Melvin Vernell III (July 25, 1992 – June 7, 2012), better known by his stage name, Lil Phat, was an American Hip hop recording artist. 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.


On June 7, 2012, Vernell was shot and killed outside of a hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia as he was awaiting his daughter's birth. Witnesses had confirmed that at least two suspects were seen running from the shooting. The shooting occurred at 6:40 p.m. Three men were convicted of the murder in August 2014. Related charges concerning a fourth defendant were later dropped.

Album Appearances

2007"Do It Stick It"Trill FamTrill Entertainment Presents: Survival of the Fittest
"Materialistic Bitch"
"Watch My Shoes"
"Rubberband Knots"FoxxStreet Gossip
2008"Do It Stick It"WebbieSavage Life 2
"Showing' Off"
2009"My Avenue"Lil BoosieSuperbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz
"Top Notch"
"I'm a Dog"
"My Levi's"
2010"Do It Again"Incarcerated
"Do It Bigger"Trill FamTrill Entertainment Presents: All or Nothing
"Turn the Beat Up"
"Count My Money Backwards"
"That's My Baby"
"My Age"
2011"What's Happenin'"WebbieSavage Life 3
"Trilla Than a Bitch"
"Right Now"
"Bounce That"
"Pops I Luv U"
2012"Flush the Yayo"OJ da JuicemanCook Muzik 2
2012"In My Shoes"Young ScooterPlug Brothers
2012By Any Means NecessaryLil TrillBy Any Means Necessary
2012RarriBambino GoldF*ck Being Indicted
2012That's My JuLil MalLive From Shady Oaks 3
2013Pussy & MoufMista CainLouisicain 2.5
2013Stick Up KidzBambino GoldStrictly 4 Traps N Trunks 56 (Hosted By Bambino Gold)
2013RoadrunnerYoung ScooterFrom The Cell Block To Your Block
2013Fucked HerWebbieSavage Life 4
2014Been Threw So MuchYoung ScooterStreet Lottery 2
2014Glocks Wit DrumsBambino GoldStrictly 4 The Traps N Trunks 86 (Hosted By Cap1)