That Mexican OT Heads to Houston for the Rodeo with Slim Thug and DRODi in “Bull Riding,” the Latest Texas Technician Video

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That Mexican OT is hip-hop’s favorite cowboy, and he has the horse-riding experience to back up his reputation. In his latest video, “Bull Riding,” OT heads down to Houston for the annual Livestock and Rodeo Show to demonstrate his steer-strapping bonafides. The highlight from OT’s recent mixtape, Texas Technician, features appearances from Houston legend Slim Thug and OT’s close collaborator DRODi.

Check out some of the most notable facts about That Mexican OT’s rise and view the full release below.
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 album currently sits at #114, having spent three weeks on the chart.
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 20 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
Video: That Mexican OT – “Bull Riding” ft. Slim Thug & DRODi

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:
A country boy from the rough-and-tumble small town of Bay City, Texas, That Mexican OT knows his way around a rodeo. The 25-year-old rapper feels right at home at the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show in the video for “Bull Riding,” a highlight track from his recently-released mixtape, Texas Technician. Produced by hitmaking duo Bankroll Got It, “Bull Riding” is a slow-moving slice of Texas trap, with mournful strings and percolating percussion. The song unites OT with Houston legend Slim Thug, who delivers a memorable verse in his booming baritone, and reunites OT with DRODi, his close friend and collaborator. Directed by OT’s regular shooter, DGreen Filmz, the video is a tribute to the intersection of the Lone Star State’s rural and urban cultures, as OT and crew ride horses and Escalades and rock jet black cowboy attire on the rodeo grounds.

Texas Technician is a high-octane tribute to his home state’s bountiful rap scene. Refining the all-encompassing aesthetic that he developed for his breakout 2023 album Lonestar Luchador,Texas Technician hones in on a sound that has percolated in the Lone Star State for decades–slow moving, warped, haunting, speaker-knocking Texas rap. Along with A-listers from across the country, OT rolls out the purple carpet for fellow Texans, including Trill-era legends like Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Propain, and contemporaries like Trapboy Freddy, OTB Fastlane, and his Bay City running mates Drodi and Hogg Booma.

Texas Technician is home to the hit single “02.02.99,” a haunting horrorcore heatrock which became one of OT’s biggest hits. Released in early January, the song has generated over 35 million streams across platforms. “02.02.99” peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending three weeks on the chart. “Twisting Fingers,” a collaboration with Moneybagg Yo, is another highlight, racking up over 5.4 million YouTube views and reaching the Top 5 of YouTube’s Trending Chart. Racking up millions of streams in its debut week, Texas Technician debuted at #64 on the Billboard 200, reached #5 on Apple Music’s all-genre album charts, and was the #5 Global debut on Spotify during its opening weekend. The album currently sits at #187 on the Billboard 200, having spent 5 weeks on the chart.

Texas Technician continues OT’s formidable hot streak, which started last summer and made him one of the most exciting breakthrough rap stars of 2023. He started his legendary run with “Johnny Dang” ft. Drodi & Paul Wall, which spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, earned GOLD status from the RIAA, and appeared on Lonestar Luchador. 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. Most 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.

Watch “Bull Riding” ft. Slim Thug & DRODi: https://youtu.be/CyvHAS1anCQ

Stream Texas Technician: https://thatmexicanot.lnk.to/TexasTechnician

Buy That Mexican OT concert tix: https://thatmexicanot.net/

Texas Technician tracklist:
2.02.99
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)

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