It's no secret that I stay in quite close contact with Das Racist's inner [rapper-producer] circle: Victor Vazquez, kechPhrase, Kassa Overall, and Daplib (Pedro) @ Illuminati Zone. Talking with these Brooklyn-based artists as of late, "Fat Tony" is a name that comes up in conversation pretty damn often! Originally based out of Houston, Fat Tony is currently prepping the follow-up to his last effort, RABDARGAB (2010); Double Dragon, which was produced along with Tom Cruz, will be released by newly-formed Indie Hip-Hop imprint, Young One this upcoming June 1st. It's set to feature contributions from 10ille, MURS, TECLA, Main Attrakionz, and Ninjasonik.
Fat Tony's record label roster also includes the likes of Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Main Attrakionz, and Children of The Night. Along with Young One's formative announcement and mixtape sampler release, Fat Tony & Tom Cruz debuted Double Dragon's premier single: "Bad Habits," which features Bun B and Nick Diamonds. Widely known as an Indie Rock crooner of Islands, Mister Heavenly, Man Man, etc. fame, Diamonds performed on Letterman last night as part of El-P's pick-up backing band. Pick up a digital copy of Young One's RARE/unreleased mixtape and keep an eye out for Fat Tony's Double Dragon project (June 1st).