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 mic with a casual confidence, workmanlike in his delivery whether laid back 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. Through his simmering solo work and boundary-busting collaborations with Das Racist and A$AP Rocky, among others, Fat Tony has already launched a legacy.
Roland “Rollie” Pemberton, better known by his stage name Cadence Weapon, is a Canadian rapper.
Hua Li is “a rap label’s dream… her approach to rapping, a kind of early ’90s Lil Kim bravado mixed with the more insightful, emotionally resonant lyrics of a Jean Grae, would be menacing if it weren’t so raw and beguiling.”
– Consequence of Sound