Patrick Joseph Garcia aka ‘Phat G’
Patrick Joseph Garcia, more popularly known as Phat G, is a totally self-made solo rap artist who carved out a name for himself in cosmopolitan Dubai, carrying the Filipino flag while contributing to the country’s budding underground scene.
A music producer, songwriter and rapper, he uses hip hop culture to convey his wisdom and inspiration. His independent EP album titled Lipad ng Malaya in 2017 became one of the first rap album in the UAE that was released on simultaneous hardcopy and digital platforms. From his “First Step” album in 2010 to his recent projects, he has done multiple music videos and his music has been played in Singapore (via One Voice Asia Records) and the Myx Philippines TV Channel.
It’s also worth noting that Phat G’s musical feats has contributed to the UAE’s indie scene overall, adding another level of talent to its budding underground. “I have my visions and my lyrics as my food to share on the table,” he says. “I share wisdom through my music so it can inspire and light up someone’s fire to remind them that everything is possible. A rap artist’s talent is a special skill and just like any other music artists, we can take it to a whole new level and somehow make it a source of living in more ways than one.”