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Anthony Obi

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Fat Tony: "Ain't No Rest In This Business"

    In the middle of July, during another random rap show at Warehouse Live, Fat Tony emerged with a distinct smile on his face. It's common with Tony, the Houston indie-rap darling whose last two projects -- 2012's Double Dragon with frequent collaborator Tom Cruz and 2013's Smart Ass Black Boy -- were ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Fat Tony, Third Ward to "BKNY"

    Who? Anthony Obi, aka Fat Tony, is a Nigerian-American rap musician from the great Third Ward, Houston, Texas. His his music is smart, fun and (according to Tony) "very enjoyable in Whataburger drive-thrus!" Home Base: "I like to keep it moving," Tony says. "I made my last two albums in Los Angele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Where Have All the Haters Gone?

    From Tupac and Biggie to Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, established rivalries have played a major role in hip-hop's history. As local legend Bun B once said, "This is rap; we've had beef in rap since the beginning of rap." But today's local scene may be dawning on an age of enlightenment, largely define ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Hickoids, Fat Tony, Houston Global Jam, etc.

    The Hickoids Rudyard's, August 23 To borrow the song's title, the Hickoids followed the style of drug-ridden, disheveled rock and roll the Rolling Stones perfected on Exile on Main Street all down the line. Formed in the mid-'80s by fellow Ramones fans Jeff Smith and Davy Jones, the San Antonio ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: John Egan, Icona Pop, Colt Ford, Fat Tony, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, August 19/House of Blues, August 22 Earlier this year, John Egan competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where the Houston kinda-acoustic bluesman advanced to the semifinal round of 28 -- so by that reckoning, Egan is one of the Top 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Fat Tony: "I'll Always Have My Houston Roots"

    Anthony Obi has always been a humble and gracious Houstonian. Better known to the public as rapper Fat Tony, this week he drops Smart Ass Black Boy, his first retail album. It's been a long journey from his first LP RABDARGAB, which was inspired by an H.I.S.D. campaign to get children to read. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Fat Tony Remains Houston's Smart Ass Black Boy On New Album

    On Monday, Houston's affable, not-really-overweight rap superfriend Fat Tony gave his Smart Ass Black Boy album (out next Tuesday, June 11) to National Public Radio and thus the rest of the world's open consumption and pre-purchase perusal. (Stream it here.) The last part of that statement is what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    The 5 Best Fat Tony Lyrics Involving Food and Drink

    Rappers and food go together like peanut butter and bacon (trust me here): Bun B is a well-known supporter of Houston's food scene -- and especially its food trucks. This past Thursday night, the Houston rapper (and one half of rap duo UGK) was spotted at Grand Prize Bar chowing down on some of The ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    Apostle of Hustle

    Fat Tony attempts to embrace hip-hop's material pleasures while keeping his music pure.

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Warehouse Live Thanksgiving Bash

    Featuring Fat Tony, Nosaprise, The Television Skies, Otenki and D.E.M.O.

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