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Tom Cruz

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The 25 Best Houston Rap Projects of 2013, Nos. 15-11

    15. Boston George & Boo Rossini, Drug War: Da Brickstape If there was ever a single-minded tape that executed everything it needed to in a small space, Boston George's talk of trapping with Boo Rossini for the duration of Drug War: Da Brickstape was it. Nobody is going to put George on a Mount Rush ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    One to Grow On

    The 11 best Houston records of 2013.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The 11 Best Houston Releases of 2013

    Bun B, Trill O.G.: The Epilogue At this point, Bun B's influence stretches far beyond music, but that doesn't mean he can't still churn out a great album. Trill O.G. The Epilogue, the finale in his Trill album series, has everything we've come to both expect and love from a Bun album. It begins wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Upcoming: Bunny Gang, Daniel Johnston, the Features, Mission of Burma, etc.

    Amplified Heat, Slow Motion Rider: Sat., July 14, 10 p.m., $7. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston. Antibalas: Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m., $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. "Asylum" With Ceeplus Bad Knives, Mr. Castillo: Sat., July 28, 9 p.m., Free. The Fairview, 315 Fairview, Houston. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Fat Tony Grows Up On California Fresh New LP Double Dragon

    Things are different. Like, REAL DIFFERENT. Except some things are the same, mostly. The last time Fat Tony released an album, it was 2010. He'd become a beloved underground performer -- cool, clever, handsome, fun to watch perform, etc. -- but his arms hadn't yet extended out too much further tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Who is Currently the Best Producer in Rap?

    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: Slim Thug, Mug, Yung Redd, Delo, Preemo, Chane, Brad Gilmore, Herney the Great, Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Otis": Hit Or Miss?

    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. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chingo Bling, Jack Freeman, Fat Tony, Brad Gil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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