Fat Tony announces new LP "10,000 Hours" out 9/28 on Don Giovanni Records
Posted on August 15th, 2018

Out September 28th on Don Giovanni Records, 10,000 Hours is the fifth full-length by Houston-bred Nigerian-American rapper, Fat Tony (born Anthony Lawson Jude Ifeanyichukwu Obiawunaotu). The album was recorded in Los Angeles throughout 2018 and produced by Tony’s longtime friend, HevIn.

“The album title is about where I am in my career,” says Tony. “I’m not a novice. I’ve dedicated a decade in my life to doing this.” If you need proof, look no further than the haggard looking selfie that adorns the record cover, which was snapped following an all-night mix session. It’s Tony’s most personal work to date -- unguarded, but frequently light-hearted -- conceived in the company of his closest friends.

Fat Tony on "Texas":

“Texas” is interesting because it plays on my punk roots musically, as the production is an homage to Le Tigre and Devo. The song also speaks on my outlook regarding the NRA and gun violence, Texas politicians, the gross underpay of SXSW, and my hometown pride.

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Hear Fat Tony interviewed on Turned out a Punk

Watch a mini-documentary on Fat Tony via Okayplayer

FAT TONY ON TOUR

9.14.18 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
9.27.18 - London, ON @ London Music Hall *
9.28.18 - Kingston, ON @ Grad Club *
9.29.18 - Ottawa, ON @ 27 Club *
10.2.18 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange *
10.3.18 - Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar+Stage *
10.4.18 - Edmonton, AB @ The Buckingham *
10.5.18 - Kelowna, BC @ Fernando's *
10.6.18 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club *
10.10.18 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina *
10.11.18 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club *
10.13.18 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village *
10.14.18 - Detroit, MI @ El Club *
10.18.18 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex *
10.19.18 - St. John's, NL @ The Ship Inn *
10.20.18 - Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion *
10.24.18 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *
10.25.18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
10.26.18 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
10.27.18 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook *
10.28.18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory *
10.30.18 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs *
11.1.18 - Montréal, QC @ La Vitrola *
11.3.18 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *

* w/ Cadence Weapon and Hua Li