Raleigh, NC native Pat Junior has been hailed as “the Triangle’s most talked-about emcees.” ‘Gold Fangs on Sunday‘ is a project intentionally written to care for his community touching on relevant subjects from mental health to infertility all over the eclectic production style he has become known for. The 10 track body of work is built around a persona called the “Gold Fanged Medjay” that encompasses the mentality of being a caretaker for his community that is found in every track of the project.
“People, especially the Black Community, need to hear vulnerability and transparency in hip-hop music to let them know that they don’t have to be afraid to be themselves,” Pat explains. “I don’t see a lot of examples of that in rap overall and even fewer examples from Black men who rap. I want my music to work for people’s well-being,” he added. ‘Gold Fangs on Sunday‘ is a project that carefully balances infectious production and introspective lyrics that cut as well as comfort. “Cool With You?” is a track that displays that perfectly by starting with his struggle with the music industry.
"This industry person said my music was bright/ but this dark world ain’t ready for a positive light/ you need a stool for the climb/ like a gimmick or a story that tells of glorious crime." — Pat Junior - Cool With You?
With the success of three projects under his belt, Pat Junior’s musical talent and strong moral compass have paved a path for him without adhering to industry gimmicks. His soulful melodies carry with them the weight of an artist who is painting a unique picture of his lived experiences. “The message/s on every song is so layered and so is the overall theme. However, I hope people find a moment, a song, a sequence, and/or a lyric that works for the well-being of who they are and their growth.”
Listen to ‘Gold Fangs on Sunday‘: