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: What is worst song in the world?
Fat Tony: There are so many terrible songs, it's kinda hard to choose. I try to ignore them all before my head explodes. I can tell you the best song right now for me though is "Paradise" by Future. I listened to it every day on tour last month, just to stay focused and as positive as possible.
We faced some little troubles on the road here and there but I always kept my head up thanks to Future's Pluto album. This song really moves ya boy to tears at times:
I go through hell so I can walk with you And I been so down on my fuckin' luck When you're in the street that's how it goes You go through hell to get to paradise
Straight up. I feel like my educational path in life would've been hella straight if Future was my high school counselor. I might be Fat Tony, Ph.D.
RO: What is the best lyric in the world?
FT: The first verse of "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson is pretty superb and eternally classic. Another motivational, tear inducing jam of joy that got ya boy on the Kleenex:
On the road again Just can't wait to get on the road again The life I love is making music with my friends And I can't wait to get on the road again On the road again Goin' places that I've never been Seein' things that I may never see again And I can't wait to get on the road again
Touring is the life I love and my absolute favorite thing about being a musician. Traveling towards the known and the unknown with the friends you love, on a one way trip to pleasing the next Fat Tony fan.
RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you onstage. What do you do?
FT: Duck. Duck. Goose.
RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics, what would be the ultimate gig to play?
FT: I'd love to play the Astrodome. Shit, even Astroworld. R.I.P.
RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?
FT: Lots of nice dinners for me and all my family and friends. Lots of lemongrass tofu at Van Loc in Houston. Some cases of Guinness. Some denim jackets. A house, a car or two, and a Jacuzzi that can fit at least twelve people.
RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?
FT: I'd go to Del Taco and have a feast. They got the deals for that ass, playboy.
RO: If you could canonize another musician who would it be and of what would they be the patron saint?
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FT: Dee Dee Ramone. The patron saint of mathematics. He had numbers one through four down pat.
RO: What will be written on the plaque beneath the giant statue future generations erect in your honor?
FT: Smart Ass Black Boy.
Fat Tony performs with Tom Cruz,10ille, and DJ iPod Ammo. tonight at Warehouse Live