Anthony Lawson Jude Ifeanyichukwu Obiawunaotu or Anthony Lawson Obi (born March 24, 1988), better known by his stage name Fat Tony, is a Nigerian-American rapper. Fat Tony won the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 Houston Press Music Awards' Best Underground Hip Hop award, and has been recognized in URB's "Next 1000", a list of emerging new artists anticipated to break through.
Listen free to Fat Tony – RABDARGAB (Nigga U Ain't Fat, Luv It Mayne and more). If you’ve had lust go wrong, and love go right, all while smoking out with Vietnamese girls and listening to Let It Be (The Replacements, not The Beatles), then you just might know what Fat Tony’s new album RABDARGAB is all about.
Album · 2010 · 11 Songs. Listen on Apple Music.
Label: Homeskool Rekordz. Fat Tony is an outlier in Houston's car-obsessed rap scene, and his 2010 collaboration with Atlanta producer Tom Cruz proves just as unpredictable as its cryptic title. The first half finds him both playing with rap clichés on the snarky "Rap Babies" and indulging them on the smokers' track "Put It in the Air," while asserting his place with the ferocious "Lotus
Fat Tony, a Houston native, continues the legacy of a hometown experimental rap music technique pioneered by DJ Screw with this March 24, 2011 remix album release. Fat Tony, who "raps like a nigga that read a book before but a nigga nonetheless, gets his fire ass rapping brought to a slow creep like a drunkard slowly peepin a fine ass female, and chopped up to a stutter like the same nigga nervously trying to holla at her. His accomplices Murs, Tom Cruz, Bo P, Negashi Armada, Charly East, and Kam Franklin all receive the same reduction on their vocal features. Fresh off the fall 2010 release of his Tom Cruz produced debut album RABDARGAB, which featured fire ass rapping and beats that felt like smoking 3 blunts, drinking a fo' of lean, popping some adderall and going to the hood skating rink for Tasha’s sweet 16 in the year 2222 comes Fat Tony's SCREWDARGAB.
Fat Tony stands at the forefront of new generation of young rappers who get it themselves-a DIY hustler who’s built his burgeoning career on a foundation equal. parts smarts and swagger. The Houston MC owns the mike with a casual confidence, workmanlike in his delivery whether laidback or lyrical, embodying a new brand of enlightened Southern that’s as likely to tip back some lean on your front porch as sit down and school you on Dadaism. In 2010, Fat Tony released his innovative debut full-length project RABDARGAB, produced by Tom Cruz. The album paved the way for a new Houston sound, bringing to the forefront the unique perspective of a Nigerian-American Houston-native, along with sonically dense and dynamic production. Fat Tony’s second studio album Smart Ass Black Boy, released in 2013 on Young One Records, was well-received by critics for its warm, laid-back vibe.