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Tops Drop: A Larger-Than-Life Fat Tuesday Playlist

Happy Fat Tuesday, y'all!

Rocks Off mentioned in a previous post, about rappers and Houston restaurants, that some of the best artists are "Big" and "Fat": Big Pokey, Fat Pat, Big Moe, etc. Every day is Fat Tuesday for these rappers. They're all about overindulgence and that's why we love them.

Fat Tuesday is essentially a one-day holiday of indulgence in preparation for the long, depressing season of Lent (from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday). Basically, for Christians, Lent consists of 40 days of repentance, self-denial and penance. And hella boring and somber church music. The idea is to get in as much sin as you can before your 40 days of penitential preparation.

In honor of this sinful celebration, we gathered together some tunes from a few recognizably "Fat" rappers. Ironically, most hip-hop artists from Louisiana are Lil'.

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Allison Wagoner