Tree," sold just 2,000 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Reggae Albums list; the set has a to-date total of 91,000 units.

It's notable that Damian's father, late reggae icon Bob Marley, enjoyed only one Billboard 200 top 10 during his career. His 1976 release "Rastaman Vibration" peaked at No. 8 and spent 22 weeks on the chart.

Along with West, the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" (A&M/Interscope) and Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/Def Jam) hold onto their top 10 status this week in spite of the onslaught of debuts. The former drops 4-8 on a 0.3% dip to 83,000, while the latter slides 5-9 as sales fell 8% to 75,000.

Meanwhile, Former Gap Band frontman Charlie Wilson grabbed a career-best sales week with his first album in five years. The Jive set "Charlie, Last Name Wilson" sold 71,000 to arrive at No. 10, the highest he's ever reached on the chart. His last album, 2000's "Bridging the Gap" (Interscope), didn't debut on the big chart, starting instead at No. 70 on the Top R&B Albums tally with 3,000 copies. It has sold 194,000 to date.

Other albums scoring top 20 debuts this week are Trapt's "Someone in Control" (Warner Bros., No. 14), David Gray's "Life in Slow Motion" (ATO, No. 16) and Bonnie Raitt's "Souls Alike" (Capitol, No. 19).

Other notable entries include Lonestar's "Coming Home" (BNA, No. 26); Sigur Ros' "Takk" (Geffen, No. 27); CeCe Winans' "Purified" (Sony, No. 41); DJ Quik's "Trauma" (Mad Science, No. 43); B.B. King's "B.B King & Friends: 80" (Geffen, No. 45) and Tracy Chapman's "Where You Live" (Elektra, No. 49).

At 10 million units, overall U.S. album sales were up 5% over the previous week; down 3% from the same week last year. Year-to-date sales are trail 2004 by 8.5% at 395 million units.

Paul Wall does over 150,000 units first week - September 19, 2005

Congrats, to that boy Paul Wall as he soundscans over 150,000 units in the first week. He is sure to top the charts in the top 5, if not the #1 slot. Big up's to H-town for showing love to its own. Let's keep it up and give Atlanta a run for its money as the music capitol of the south.

Be on the look out for Dat Gurl Shei Atkins coming Oct. 11th...

Paul Wall drops today - September 13, 2005

What up PIF Fam... Our homie from the swishahouse drops the long awaited "People's Champ" today. Go out and cop that, it is worth it trust me. Check out the PIF CEO's in the next video " They Don't Know". Taken from Paul's First Solo CD " THe Chick Magnet" now included on "The People's Champ" re-mixed to include Bun-B.

If you don't have the Chick Magnet click the below link to get it.
Otherwise go get "The People's Champ"......

SHei Atkins Coming Oct. 11th 2005...

And Ya'll Thought we were finished... We just Starting baby...

PIF fo' Life........

Check out SHei Atkins as she rips on stage - August 31, 2005

Check out ya gurl Shei Atkins as she rips it on stage over the still tippin beat. Click on the street heat tab to check her out..

Our prayers go out to the N.O, Mississippi and Alabama - August 31, 2005

Our prayers go out to those who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Keep ya head up, this too shall pass. God is with you..

To donate to the relief fund go to

Congrats to hatter idol winner Nesha Cortez - August 30, 2005

Congratulations to the winner of the Hatta's Idol contest Nesha Cortez. She came out on top to win the new car plus cash and a single deal with PIF. Be on the look out for her as she is going to be performing at this years Box car show.

If you think you got what it takes, start practicing now for next years contest. Who knows, you may be the one..

Paul Interview on Hiphop dx - August 17, 2005

What up PiF Fam. Check out the Hella Interview Paul gave to Hiphop dx. Paul Wall Representing H-town well. Do ya Thang Paul. Click on the Street Heat tab to read the Full Story.

SHei Atkins has Listening Party This Sunday August 7th - August 4, 2005

What up Fam. All Shei Atkins fans who are in Houston on this Sunday August 7th you are invited to come out to a listening party of her new CD. It will be held at Music Depot in Greenspoint mall from 5 to 6pm. Come out, meet Shei Atkins in person and take a listen to help spread the word about H-town's next star who is about to blow.. There will be free mixtape giveaways and much more...

Click on the music tab to listen and download the Lita Mae Preshow Undaground.

Sept 13th 2005 "The Lita Mae Show"...


What up fam the much anticipated Shei Atkins -"Lita Mae Preshow" is now available for free download.Click on the music tab and right click on the download link or you can choose to listen to it by clicking on the other links.

Don't forget if you are in the Houston area on August 7th to stop by Music Depot for a chance to meet her in person...

Paul Wall signs print Ad deal with Rebok - July 27, 2005

Congrats to Paul wall who just signed a print AD deal with Reebok. H-town doing it big..

Shei Atkins coming Sept. 13th....

Slim Thug hits the charts - July 20, 2005

Slim Thug Hits the Charts at #2 selling more than 120,000 copies of " Already Platinum in its first week. Man that's a strong debut for one of H-towns own. Kell's still hangs on to the number one spot for now. But, I expect Thug to grab it next week. See the full story by clicking on the Street heat tab.

Shei Atkins-"THe Lita Mae Show" Coming this September....

Shei Atkins hits the streets with the Lita Mae Pre-show Mixtape - July 19, 2005

Houston's Hottest up & Coming artist hits the streets with the Lita Mae Show Mixtape. The mixtape is ready, fo sho'. Be sure and look out for it at a club, record store or restaurant near you in H-town. We will be putting it up as a free download real soon. Keep checkin' back....Fa' Now you can download one of the tracks until the whole mix gets put up. Already.....

Shei Atkins- "The Lita Mae Show" in Stores this September...

P.S. For those of you that have been trying to hear the song " No Love" with Paul & Cham on the music page, the link is now fixed..

Slim Thug is Already Platinum - July 12, 2005

Finally we get to hear Slim Thuga go nationwide with the release of his debut CD "Already Platinum". Congrats to Slim as we hope that it really goes platinum to make the prophecy come true. H-town go out to support and lets keep the nation on alert that H-town is this time on the map to stay.

Shei Atkins up Next.....
Stay Tuned

Hatter's Idol is back.. - July 11, 2005

Hatta's Idol is back with a new slew of contestants exercising their talents to win a car, some cash and a single deal. The always popular Bun-B of UGK is back as a celebrity Judge along with former Destiny's Child member gone solo, Latoya Luckett and others. The competition goes down every wednesday. Listen to the box for times and locations..

Shei Atkins wins awards - July 1, 2005

PIF would like to congratulate Shei Atkins and Soulmuzick on their 3 awards. This is going to be a big year for Shei as she partners with PIF to take her career to the next level.Shei won best new artist at the 2005 UGA awards in Los Angeles and best disc as well best female artist at the 2005 THHHAA awards.
PIF Fam spread the word about this chick, she is tha truth!!

Mike Jones goes Platinum. - June 9, 2005

What up PIF Fam. Congrats to Mike Jones and The Swisha House on their recent certification of Platinum (over 1,000,000 copies) on his new CD. Up Next is Paul Wall and Yung Ro.


pain in phull - May 26, 2005

Attention, those accessing this site via the address
will need to start using the direct address
because that address will expire in about 8 months.

PIF Staff...

Yung Ro Gets ready for the Grind as He begins Recording on his new album - May 19, 2005

What up PIF Fam. All you Yung RO Fans get ready as he is set to begin recording his new album this month. The Buzz on the streets is that he coming with the heat. Already!!! Expect the album to drop soon with guest appearances from some of the giants of the south. It will be worth the wait as PIF is pulling out the big guns to insure that the world gets to experience "Nobody". Keep checkin back for more details and contests......

Soulmuzick partners with Paid in Full to market and promote Shei Atkins - May 12, 2005

What up PIF fam. The latest news is that Soulmuzick has partnered with PIF to market and promote, H-town's newest artist Shei Atkins. Expect the banga to hit the streets August 2nd.

Check out the new single
"I Got Shot"on the music page as well as download it on the products page.

Mike Jones Hits #1 on the Billboard R&B / Rap Charts and #3 on the Pop Charts - April 29, 2005

What up PiF Fam.. Props go out to Mike Jones who has entered the charts at #1 and #3 respectively. Congrats to our homies over at the Swishahouse. Now we know there is a lot of hatin' on Mike Jones but, come on H-town lets stick together and be happy that another one of our own has made it. It only helps the city as well as any other artist that aspires to make it. All the Niggaz in the ATL stick together and help out each other; thats why they are constantly on top. If H-town wants to stay on the level equal with the ATL, the hatin' has to stop.

Be on the look out, That Yung Ro' is coming. The Krunkist is coming.. PIF is not dead, we just getting the party started....

We wish the best to ALL of the other H-town artists dropping between now and the summer....

SFTS Vol. 7 Chopped & Screwed by Paul Wall and Regular Version - April 19, 2005

What up Fam. Just want to let ya'll know that we appreciate tha support and also to let ya'll know that the Houston Hard Hitters Vol.7 is also in stores now. The Chopped & Screwed version is done by Paul Wall. Some of ya'll don't know but not only can Paul Wall go Hard on the Mic, he can bang the 1's & 2's as well. He crushed it on the vol.7 chopped & screwed version. You gotta pick it up as he does it DJ Paul Wall Style.

Up Next The Krunkist Compilation and Yung Ro'.

For all that are waiting on the Yung Ro' Ta drop, Let me tell ya, it will be worth the wait. He is still in the studio cookin' up the dope because he wants it to be a classic when it drops and judging from what he's done so far, Mannnnnn!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Check out this month's Street Heat where you will find video of Paul Wall reppin' H-town on MTV Plus an Article I found from the New York Times talking about the H-town Rap Scene.

Texas doin it big Baby!!!

What Up Dallas, San Antionio and Austin. Texas 4 Life.........

CS Chopped & Screwed - April 18, 2005

What up PIF Fam. The long awaited CS chopped & Screwed by Micheal Watts will be in stores tomorrow. It got pushed back it until the 19th and the 19th is tomorrow. So u gotta cop that as Micheal watts showed his a## on this one, it is a must have. You can get it online tomorrow at and Also check out one of the hottest up and coming chicks in H-town, Shei Atkins. Be on the look out for this girl, she is hot!!! If you don't have her current CD, pick it up. PIF will be executive producing her new CD due in August, so you already know its going to be a street banga...

SFTS Vol.7 coming soon....

Yung Ro' Coming Soon......

Welcome visitors - April 9, 2005

What up PIF Fam. We would like to welcome all maddhattamorningshow visitors. The maddhattamorningshow information has now been included in the new KBXX website. You can get to it by going to KBXX.Com and clicking on the morningshow. You have been directed here because hatta felt that this is one of the hottest H-town record labels and he wanted you to know about it. Here you will get all of the info. you need about the hottest artists in H-town and the world over; plus info on upcoming PIF releases. We hope you enjoy your stay. Take a look around, watch some videos, listen to some music or just read up on the latest. PIF is not just a name but it is a way of life....
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