Mista Madd

Mista Madd

Biography

A fixture in Houston's urban and rap establishment, Mista Madd is best known for hosting one of the city's top morning shows on KBXX 97.9 The Box as radio persona the "Madd Hatta." But on the business end, he was responsible for helping launch the careers of then-underground rappers Paul Wall and Chamillionaire on his Paid in Full Entertainment label.

From the mid- to late '90s, before the morning show gig, he ran the Straight from the Streetz radio show (which also aired on local TV) alongside Southern rap producer Simon "Crazy C" Cullins, Jr. (Scarface, Do or Die, Eightball & MJG). Breaking many local acts, the show was an important medium for Houston hip-hop. Using the Straight from the Streetz title, Madd also released a series of Houston Hard Hitters compilations through his Paid in Full imprint. However, the Mista Madd alias was first introduced on the full-length album PH Factor in 1997. His major local hit, "Down South," featuring Slim Thug and Yungstar, came by way of his 2000 LP Can I Live? It was a few years after, in 2002, that Paid in Full acquired Paul Wall and Chamillionaire when they were together as the Color Changin' Click, but after becoming underground sensations, they broke up and moved on to the majors in 2004.

Not long afterward, rumors began to swirl in Houston concerning the financial status of Paid in Full. Thus, Madd responded to the gossip, entitling his 2007 album Still Standing. Featured throughout the album was the production team Beatco, which is headed up by Crazy C, and his label's star singer, Shei Atkins.

Discography

Madd Hatta - All About Me

Madd Hatta - All About Me

Groove Makers 1995
Madd Hatta - Serious

Madd Hatta - Serious

Groove Makers 1995
Madd Hatta Introducing Mista Madd - The pH-Factor

Madd Hatta Introducing Mista Madd - The pH-Factor

Paid In Full Entertainment 1997
Mista Madd & The Supa Thuggz

Mista Madd & The Supa Thuggz

Paid In Full Entertainment 1999
Mr. Madd & The Supa Thuggz - Swisha House Chopped & Skrewed

Mr. Madd & The Supa Thuggz - Swisha House Chopped & Skrewed

Paid In Full Entertainment 2000
Mista Madd - Can I Live?

Mista Madd - Can I Live?

Paid In Full Entertainment 2000
Mista Madd - Can I Live? Skrewed & Chopped

Mista Madd - Can I Live? Skrewed & Chopped

Paid In Full Entertainment 2000
Mista Madd - PH Factor Chopped & Screwed

Mista Madd - PH Factor Chopped & Screwed

Paid In Full Entertainment 2004
Mista Madd - Still Standing

Mista Madd - Still Standing

Paid In Full Entertainment 2007

Guest Appearances

Lez Mone - Talkin' Shit
  • Be A Man

Lez Mone - Talkin' Shit

7 Deuce Trey 1994
Lil' Keke - Don't Mess Wit Texas
  • Don't You Know

Lil' Keke - Don't Mess Wit Texas

Jam Down Records 1997
Lil' Keke - The Commission
  • Don't You Know

Lil' Keke - The Commission

Breakaway Entertainment, Jam Down Records 1998
4 Deep - IV Ever
  • IV Ever

4 Deep - IV Ever

Albatross Records 1998
The Most Hated - No Rest For The Real
  • Fo Real

The Most Hated - No Rest For The Real

Jam Down Records 1998
Magical Sol Brothas - Black N' Mild
  • Maintain

Magical Sol Brothas - Black N' Mild

Imani Records 1998
Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa
  • June 27

Yungstar - Throwed Yung Playa

Straight Profit Records 1999
Lil' Keke - It Was All A Dream
  • Goodpart

Lil' Keke - It Was All A Dream

Jam Down Records 1999
H.$.E. - Hustlaz Stackin' Endz
  • Remember When

H.$.E. - Hustlaz Stackin' Endz

Sucka Free Records 1999
E.S.G. - City Under Siege
  • Trickin' Off Doe

E.S.G. - City Under Siege

Wreckshop Records 1999
GT & Steve Nice - Our House
  • Down 4 Whatever

GT & Steve Nice - Our House

Key Players Entertainment 1999
20-2-Life - Don't Hustle Don't Eat
  • Boppers

20-2-Life - Don't Hustle Don't Eat

Inmate Records 2000
E.S.G. - City Under Siege: Screwed
  • Trickin' Off Doe

E.S.G. - City Under Siege: Screwed

Wreckshop, SoSouth 2000
50/50 Twin - Grown Man Style
  • Thugg Love

50/50 Twin - Grown Man Style

Paid In Full Entertainment 2004
Nuwine - When Thugs Fly The Psalms Of Nuwine
  • Hurt People

Nuwine - When Thugs Fly The Psalms Of Nuwine

Wine Enterprises 2015
Lil' Keke - Don't Mess Wit Texas (20th Anniversary)
  • Don't You Know

Lil' Keke - Don't Mess Wit Texas (20th Anniversary)

7 Thirteen Music 2017

Compilations

5th Ward (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Vol. 1
  • H-Town Outro

Various - 5th Ward (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Vol. 1

Fishbowl Records 1997
2-Tone Presents Texas Ballers 2000
  • Still A

Various - 2-Tone Presents Texas Ballers 2000

Unified Entertainment 1999
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 1
  • Puttin' It Down

Various - Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 1

Paid In Full Entertainment 1999
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 2: The Soundtrack
  • Southern Style

Various - Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 2: The Soundtrack

Paid In Full Entertainment 1999
Various - The Houston Hard Hitters Chopped & Skrewed - The Soundtrack Volume 2
  • Southern Style

Various - The Houston Hard Hitters Chopped & Skrewed - The Soundtrack Volume 2

Paid In Full Entertainment 1999
Various - 2-Tone Presents Texas Ballers 2000 (Skrewed & Chopped)
  • Still A G

Various - 2-Tone Presents Texas Ballers 2000 (Skrewed & Chopped)

SoSouth 2000
Street Gospel Vol. 1
  • Heavy Burden

Various - Street Gospel Vol. 1

Soulmuzick Records 2003
Paid In Full Presents The Family Jewels
  • I Ain't Perfect

Various - Paid In Full Presents The Family Jewels

Paid In Full Entertainment 2004
Various - The Family Jewels: Chopped & Screwed
  • Paid In Full Anthem II

Various - The Family Jewels: Chopped & Screwed

Paid In Full Entertainment 2004
Various - SFTS Presents HHH Vol. 7 Chopped & Screwed
  • Down South Pt.2

Various - SFTS Presents HHH Vol. 7 Chopped & Screwed

Paid In Full Entertainment 2005
Paid In Full's Greatest Hits Vol. 1
  • Down South

Various - Paid In Full's Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Paid In Full Entertainment 2006
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 4
  • Down South

Various - Straight From The Streets Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 4

Paid In Full Entertainment 2008
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Volume 5
  • Remember When

Various - Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Volume 5

Paid In Full Entertainment 2008
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Vol. 6
  • Nevah

Various - Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Volume 6

Paid In Full Entertainment 2008
Straight From The Streetz Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Version 7.0
  • Down South Pt. 2

Various - Straight From The Streets Presents The Houston Hard Hitters Version 7.0

Paid In Full Entertainment 2008