"Petey Pablo" (born July 22, 1973 as "Moses Barrett III") is an African American Southern hip hop musician from Greenville, North Carolina.
Pablo is an associate of record producer Timbaland, who had hoped to sign the rapper to his Beat Club label, but by the time he was ready to begin negotiations, Pablo had already signed with Jive Records. He made his first professional recordings in 2000 for number of album tracks for the second Timbaland & Magoo album, ''Indecent Proposal'', which was delayed for release by Blackground Records until late 2001, after Pablo had already become a success on his own.
Pablo's first solo single was the Timbaland-produced "Raise Up", notable for its unusual rhythm track and Pablo's frantic, Mystikal-esque verses. A follow-up single, "I", featured a guest rap from Timbaland, and was a more moderate hit. These two singles were included on Pablo's first album, ''Diary Of A Sinner: 1st Entry'', released by Jive in 2001. The following year, he appeared on the song "Club Banger" from the ''Drumline'' soundtrack.
In 2004, Pablo released his second album, ''Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd Entry'', which included the Lil Jon-produced...
|Born||July 23, 1963|
|Origin||Greenville, North Carolina|
|Genre||Hip hop music|
|Years active||2001 - Present|
|Notable albums||''Diary Of A Sinner: 1st Entry, Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd Entry, Same Eyez on Me''|
|Notable songs||"Freek A Leak", "My Goodies"|