Project Pat Facing 10 Years For Firearm Conviction

Rapper spent most of 2001 behind bars for parole violation.

Project Pat was convicted Wednesday by a federal jury in Jackson, Tennessee, on two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon stemming from an incident early last year.

The "Chickenhead" rapper, whose real name is Patrick Houston, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced June 6 in Memphis, according to Associated Press.

Project Pat was arrested in January 2001 after Memphis police pulled him over for speeding and found two revolvers under a seat in his SUV. He was on parole for aggravated robbery at the time.

The rapper was first tried in January in Memphis. The jury deadlocked, and a second trial was scheduled in Jackson. He was taken into custody following the verdict in U.S. District Court in Jackson, according to The Jackson Sun.

Even though Project Pat spent most of 2001 behind bars for the parole violation, he still managed to have a hit single with "Chickenhead" from his third album, Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin (see "Project Pat 'Sippin' On' Next Album").

On his follow-up album, due in April (see "Project Pat Digging Street Love, Layin' The Smack Down "), he addresses serving time on the song "County Jail." "I don't wanna go to county jail no more, more, more," he sings with a girl in a nursery-rhyme fashion on the song's chorus.

The 30-year-old is a member of the Hypnotize Camp Posse, which also includes Three 6 Mafia.