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Fat Tony went from Houston to Los Angeles and then New York, letting his various projects lead the way. He’s a jack-of-all-trades, known for rapping, but also booking shows, being a dominant figure in LA’s art scene and hosting Super Deluxe’s (now defunct, RIP) Thrift Haul show for YouTube. Fat Tony’s show is not going well. Intimate 9. “I like weed, I just can’t smoke it all the time,” Fat Tony tells Leafly. That's what led me to organize shows. I want to continue developing narrative-writing in my work too. No one I admire ever seemed to do that.”. The Houston native rocked the Duffy’s Back Lot at the annual Lincoln Calling music festival on Thursday, Sept. 19, promoting his sixth studio album, “10,000 Hours,” released September 2018. Fat Tony has his own day in Houston, a new album coming out, and is the host of a popular webseries. Abusing weed as a personality trait is wack—use it like food, don’t disrespect the weed.” Honesty is a benchmark of Fat Tony, regardless of his output, as is diversity. We consider it imperative for the cannabis industry and Leafly to invest in restorative justice. Fat-Tone was an American rapper. I started putting on concerts in high school when I booked the Ergs after they posted a "TBD" for their Houston show online. RABDARGAB (2010) and Smart Ass Black Boy (2013) are studio albums in which you primarily rap. Fat Tony brings Wake Up to a booming cusp where the beats throb with strobe-light intensity. Third Ward, Houston is the best neighborhood in the world. Despite what his name may leave you to believe, rapper Fat Tony (born Anthony Lawson Jude Ifeanyichukwu Obiawunaotu) is full of spunk and vigor. Learn more about our partnership with Last Prisoner Project. All rights reserved.PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated. Fat Tony proves a bright, young artist making waves amongst the new generation of hip-hop upstarts. Rapper Fat Tony, otherwise known as Anthony Obiawunaotu, was born to Nigerian parents in Houston. Learn more about our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy and He even has a White Pony tattoo! I never had a moment in my life when it felt uncomfortable within myself to explore any genre as a fan. We even sampled it on the title track "Wake Up". Tony’s song is a stray from typical weed anthems, changing the overdone theme of “I like getting high” into something informative, and simply different. What are your ideas about exploring those mediums? For over a decade, the Nigerian-American artist has been a major figure within the underground rap scene, but curiously, it’s not just his rapping ability that’s aided in his reputation—though Tony’s pen does hold mighty sharp. “I want more of my interests to reflect in my music,” Tony says on the album’s wide array of sounds. “I love bands like Le Tigre, so I’ll make a song like ‘Texas.’ I like some Gram Parsons stuff and the Rolling Stones’ ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘No Expectations’ so out comes a song like, ‘Got It Out The Mud.’ I think all of my music is pretty left-field, but we wanted this album to be my most left-field one so far.”. We won’t share this without your permission. Never wore a mask or tried to be something I’m not. Especially if it was something silly like "Nike". Great guy. That's when I heard Cam'ron "Oh Boy" for the very first time and it made me get serious about making music. Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno was the front boss of the Genovese family from 1981 until his arrest in 1985 and conviction in 1986. Jeremy Bixby 8. Learn more about our partnership with Last Prisoner Project. On offer are numbers like "Cut That", which appropriates a synth-as-guitar-as-harpsichord riff into the moody, pulsating shuffle. News November 23, 2020 11:17 AM By Tom Breihan. “Nowadays, I like naming names and talking directly from my perspective. Fat Tony, Exotica - There is something extremely comforting about new Fat Tony music. PopMatters have been informed by our current technology provider that we have to move off their service. As I kept rewinding it, the intent of his message struck me. Don't call Fat Tony just a rapper. A melting pot of style, culture and too many influences. How much is Fat […] You also worked with Taydex on this album. Taydex played the main guitar riff on "Big Ego" too. Even if I couldn't download a full album, I could at least find a song or a snippet on online CD stores like CD Baby. We listen to any and everything. It's an album full of characters and situations, recorded in Jamaica with my longtime producer GLDNEYE (fka Tom Cruz). over and over to his congregation, sweat exploding off his forehead and body convulsing from head to toe. It’s cool to smoke when working on live show setlists too.”. Je Ne Sais Quoi 6. “Got It Out the Mud” is a non-traditional country ballad, while “Texas” is an ode to Tony’s home state, set atop an eerie bare-bones instrumental that puts the Gorillaz’ early work to shame. Birth name: Anthony Lawson Jude Ifeanyichukwu Obiawunaotu Fat Tony’s Height: Nationality: Nigerian-American Began career: 2005 Associated acts: Tom Cruz, Das Racist, Supreeme, Murs, Bun B, Kam Franklin, Kechphrase, Big Baby Gandhi. She played in the church. “I went on tour at the top of summer 2012 pretty much until the winter,” Fat Tony recalls. Fat Tony says a pair of trips this year to places he’s never been before changed his life. Did that have an impact on you as you moved out into the larger world? “Charles” is yet another turn, as Tony pens and delivers a heartfelt poem about his non-verbal, autistic brother through a quiet and minimal soundscape. Me and the producer Heaven the Dude just wanted to go wild with that album. Sophia Pfister is featured throughout the album. I think that's the song that best represents me and Heaven the Dude's intentions on that record. Never wore a mask or tried to be something I’m not. Musically, Fat Tony’s constant fluctuating style proves the musician to be as changeable as a chameleon, flowing through ideas, palettes and words with minimal effort, yet still building toward a bigger picture. I loved punk music as a fan. Big Deftones fan and a beast on drums. “Hevln (10,000 Hours‘ sole eclectic producer) and I wanted to make an album that was stylistically diverse.”, “I’ve always been myself as an artist, in general. “I moved back to Houston but still visited Brooklyn frequently, damn near living there most of 2013.” Fat Tony also hosted a monthly hip-hop party in Mexico City called Function and linked up with locals to produce music with its diverse cast of musicians. Fat Tony is a scenester who has hands in all pockets of DIY culture, be it with punk, hip-hop, or electronic music. I booked shows at a performance art venue called Super Happy Fun Land because they were the only ones who returned my teenage-ass inquiries. Watch Freddie Gibbs & Fat Tony Compete In Eric Andre’s Rapper Warrior Ninja. We use cookies to enable essential features of our site and to help personalize your experience. He's a virtuoso, for real. I'm all for it. The friends I played with were in other bands that did it professionally. It’s a genre-bending record that teeters between electronic, country, and hip-hop music, laced together with occasional anthemic punk hooks, and poppy singing, a-la one of Tony’s biggest musical influences, Prince. I wanted the entire album to contain the same energy. Kevin Cortez is a freelance writer based out of Orlando, FL with an unhealthy obsession with pop culture and media. And when it did, it was so superficial that it never deterred me. I always wanted to meet people with families that resembled mine to any degree, and when I finally did in my 20s, it felt wonderful. In just a tight and compact 20-minutes, Fat Tony hones his erratic sounds into a shapely and handsome package, and Wake Up goes down as another work from a bright, young artist making waves amongst the new generation of hip-hop upstarts. This is a podcast about all my rapper friends We are just getting ready to pop off the most epic hustles of 15 years in music. Armed with a caché of influences that include electronica, post-punk and new wave pop, the rapper has forged a peculiar brand of machine-driven music; one that pulls from the ever-expanding canons of popular music as it does the beat poetry of Bob Kaufman and Philip Lamantia. That tape was the first time we ever tried to write songs together. The influences also begin to shift on 10 000 Hours, with more R&B, electronica, and even traces of early house. Trivia Then record hits its first left turn with “No Beef,” where Tony sings through a fast, glittery, borderline dance song, with a sample loop that sounds as if Tony were making a selection on a Game Boy game’s title screen. Whatever might be happening in the outside world, if Fat Tony is dropping new music, Houston will be alright. Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno (August 15, 1911 – July 27, 1992) was an American mobster who served as underboss and front boss of the Genovese crime family in New York City from 1981 until his conviction in 1986. I’ve always been myself as an artist, in general. Fat Tony’s net worth is estimated at 550 thousand dollars. I was always online and found more music through blogspots, message boards, LiveJournal groups, and more. It's a neighborhood with a rich history and plenty of artistic heroes from Big Moe to Beyoncé to John Biggers. It doesn’t really help me write or record better,” he admits, “but I do enjoy smoking when listening back to my music and arranging it. Rapper, DJ. It’s tough to box Fat Tony into a single category. Anthony Salerno. By submitting this form, you will be subscribed to news and promotional emails from Leafly and you agree to Leafly's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The album was inspired by this meme I saw of Bishop T.D. This was our little fun outlet. We recorded four or five songs for a split 7" record but never released it. Your music videos tend toward theatrics; I'm surprised you haven't crossed over into other mediums like theatre or cinema acting. Fat Tony is simply known for being Fat Tony—an artist who knows everyone, does everything, showcases artistic growth and maturity on a daily basis, and refuses to show any sign of stopping anytime soon.Feeling creative? © 2021 Leafly Holdings, Inc. Leafly and the Leafly logo are registered trademarks of Leafly Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved. “I used to smoke a lot because friends did but I got tired of it. His live shows are ever changing, energetic, and just as enthusiastic as Tony feels through his music, or simply in speech. What was your immersion in music like during your teenage years? I wrote "Charles" originally for Charge It To The Game [Tony's side-project band with producer Kyle Mabson] on the Urban Hall of Fame EP. “It keeps things interesting, and hopefully puts fans of one artist onto some totally different art.” From Fat Tony’s extensive resume, to his latest project 10,000 Hours, that may as well be Fat Tony’s truest mantra. Gambling Man 4. You grew up with your brother, learning to interact and communicate with him in a very different way. Before Fame. With seven studio albums under his belt Fat Tony (born Anthony Obiawunaotu) continues to explore the far reaches of hip-hop and his latest, 2020's Wake Up (listed as a joint effort with producer Taydex), plumbs further the depths of his absurdist humour and a wealth of new wave pop. This allowed me to look up any artist I had even heard of in passing. You're not old enough to use Leafly. 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