Fat Tony just premiered his new video for ‘No More’
“The corporeal Fat Tony lives and exists right now in this time and age but the Fat Tony spirit lives and exists in some as-yet-to-be-determined future time and age. Smart Ass Black Boy sounds like it was built inside of a video game that nobody’s thought of yet. Smart Ass Black Boy sounds like it’s the subconscious of a self-aware robot.” –Complex
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Fat Tony digs deep into his Texan roots in his new video for “Smart Ass Black Boy” which just premiered at Billboard
Catch Fat Tony opening up for EPMD at Brooklyn Bowl tonight (9/23)!
25th Anniversary Celebration of “Strictly Business”, DJ Scratch, Fat Tony
MON, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PM
“Fat Tony, our friend and yours, has heard your cries for rap-based justice, and summarily transformed his banger “BKNY” into a lesson in how to say lots of words in time to a beat at once. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire starts off, and both his and Tony’s command of flow and cadence are pretty incredible. MeLo-X acquits himself admirably as well, and Tom Cruz, who produced the record, toasts over the beat to take us home. –Noisey
Fat Tony’s debut LP, Smart Ass Black Boy drops 6/11, but you can pre-order it now in the Young One store. Click here to check out the package and order.
Mishka NYC: How did you get started rapping and making music?
Fat Tony: I was in middle school. I was walking to my 7th period history class, coming from P.E. I was listening to my walkman, jamming to radio. And they played Cam’Ron “Oh Boy,” you know the classic produced by Just Blaze? It was my first time hearing the song and I was just like mesmerized by it. I ran to my three friends and I was like “We gon be a fuckin rap group! You gon be our manager! You gon be a rapper! You go rap, too and I’m gonna produce!” I went home and I was like “I gotta bring some beats back for these boys!” But, I didn’t know how to make beats at all.
So, what I did is I got on the internet, I went to Soundclick.com and I found some free beats I thought sounded okay. I pulled out my little Radioshack tape recorder, I recorded the shit, I put it on a tape and brought it to school the next day like “Ah man we about to rap to this!” The next grade I got a little more advanced with it. I had a homeboy that had a lot of speakers and mics and stuff. We went out to his house one evening and chilled and recorded. The first two songs I really recorded was on Mobb Deep’s beat for “Win Or Lose” and over a Pete Rock beat. And we sampled that Pimp C line from “Big Pimpin” that line “What you know about them Texas Boys?” I forget what we called the song we made over the “Win Or Lose Beat.” But, it was something very revolutionary and powerful.
Check out the full interview HERE.
To celebrate the announcement of Bossalinis & Fooliyones, the duo have a few surprises. Two new mixtapes– Tag Champz Bundle and Mondre M.A.N.‘s Rhythm & Zone with producer Nem270– and the Anna Dobos-directed video for “Double Up” with Fat Tony and Tom Cruz. Watch the video HERE. Check out Main Attrakionz’ 2012 tour schedule directly below…
Main Attrakionz — 2012 Tour Dates
08/23 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
09/01 – Montreal, QC @ Experience Montreal Festival ^
09/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
09/08 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones *
09/09 – Bakersfield, @ B Ryders *
09/10 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
09/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
09/14 – Fresno, CA @ Crest Theatre *
09/15 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub *
09/16 – Pheonix, AZ @ Chasers *
09/24 – Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room (Roseland) *
09/25 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile *
09/27 – Spokane, WA @ A Club *
09/28 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall *
09/29 – Ashland, OR @ Armory *
10/16-20 – New York, NY @ CMJ
^ with Public Enemy
* with Roach Gigz
After rocking Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest, Fat Tony returns to New York to kick off a string of dates supporting Kool A.D. aka Victor Vazquez, the marble-mouthed “Brown Bart Simpson” of Das Racist. Kool A.D. and Tony will be joined intermittently by Lakutis, the only Queens-bred Russian rapper to appear basically anywhere. The tour concludes in Oakland, California August 23rd with frequent collaborators Main Attrakionz. All announced dates below.
Monday, July 30 – New York, NY Mercury Lounge ^
Friday, August 03, 2012 – Washington, DC Red Palace
Sunday, August 05, 2012 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House ^
Wednesday, August 08 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
Saturday, August 11, 2012 – Detroit, MI – Hard Rock*
Sunday, August 12, 2012 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s*
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Lounge #
Thursday, August 23, 2012 – Oakland, CA New Parish #
All dates with Fat Tony
^ – with Lakutis
* – with BBU
# – with Main Attrakionz