Former COOG Radio DJ/Coog Radio Compilation contributor Fat Tony just released Double Dragon. We were lucky enough to get the exclusive release for “Double Dragon” through our Coog Radio Compilation Vol.1, and if the mixtape is anything like its raging title track, you’re definitely in for a good time.
Remember to show your Houston love for Fat Tony at Summerfest Sunday at 2:00 PM. While you’re there, make sure to look out for the COOG Radio tent, where we’ll be handing out fans and water for everyone who likes our Facebook page. We’ll also be in the Fat Tony crowd, shouting “Hey sexy girl, an I get a rum on the rocks? Matter of fact, make that a double!” Luv it mayne
Stream and download the mixtape here: http://www.complex.com/music/2012/06/mixtape-premiere-fat-tony-tom-cruz-double-dragon
We brought you a sampling of Fat Tony and Tom Cruz’s ill new mixtape, Double Dragon, last month when we announced the launch of Young One Records. At that same time, we premiered “Bad Habits,” a contemplative lurker featuring Nick Diamonds, of Islands, and Bun B. If you were feeling that track then you’re going to love the remaining 17 cuts on Double Dragon.
For those of you wondering, yes, the tape is built on samples from the video game series of the same name. Cruz has finely chopped and reinterpreted the melodies and grooves of the original tunes, which in part provides a backdrop of bouncing, thick, and synth-heavy beats.
They’re a choice setting for Fat Tony’s chameleon-esque delivery that adapts to whatever setting he’s presented. At one point, he goes from hip-hop educator (“How to Make a Song Proper”), to club MC (“Good While It Lasted”), to shit-talker (“It’s On Again”).
Listen: Fat Tony & Tom Cruz Double Dragon [DOWNLOAD]