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Petey Pablo

Moses Mortimer Barrett III (born July 22, 1973), known by the stage name Petey Pablo, is an American rapper from Greenville, North Carolina. Born in Greenville, North Carolina, Barrett spent five years in prison for a 1993 armed robbery and on his release moved to New York City, where he met Black Rob and Busta Rhymes, and, according to legend, was signed by the A&R director of Jive Records after hearing him rapping in a club bathroom. After a few guest spots, his first solo single was "Raise Up" in 2001 at the age of 28, produced by Timbaland, followed by debut album Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry the same year. "Raise Up" was helped by rotation on MTV and heavy play on urban radio, reaching number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Rap Singles Chart. The release of his second album, Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry, was delayed until 2004. Lead single from the album, the sexually-explicit "Freek-a-Leek" was another major success, reaching #7 in the Hot 100. In 2005 Petey Pablo formed a relationship with Suge Knight, but never signed an official contract with his former label Death Row Records. Barrett currently resides in Fort Dix Jail, where he is working under

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Petey Pablo -- I Had a Chef in Prison ... Best Microwave Cook EVER

Petey Pablo
I Had a Chef in Prison Best Microwave Cook Ever

Petey Pablo had a personal chef while he was locked up for his firearms conviction ... but picture less Wolfgang Puck, and more Miss Claudette. Pablo tells TMZ ... he paid another inmate to cook… READ MORE >

Petey Pablo -- RELEASED FROM PRISON ... Vows Rap Comeback

Petey Pablo
RELEASED FROM PRISON ... Vows Rap Comeback

Rapper Petey Pablo -- the rapper behind the mega-hits "Raise Up" and "Freek-a-Leek" -- has been RELEASED FROM PRISON ... after doing 2 years for gun-smuggling ... TMZ has learned. Petey was… READ MORE >

- 224 days ago
Rapper Petey Pablo -- Sneaks Into Prison

Rapper Petey Pablo
Sneaks Into Prison

Bad News: Rapper Petey Pablo kicked off his 2012 by reporting to prison.Good News: At least he's going to get an education out of it.The former platinum selling rapper -- who was… READ MORE >

- 970 days ago
Rapper Petey Pablo -- 3 Years in Prison for Gun Conviction

Rapper Petey Pablo
3 Years in Prison for Gun Conviction

Rapper Petey Pablo has been sentenced to spend 35 months in federal prison after trying to take a loaded, stolen handgun through a NC airport last year. Pablo -- famous for hits like… READ MORE >

- 1122 days ago
Petey Pablo Surrenders to Feds Over Gun Charges

Petey Pablo Surrenders to Feds Over Gun Charges

Platinum rapper and alleged airport gun smuggler Petey Pablo has turned himself in to federal authorities in North Carolina ... TMZ has learned.As we previously reported, a federal judge issued a… READ MORE >

- 1470 days ago
Feds: Petey Pablo KNEW His Gun Was Stolen

Feds: Petey Pablo KNEW His Gun Was Stolen

The U.S. government claims Petey Pablo is a full blown liar -- stating in legal docs the rapper KNEW he had a stolen gun in his bag when he tried to board a plane on ... of all days ... Sept. 11,… READ MORE >

- 1472 days ago
Petey Pablo -- The Gun In My Bag Wasn't Mine!

Petey Pablo -- The Gun In My Bag Wasn't Mine!

Petey Pablo -- the platinum rapper who allegedly tried to smuggle a gun into an airport on 9/11 -- claims there's actually a heroic reason why the pistol turned up in his luggage. As we previously… READ MORE >

- 1500 days ago
Rapper Busted for Carrying Concealed Weapon

Rapper Busted for Carrying Concealed Weapon

Rapper Petey Pablo was arrested this morning at an airport in North Carolina on weapons charges after he allegedly tried to sneak a gun through airport security. Does he not know what day it… READ MORE >

- 1503 days ago

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