That Mexican OT is making himself known as one of the most versatile and charismatic rising rappers in the game today. Today, the proud Texan returns to his hometown of Bay City, sharing the video for “Matagorda,” featuring fellow Bay City native Hogg Booma. Produced by Bankroll Got It, is a minor-key stomper that drips with country-fried swagger, providing a perfect Tex-Mex backdrop for OT to talk his smack. Going back and forth with the deep-voiced Hogg Booma, OT rolls his vowels (and some consonants) as he discusses what his life is like in the Lonestar State: “My choppa got a talking problem, it be stuttering/What—, what—, what—, what he say?/I be talking that shit, put it straight in they face.” In the video, directed by DJ Skelz, OT takes a trip back to B-A-Y C-I-T-Y, swapping between his big body truck and his trusty horse as he mobs out in a parking lot with a crew of compatriots, displaying major pride in their small town
Following recent videos for “15 Missed Calls” ft. Sploosh God and “Skelz,” “Matagorda” is a highlight from OT’s new album Lonestar Luchador, acclaimed by Pitchfork (7.5). A concept album that draws parallels between the rap game and the high-flying world of Mexican wrestling, Lonestar Luchador is an ambitious effort that incorporates a world of wide-ranging influences and sharp pop cultural references into OT’s Texas-fried sound. Home to OT’s Billboard Hot 100 hit “Johnny Dang,” which has generated over 70 million streams across platforms, plus additional highlights like the bi-lingual banger “Barrio” ft. Lefty SM, the melodic and guitar-inflected revenge anthem “Breannan,” and the villainesque stomper “Cowboy Killer,” Lonestar Luchador is quickly climbing charts, reaching #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and peaking at #59 on the Billboard 200. Featuring additional guest appearances from BigXThaPlug and Big Yavo, Lonestar Luchador is available everywhere via Manifest/GoodTalk/Good Money Global.
Lonestar Luchador capitalizes on the momentum generated by “Johnny Dang,” That Mexican OT’s breakout hit, released earlier this summer. First gathering heat as a snippet on TikTok and Instagram, “Johnny Dang” has become a sensation, garnering over 49 million Spotify streams and 27 million YouTube views since its late-May release. The Paul Wall and Drodi-featuring song spent weeks in the top ten of Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart, and peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #14 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and #19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. OT’s “From The Ranch” version of “Johnny Dang” recently caught viral traction on Twitter, inspiring “From The Block” filmmaker AZae to bring OT back for a second “From The Ranch,” this time for a performance of “Cowboy Killer.”
This fall, That Mexican OT embarks upon the “Lonestar Luchador Tour,” the Bay City native’s first-ever headlining tour. Commencing on September 10th in Denver, CO, the “Lonestar Luchador Tour” criss-crosses the country for 19 dates, stopping in New York (S.O.B.’s), Atlanta (Vinyl), and Los Angeles (The Echo) before concluding in Oakland on October 4th. Featuring support from OT’s “Johnny Dang” co-pilot Drodi, the tour promises the first-ever performances of songs from OT’s brand new album Lonestar Luchador. Tickets for the “Lonestar Luchador Tour” are available at ThatMexicanOT.net
Recently profiled by the Los Angeles Times, SPIN Magazine, and his hometown Houston Chronicle, That Mexican OT is outta here. Stay tuned for much more from the Bay City rhymer as he launches into the stratosphere.