Fat Tony

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    September 15, 2014

    Fat Tony's Fall Function Turns Up All the Way

    Does Fat Tony know how to throw a party? The answer will always and forever be "Hell Yeah!" With the help of sponsor Remy Martin, Tony invited his Houston homies DJ Good Grief, Bombón and Rai P to assist him with the kickoff soiree for his upcoming tour. Our own Marco Torres sent in this visual sum ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Five New Houston Rap Songs For Your Morning Drive Time

    Summer is (technically) up in Houston and Propain's Ridin Slab' still remains on top of everything going. Between fall coming and my daily routine of driving up and down the city of Houston, there are at least five new singles that need to be added to your daily drive-time playlist. AllDay, "Medica ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Up All Night to Get Lucky With Bun B, Fat Tony, Riff Raff, Nosaprise, Red Bull...

    Saturday night, the eyes of the world were on Houston. The North American Finals of Red Bull's BC One B-Boy competition was taking place at Warehouse Live. As hundreds packed in to the venue, tens of thousands watched the livestream online. Just south of the city, in a graffiti mecca known as The K ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Fat Tony, "Regular Customer at Whataburger In Her Jacuzzi"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Rapper to Rapper: Fat Tony and The Niceguys' Easy Yves Saint

    Houston is home to many talented rappers, and one of the most appreciated things about local hip-hop is the unity among peers. But another great thing is that, after living in Houston for a while, the Southern hospitality engulfs you so much it becomes a second home. Queens-born and raised Easy Yve ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Last Night: Riff Raff at Fitzgerald's

    Riff Raff, Fat Tony, D-Risha etc. Fitzgerald's March 21, 2013 Thursday night at Fitzgerald's was Riff Raff's homecoming show. Sort of. Sure, he's originally from Houston. The story goes that he got his start hawking his CDs at area malls. It's more accurate to say, though, that Riff Raff has no hom ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Last Night: Kool A.D., Fat Tony & Chingo Bling at Fitzgerald's

    Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Chingo Bling, Franchise n Yung, Amber London Fitzgerald's August 14, 2012 Call it Underground Rap, or Alt-Rap, or Underground Alt-Rap, but whatever the fuck you call it, these guys won't really care. They are making music, spitting rhymes, touring the country, and having the ti ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Friday Night: Fat Tony & Friends at Warehouse Live

    Fat Tony feat Tom Cruz & 10ille Warehouse Live July 6, 2012 There is a track on Fat Tony's new Double Dragon named "Good While It Lasted." It tells the story about a girl that Tony spends a lot of time with in the back seat of her black Jeep -- discussing the implications of the Supreme Court's rul ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    30 Seconds With Fat Tony

    Do you know anyone that doesn't like Houston's master MC Fat Tony? If you do, they might be a damned lizard person because no hot-blooded human could hate his new album Double Dragon. That album kicks ass like Billy Lee. What could we learn from such a man in 30 seconds? Let's find out! Rocks Off: ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Missed Connections: 5 Summer Fest Weekend Team-Ups We'd Like To See

    In terms of pure variety, the weekend of June 1-3 may be the most stacked weekend of music Houston will see this year, and that's not just because of Summer Fest. In addition to the wide variety of acts playing Eleanor Tinsley Park there's the regular weekend mass of shows taking place across the ci ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Don't Forget About Home: Local Music To Catch At SXSW

    Big-hitting acts are piling up at this year's SXSW, with the likes of Jack White, Fiona Apple, GZA, 50 Cent, Bruce Springsteen, Skrillex, and the list goes on. Though, whether you're travelling with a fancy badge or wristband, or especially if you're just going to partake in the free festivities, do ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Rap Round Table: The Red Beast Is Nearing. Are You Prepared?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Fat Tony, KAB, Kyle Hubbard, Zavey, Medicine Girl, Mac, Eskabel, Delo, D-Risha, RoderickVonn, A.D.D. Not Invited: Mario O., who, ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Owner's Manual

    E.S.G., never fully praised by history, is watching his legacy grow.

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    December 19, 2011

    Rap Round Table: What Do You Want For Christmas, Rapper?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Z-Ro, C-Stone, Kyle Hubbard, D-Risha, Mr. Wired Up (Oh Boy), A.D.D., Marcus Manchil ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: Houston Shines And Scares In Austin With Fat Tony And B L A C K I E

    Photos By Marc Brubaker​In a weekend that was fraught with Danzig's sad faded rocker antics and dust dust dust, two Houston artists brought their "A" games to Fun Fun Fun Fest's inaugural Auditorium Shores appearance in Austin. B L A C K I E and Fat Tony, two wildly different kinds of rappers, ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Five Spot: New Music From Jack Freeman, The Monster, Scooyunda, Brook Gang and More

    Soccer season is over!!!​Boy A and Boy B play their last soccer game of the season this Saturday. It's a little sad, really. They're just now to where they're excited to play. They were uncomfortable at first because, for real, 4-5-year-old soccer is, like, light years ahead of 3-year-old so ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Last Night: Das Racist At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marco Torres​Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot, Fat Tony, Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. Fitzgerald's October 26, 2011 Boss man assigned us this review conditionally: since we previously reviewed a Das Racist show a few months ago, he told us to be sure and compare the two shows. Initially we t ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    August 11, 2011

    Last Night: XV, The Niceguys & More At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Rizoh​XV, The Niceguys, Fat Tony, Uzoy Warehouse Live Studio August 10, 2011 XV has shitty luck in Houston. Every time he performs here, something terrible happens. Last time, his tour bus broke down. Wednesday night, his car flipped over three times on I-45. Luckily, he made it out ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Fat Tony's 10 Favorite Food Songs

    Marco TorresTony does some pre-awards shopping.​Earlier this afternoon, online of course, the Houston Press revealed the winners of our very first ever Houston Web Awards. The awards will be handed out in the flesh tomorrow night at Momentum Audi on Richmond, because it's still very hard to em ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Fat Tony's 10 Favorite Food Songs

    Marco TorresTony does some pre-awards shopping.​You can work up quite an appetite pointing, clicking and surfing all day long. Earlier this afternoon, online of course, the Houston Press revealed the winners of our very first ever Houston Web Awards. The awards will be handed out in the flesh ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Love It Mayne: Houston Web Awards Welcomes Fat Tony

    Rocks Off is pleased to announce that Houston rapper Fat Tony will be our special guest at the first-ever Houston Web Awards, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at Momentum Audi (2315 Richmond). Tony, who is still riding high off last year's full-length debut RABDARGAB, will DJ throughout the evening, prese ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Saturday: KTRU Outdoor Show At Rice University

    Photos by Travis HensleyMister Heavenly's Michael Cera, delaying the Arrested Development movie​KTRU Outdoor Show Rice University April 9, 2011 Aftermath had something of a busy Saturday and subsequently missed quite a few good bands at the 20th Annual KTRU Outdoor Show. The rest of Houston, ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    March 29, 2011

    What Are The Best Houston Rap Songs So Far This Year?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Propain, Devi Dev (97.9 The Box), Brad Gil ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Last Night: Das Racist At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Das Racist, Fat Tony, Simple Success Fitzgerald's March 22, 2011 With tickets at the door a surprisingly steep 18 bones, Fitzgerald's was packed tighter than we expected Tuesday for the extensive, diverse lineup featuring Queens, N.Y. weed/joke-rap duo Das Racist. Before ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Fat Tony Drops Foodtastic "U Ain't Fat" Video

    Cleanup on Aisle 7...​Right about now, it's probably getting close to lunchtime at your place of employment, and Fat Tony's new video for "Nigga U Ain't Fat" will put you in the rightful eating mood by the time its three minutes are over. If you like steak, pie, Kit Kat bars, and pizza, that ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    The New Houston Collective* Picks Its Top Five Rappers

    *Ed. Note: "New Houston Collective" is (as far as we know) a term coined by our own Shea Serrano to refer to the current wave of Houston rappers who have little interest in syrup, candy paint, wood grain, etc. Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a natio ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Last Night: Wu-Tang Clan At Numbers

    Photos by Marco TorresMethod Man presses the flesh. See a slideshow of the Killer Bees (and several of H-Town's finest, who opened) here.​Wu-Tang Clan Numbers December 12, 2010 Sunday night's Wu-Tang Clan show ended around 2:30 this morning, after five or six openers and more than five hours ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Friday Night: Fat Tony And B L A C K I E At The Mink

    Photos by Marco TorresFat Tony and B L A C K I E. See what Tony was up to before his big night in our slideshow.​Fat Tony, B L A C K I E The Backroom at the Mink November 26, 2010 10:48 p.m.: Ah, the age-old Jacket Dilemma: Tonight, it is 40 or so degrees outside. And the only viable (free) p ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    October 21, 2010

    Fat Tony Breaks Down His Brand-New RABDARGAB

    Austin MillerFat Tony at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards showcase​For the past three years, Fat Tony has reigned over his section of Houston's underground rap scene like goddamn Pol Pot (minus the dead Cambodians, duh; read a book, suckas). This, of course, is a curious situation, because ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Remember Fat Tony's RABDARGAB EPreview?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​Fat Tony RABDARGAB EPreview (self-released, 2010) Fat Tony has, it seems, worked hard to keep ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Last Night: Rocks Off's Reduxion At Walter's On Washington

    Photos by Brittanie SheyFat Tony: Houston's Hot.​For more pictures from Thursday's Reduxion, see our slideshow here. What if we threw a free show and nobody showed up? Luckily, Rocks Off did not have to find that out at our first Reduxion at Walter's on Washington Thursday night. Instead, we ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    The HPMA Results' Implications For Local Hip-Hop

    Marco TorresFat Tony accepts his third consecutive Best Underground Hip-Hop award at Wednesday's HPMAs.​"Dubious." That was the text that we received when they announced the winner for the Best Latin Hip-Hop category Wednesday night at the Houston Press Music Awards, or as President Obama ha ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Could Rocks Off Last An Entire Hour On The Washington Wave?

    Marco Torres​Note: The Wave is a jitney that rides up and down Washington Ave. dropping people off whereever they please. It's cool if you're drunk. It's the worst place on earth if you're not. 4:11 p.m.: So Friday night, Houston Press music editor Chris Gray called and said, "Hey, I had an ... More >>

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    August 8, 2010

    Shot Through The Heart: Images From Saturday's HPMA Showcase

    Photos by Austin Miller/austinmillerphoto.comThe crowd up front at Matt & Kim Saturday night.​Good afternoon, everyone. Rocks Off hopes you're having a nice, relaxing Sunday. We'd like to thank all of you who came out to our Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Washington Avenue yesterday, ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    How Important Is It That Rappers Be "Real"?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Fat Tony, Sam Sneed and Yung Redd Not Invited: Plies and Rick Ross Photo illustra ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Brains for Dinner, Fat Tony, and B L A C K I E Continue The Summer(Fest) Love At Walter's

    Photos by Matthew KeeverBrains for Dinner​At 8 o'clock sharp on Friday evening, Aftermath arrived at Walter's on Washington for a show he had long been awaiting, but he didn't get the memo: doors at 8:00; show at 9:30. Oh well... free Lone Star! What we thought would be a punk-ish type of con ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Fat Tony, Uh Huh Her, Slim & Bun Beat The Summerfest Heat

    Eggs/ breakfastontour.comFat Tony popped up during the Eastern Sea's set as well.​For years, Aftermath has listened to young people complain about Houston's (supposed) lack of a music scene. He has even been guilty of believing it at times - hey, we were all young once. But over the weekend, Summe ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Fat Tony Leaks New Freestyle Track

    Marc Brubaker​Thursday night, local rapper Fat Tony sent us this leak of a freestyle he recorded back over the Christmas holidays with Tom Cruz, June James and Smash Bro. Shit like this makes us feel like badasses while sitting in our cubicle drinking coffee and fielding e-mails from PR people. T ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Aftermath: Golden Axe And Fat Tony Help The Free Press Scratch Its 7-Year Itch At Mango's

    Photos by Kendra Berglund​This past Saturday night, Free Press Houston celebrated its seventh anniversary at Mango's with an assortment of local musicians whose styles ranged from loud, shrieking guitars (Golden Axe) to young, smart hip-hop (Fat Tony) and everything in between. Since we've been wr ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    July 30, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: H-Town Underground All-Stars

    Mark C. AustinB L A C K I E holds court at Dean's on Showcase Sunday.​ We heard a rumor bubble up a while ago about how a couple of the Houston Press Best Underground Hip-Hop nominees were supposed to be working on a group track together. There was even supposed to be a co-sign from Bun B worked i ... More >>

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    July 26, 2009

    ReFried Rice: In the Hot Seat with Fat Tony

    ​Fat Tony just sat down and took the HPMA award for Best Smelling HPMA Nominee.Who are you going to see today?I would see B L A C K I E, but I am playing at the same time. Squincy Jones and Dayta. If I'm for it I will see Buxton and Los Skarnales even though they are playing at the same time. And ... More >>

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