Video: That Mexican OT – “Mucho Gracias”

The Bay City Native Shows Us His Sentimental Side In New Video For “Mucho Gracias”


Critical Praise:
“That Mexican OT is a consummate entertainer: Sometimes he’s a down-and-dirty villain who cheats to win, other times he’s a comical babyface and a boisterous drunk… All the while, he underscores how syncretic Texas music has always been, infusing traditions from both sides of the border with his own idiosyncrasies. The result is a brightly colored spectacle, a freestyle brawl of rap styles and regional flavors.” – Pitchfork

“That Mexican OT is having a moment…The 24-year-old from Bay City, Texas, is the latest regional Mexican performer to take over the hearts and minds of a music-loving world. But instead of corridos tumbados y bélicos or longing cumbias, Virgil Rene Gazca, better known as That Mexican OT (the OT stands for “Outta Texas”), is making waves in the world of third coast rap.” – Los Angeles Times

“That Mexican OT looks like a cowboy. But he sounds like a rap star.” – The Washington Post

“He’s got his fans hopped up on the same giddy multiculturalism as he is.” – The FADER

“OT’s creativity and style is introducing something truly unprecedented to the rap industry and the relatively smaller landscape of Latin rap.” – Houston Chronicle

“The Texas rapper is climbing the charts and bridging generational divides” – SPIN

“His deep bag of flows and lyrical creativity as well as his consistent musical output is impressive.” – Lyrical Lemonade

“That Mexican OT’s Southern Trap Shines On ‘Lonestar Luchador’…OT (Outta Texas) delivers a charming Southern style partnered with his own Bay City flow that makes ‘Lonestar Luchador’ a must-listen.” – HotNewHipHop
The Video:
That Mexican OT is continuing his release run with a new video for “Mucho Gracias,” the penultimate track off his recent critically acclaimed mixtape Texas Technician. That Mexican OT exudes vulnerability on “Mucho Gracias,” as he reflects on his past struggles, vices, and the loss of his mother. Through the use of shadows and cooler tones, the video’s moody imagery shows OT surrounded by the closest members of his squad as well as penning verses in a dark room. His jagged lyrical flow is complemented by jazzy percussion and somber keys, which give the rapper atmospheric room to speak honestly about his life. OT pulls back the curtain on intimate details of his life through childhood photos, his mother’s tombstone, and some favorite toys and cartoon characters. In “Mucho Gracias,” viewers are treated to a side of OT that belies his Texas-sized public rap persona.

That Mexican OT recently announced his nationwide 2024 tour, featuring support from fellow Houston rapper Maxo Kream and his close confidante and “Johnny Dang” collaborator DRODi.Kicking off in Louisville, Kentucky on June 12, the tour criss-crosses the country for 33 dates, with stops in Nashville on June 30, New York on July 23, and at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado on June 18th, and including festivals like Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash and Austin City Limits. The tour also features ten different dates in OT’s home state of Texas, stopping at underserved markets in the state for one of their biggest concerts of the year. Tickets for That Mexican OT’s upcoming tour are available at

That Mexican OT is continuing a hot streak that has made him one of the most exciting breakthrough rap stars of the decade so far. He started his legendary run with “Johnny Dang” ft. Drodi & Paul Wall, which spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, appeared on his album Lonestar Luchador, and most recently, earned a PLATINUM certification from the RIAA. Acclaimed by Pitchfork (7.5), last July’s Lonestar Luchador made an immediate impact, reaching #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and peaking at #59 on the Billboard 200. Last fall, That Mexican OT completed the “Lonestar Luchador Tour,” the Bay City native’s first-ever headlining tour, selling out dozens of dates across the country. The rapper earned “Best Of 2023” notices from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex, and Pitchfork. Recently, OT tore it up at Rolling Loud California 2024, performing his hits in front of thousands of fans, and sat down with Joe Rogan for a wide-ranging discussion that became the most-listened to podcast in the United States on Spotify on its day of release.

Profiled by the Los Angeles Times, SPIN Magazine, and his hometown Houston Chronicle, and featured on XXL’s The Break, That Mexican OT is outta here. Stay tuned for much more from the Bay City, TX rhymer as he launches into the stratosphere.

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Stream Texas Technician:

Texas Technician tracklist:
Point Em Out (with DaBaby)
Chicken Strips & Ass (feat. Paul Wall)
Bull Riding (feat. DRODi & Slim Thug)
Wockhardt (feat. Le$)
Function (feat. Propain)
Texas Pledge (feat. Z-Ro)
Crooked Officer (feat. Z-Ro)
Cowboy In A Escalade (feat. Trapboy Freddy)
Comin Down (feat. OTB Fastlane)
Glocks & Hammers
Twisting Fingers (feat. MoneyBaggYo)
Hola (feat. Fredo Bang)
In The Air (feat. Hogg Booma)
Mucho Gracias
Kick Doe Freestyle (feat. Homer & Mone)

The Background:
That Mexican OT is one of the biggest breakout stars in the rap game. Check below to read some facts and figures about OT and his rise:
The 25-year-old rapper was born in Bay City, Texas, a rough-and-tumble town 1 hour south of Houston, which residents appropriately call “Be Careful Texas”
That Mexican OT’s new album, Texas Technician, features guest spots from Moneybagg Yo, DaBaby, Fredo Bang, Paul Wall, and a all-star lineup of Texan talent, has been racking up millions of streams per day since its release, en route to a #64 debut on the Billboard 200. The mixtape spent a total of 5 weeks on the Billboard 200.
That Mexican OT recently performed a standout set at the Rolling Loud California music festival – watch his set HERE
OT’s single, “02.02.99,” is one of his most successful yet, with over 40 million streams since its early January release; “02.02.99” peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100
That Mexican OT was named an Artist To Watch For 2024 by Spotify and a “Breakthrough Artist to Watch” by Amazon Music
That Mexican OT earned “Best of 2023” mentions from outlets such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex, and Pitchfork, who included OT in its “Best Songs of 2023” and “Best Music By Latine and Spanish Artists in 2023” lists
OT’s career launched into the stratosphere when he shared the viral hit “Johnny Dang” ft. Paul Wall & Drodi, which has generated hundreds of millions of streams and climbed the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #65 peak, reaching Top 20 peaks on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs (#14) and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (#19) charts, and becoming OT’s first song to earn a GOLD certification from the RIAA
His 2023 album Lonestar Luchador was a breakout success, peaking at #59 on the Billboard 200; the album also peaked at #1 on Billboard Heatseekers and at #6 on Apple Music’s All-Genre Charts, and earned mention on UPROXX’s Best Albums of 2023 list
Recently profiled by the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, XXL’s The Break, Billboard, SPIN Magazine, Passion Of The Weiss, HITS Daily Double, and his hometown Houston Chronicle

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