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Wes Period – “Lilac Rose” (Feat. Fat Tony) (Stereogum Premiere)

LA hip-hop is in a rebuilding period much like the city’s beloved, but beleagured Lakers. Although DJ Mustard’s beats have ruled the radio for well over a year, it is hard to find Angeleno voices that have a steady presence on the radio and in the public consciousness other than Kendrick Lamar and YG. Young… More »

By: Collin Robinson / March 11, 2015 - 10:38 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week sat out last Friday for the holiday, but we’re back today with a small batch of excellent tunes. Taking one week into consideration is already a hefty task, but this time around we’ve done double and sifted through music from the last 14(!) days for you. Today’s collectio… More »

By: Stereogum / July 12, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Hot Sugar – “Leverage” (Feat. Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis & Nasty Nigel) Video

The producer Hot Sugar, responsible for tracks like Kitty’s “Barbie Jeep” and “Ay Shawty 3.0,” has lined up an impressive crew of internet-underground dudes to rock over his elegantly decaying beat on “Leverage”: Former Das Racist member Kool A.D., former Das Racist associate Lakutis, Houston prospect Fat Tony, and World’s Fair member Nasty Nigel. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time, our blog will celebrate the arrival of Cruel Summer, our annual heartbreak of a mixtape. Tradition. Times have changed since our 2010, 2011, and 2012 installments. Namely, nobody releases free… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week

Guys, Yeezus leaked. You don’t need music videos right now. You need to just play that real loud, let blood fill up your vision, luxuriate in the angry anxiety. If, however, you somehow need a break in between Yeezus sessions, or if you’re one of those weird and virtuous people who waits until it’s legal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Fat Tony – “Hood Party” (Feat. Kool A.D. & Despot)

The young Houston goofball-rapper Fat Tony has been steadily building a name for himself for years, but he’s only now getting around to releasing his first solo album. That album, Smart Ass Black Boy, arrives this summer. And the first track Tony has shared from it is “Hood Party,” on which Tony, erstwhile Das Racist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 8, 2013 - 3:55 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME BRYCE HARPER in the mix again for videos of the week, and you know exactly where this is going (nods head toward top of the post). But, there’s some other stuff worth talking about too, videos with much less overt references to the JFK assassination. Shall we? More »

By: Corban Goble / June 29, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Fat Tony & Tom Cruz – “Double Dragon” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this month, Fat Tony & Tom Cruz put out the joint mixtape Double Dragon through the new indie label Young One, a release from which we’ve already taken in the yes-this-happened collaboration between the Cruz and Tony, Bun B and Nick Diamonds of Islands. Now, here’s the video for the title track “Double Dragon,”… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 27, 2012 - 11:40 am

Download Fat Tony & Tom Cruz Double Dragon

The promising young Houston rapper Fat Tony recently hooked up with the brand-new rap indie Young One, and his first release for it is Double Dragon, a collaborative full-length with the rapper/producer Tom Cruz. We’ve already posted “Bad Habits,” which is presumably the first song ever to feature both rap legend Bun B and Island… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012 - 11:22 am

Fat Tony & Tom Cruz – “Bad Habits” (Feat. Bun B & Nick Diamonds)

Today, the brand new Brooklyn-based label Young One announced its formation, and it’s already got a small but seriously impressive roster: Bay Area cloud-rap pioneers Main Attrakionz, wide-eyed Queens trio Children Of The Night, and buzzy young Houston MC Fat Tony. Next month, Tony will link with the rapper/producer Tom Cruz to release a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Big Baby Gandhi – “Lurkin'” (Feat. Fat Tony)

Here’s another from Big Baby Gandhi’s new tape, another frenetic beat paired with Gandhi’s sharp, shrill delivery and a laid-back verse from Houston’s Fat Tony. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 21, 2012 - 4:43 pm

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t think there could be a Best Videos Of The Week column without a clip of someone spanking or spitting on someone else. I think 2011 may be the year of the S&M video, between Rihanna’s video, and last week’s K-Holes clip, so expect lots more of that. Besides those clips we’ve got new… More »

By: jessica / March 4, 2011 - 6:04 pm