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On The Verge Interview: Fat Tony

posted January 4, 2012, 8:50 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Interviews | comment Leave a Comment

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If you Google the words Fat Tony, you will most likely come up with images of a shady cartoon character from The Simpsons. Keep searching though and you will find an up and coming hip-hop force to be reckoned with from Houston, TX.

We first discovered the emerging artist when researching bands appearing at Fun Fun Fun Fest. He is currently preparing his as of yet untitled second album and a mixtape, both produced by Tom Cruz (Shaka Girvan). The mixtape will feature two upcoming singles “Good While It Lasted” and “Bad Habits” featuring Bun B and Nicholas Thorburn of Islands / Mister Heavenly / The Unicorns. He was among one of the first artists chosen to appear at SXSW 2012,  and has won the 2010, 2009 and 2008 Houston Press Music Awards’ Best Underground Hip Hop award.

We were able to meet him, smoke him out, and interview the MC during Fun Fun Fun Fest.  His newest accomplishment has been working with Two Star Symphony. You can find more info at their bandcamp site. Listen to our interview, then check out the videos (live videos courtesy of Mark Ambrose).

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