‘Smart Ass Black Boy: Redux’ is the 10th anniversary remixed and remastered edition of Houston rapper Fat Tony’s second studio album and first for Young One Records (an early Partisan imprint).
‘Smart Ass Black Boy’ was one of the most acclaimed hip-hop records of 2013, ultimately becoming one of the most beloved Houston rap records of the 2010’s. The album landed on year-end lists at Complex and VICE, with Noisey and Pitchfork premiering the videos for ‘BKNY’ and ‘Hood Party’ respectively. It was featured in NPR’s First Listen series where they described it as “refreshing” and “promising,” while Pitchfork said it “absolutely knocks.” Robert Christgau gave the record an A review (“homespun and
imaginative”), and Rolling Stone called it a “thoroughly enjoyable batch of smart-ass raps.”
Fat Tony has since released records with Don Giovanni and Carpark, most recently this year’s ‘I Will Make a Baby in this Damn Economy’.
‘Smart Ass Black Boy: Redux’ is released on opaque red vinyl with printed inner sleeve on Partisan. The album features a never before released ‘BKNY (Remix)’, featuring new verses from Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Melo-X, and GLDNEYE.
Smart Ass Black Boy (Redux)
Final Destination (Redux)
Creepin’ (ft. Jahlil Nzinga) (Redux)
BKNY (ft. Old Money) (Redux)
I Shine (Redux)
Never Let You Go (ft. Shan) (Redux)
Hood Party (ft. Kool A.D. and Despot) (Redux)
Frenzy (ft. GLDNEYE) (Redux)
Father’s Day (Redux)
Sleepover (ft. Shawn Neon) (Redux)
The More Things Change (The More They Stay The Same) (Redux)
BKNY [Remix] (feat. Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Melo-X, and GLDNEYE) (Redux)