As a first-generation Nigerian-American raised in his city’s historic Third Ward, heritage has always been important to Fat Tony. He became a key player in the Houston music scene as a young teen. Inspired by the independent spirits he looked up to—from the Ramones and the Germs to UGK and Slum Village—he began throwing shows at local venues and friends’ houses. He booked bands of all types from all over, hand-made flyers and mailed them to addresses nabbed from the student directory. Meanwhile, he toured regionally and earned a rep as a fierce performer, eventually racking up four consecutive annual “Best Underground Hip-Hop” awards from the Houston Press while studying communications at the University of Houston.
DISCOVER FAT TONY
- From Third Ward, Houston.
- He's won the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 Houston Press Music Awards' Best Underground Hip Hop award!
- Fat Tony wrote his second album “Smart Ass Black Boy” in two days!
- Houston just named July 28th "Fat Tony Day" in his honour.