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Fat Tony Announces Fall 2021 Tour With Cadence Weapon

May 27, 2021 2:31 pm

Fat Tony has announced a joint tour with Cadence Weapon for this fall. We are so excited to see artists on tour again. Don’t miss out on what will surely be some epic shows after a long hiatus.

Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/FatTour

DATES:

9/30 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
10/2 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
10/3 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
10/6 – Brooklyn, NY – The Sultan Room
10/8 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10/13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
10/15 – Austin, TX – Far Out Lounge
10/16 – Fort Worth, TX – Wild Acre Live
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
10/21 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
10/22 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall
10/23 – Seattle, WA – Clock Out

Mariachi Remix of “Gambling Man” by Fat Tony Out Now

December 4, 2020 11:08 am

An amazing mariachi remix of “Gambling Man” by Fat Tony is out now. The track is performed by Mariachi Luz de Luna and is an incredible revision of the original track from Exotica. It’s on all streaming services and on Bandcamp, so take a listen or buy the track here: https://found.ee/HPol

Previously only available to Exotica scratch-off ticket holders, a la Willy Wonka’s golden ticket, Fat Tony has shared the mariachi edition of “Gambling Man,” the rap-fiction tale of a man named Johnny, who’s trying to win big, but can’t seem to get it right. Fat Tony enlisted Tucson-based mariachi band, Mariachi Luz de Luna, for a lush traditional sound. Finger-plucked harp, guitarrón, and vihuela lay the foundation for Tony’s spoken narrative in step with the trumpet’s melody and soaring violins. The band also makes an appearance in the official music video.

Of “Gambling Man” (Mariachi Remix) Tony shares, “I recorded [Mariachi Luz de Luna] after bandleader Ruben Moreno transcribed the original song into musical notation and rehearsed the band for weeks. Exotica album producer GLDNEYE meticulously arranged, mixed, and mastered the song. We set out to make a remix that tastefully incorporates traditional mariachi music with our song. By choice, we avoided novelty or a “fusion” sound of genres, instead, we led with respect.”

Fat Tony’s new album Exotica out now!

October 23, 2020 11:17 am

Fat Tony’s brand new album, Exotica, is out now! It’s an awesome album full of rich storytelling, worlds to get sucked into, and characters to root for. Listen to it here & order some exclusive Fat Tony merch too.

More about Exotica:

The new album is an ode to the art of storytelling through music, recorded in the cloud-ridden hills of Kingston, Jamaica, in December 2019. After producer GLDNEYE joined me for whirlwind writing sessions in Brooklyn, I, in turn, journeyed to Jamaica to join him to make an album that touches on desire, addiction, gratitude, and more through a heartfelt lens and in the tradition of African griots. It’s my most visionary work yet. A rich and compact iteration of rap short fiction that firmly establishes itself as its own genre. – Fat Tony

And in case you missed it, watch his new music video for ‘Gambling Man’ here.

New Single By Fat Tony Called ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’

September 29, 2020 11:08 am

A new single is out today by Fat Tony! It’s called ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ and you can stream it here. More on the single:

“Je Ne Sais Quoi” is a dense poem that professes redemption and reveals the beauties of life from the mundane to the extraordinary. Featuring a beat built around an accordion, the track is heavily influenced by 60’s French pop artists such as Gainsbourg and Hardy, and the philosophies of Descartes and Bogle (via “fashion over style”). Tony shares, “This song is all about the imagery, from the man awoken from a coma by his wife’s scent to seeing a beautiful cactus in Arizona to losing your cough after kicking cigarettes.”

Pre-order his new album ‘Exotica’ (out Oct. 23rd) here.