This month No pun intended lets roll with a G-Boro heavyweight who is out trying to make all the right moves………The Fatboy


Mistajay: what is the story and conception behind your emcee name?

Fatboy: “Fatboy” was always like a family name for me (cuz i’ve always been a big guy). And after going thru numerous other names this one feels the most comfortable for me. I added “THE” to it because there are some guys out here with the same name and I wanted to let ppl know that I’m THE fatboy of all fatboys. the concept of The Fatboy is and stands for is self acceptance. Being the best you that you can be and at the end of the day making sure you’re proud of you, even if no one else is.

Mistajay: What area are you reppin?

Fatboy: Of course, I’m repping North Carolina as a whole but I was born and bred in Greensboro, NC to be specific. NorthSide.

Mistajay: What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?

Fatboy: My influences are vast, man. The first musician I can remember “idolizing” was Weird Al Yankovich. He was the poster boy for being yourself and I ate it up. My first hip hop influence was B.I.G. Again, because he did his own thing and was unapologetic about it. Oh, and let’s not forget the fact both artists created awesome music.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

Fatboy: Unique. Simply because I’m one of the people doing me. I’m not tryna sound like Drake, I’m not tryna look like Wayne and people flock to it. I believe the reason why is because I’m not setting out to be different, I just am. And everybody is if they’d only be who they really are.

Mistajay: What is your best song recorded to date and why?

Fatboy: What a terrible question to ask an artist haha. I don’t feel I have a one best song, I have my favorites but still its a list not one song. I like songs that get crowds moving at shows and get my heart racing on stage. Right now the song that sticks out to me is one of the singles from my upcoming EP. It’s called “Xtra” and it’s just a really hype, uptempo, tough, party track. I love it.

Mistajay: You where invited to join the Kenya Safari Acrobats (as seen on America’s Got Talent) for a short time as Assistant Audio/Visual Coordinator in mid-late 2011 not even a year after your debut on the underground hip-hop scene. If you could share the stage or work with any other 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

Fatboy: I would definitely love to travel with a band like Aerosmith. A lot of what I learned from Kenya Safari was showmanship and putting on an act rather than just going up on stage and doing a random string of songs. I know observing a great group like Aerosmith would be an unforgettable course on pure, heartstopping entertainment. I’d love to tour with Cee Lo Green because I know he’d hit the more ecclectic spots that I prefer, the places with the low lighting and the “moonlighting” atomosphere that makes you wish your woman was there, plus his music is killer. Whoever I worked with would have to have crazy on-stage energy because at the end of the day I love being able to just be a fan and enjoy the show.

Mistajay: Speaking of the local scene from your area how would you describe it and it’s growth?

Fatboy: North Carolina is a land filled to the brim with talented individuals. Many people from promoters to artists to producers and dj’s are damn good at what they do. However, NC as a whole has hurdles that we have to jump before we can be taken serious as the force that we are. By now everyone on the scene knows the issues we face and I can only hope we all do what’s necessary to make it happen. North Carolina Hip Hop is definitely where it’s at though.

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2013? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

Fatboy: I see hip hop moving up, continuing the forward progress we’ve all grown to expect and respect. I believe a lot of things will stay the same (there will always be a new one hit wonder to be heard), but I also see a lot of things slowly taking shape that will revolutionize hip hop as we know it. As with most things its going to take time. So I think we can expect to hear Waka for years to come, and YMCMB manhandling the charts too, but the type of music that will be made and the way it will be handled will undoubtedly change gears.

Mistajay: You stated that your 2011 was rounded out with numerous radio interviews, as you began plans for expansion into the statewide and regional (South Eastern U.S) markets in 2012. What are your other future plans?

Fatboy: I’m seeking promoters, sponsors, and investors to put together a tour for myself and a few of the artists in my camp ( Staxx). I have a mixtape and an EP dropping this year with parties in the works for both. And I’m working with BREEDtheMONSTER on her first all original release. Other than that I’m doing as many shows and interviews as I can get my hands on to make my brand known.

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

Fatboy: Hip hop/Rap is an artform, people. It’s not a job, it’s not a lottery ticket, its not a revenue stream. Respect the craft and do it for the sheer love and passion. Otherwise you’re wasting time.

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

Fatboy: If you can remember “ImTheFatboy” you can find me almost anywhere. (ex. twitter @ImTheFatboy,, etc.)


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