That Mexican OT Shares Lonestar Luchador (Chopped Not Slopped), a Remixed Version of His Billboard 200-Charting Album

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    • That Mexican OT grew up steeped in the rich Houston rap scene, making music influenced by the region’s greats and the Tejano culture of his hometown of Bay City. Today, OT embraces a longstanding Texas tradition, sharing Lonestar Luchador (Chopped Not Slopped), a chopped-n-screwed version of his Billboard 200-charting album.

      Check out some of the most notable facts about That Mexican OT’s rise and view the full release below.

      • The 24-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 performed a Cypher at the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards, alongside Maiya The Don and Lanell Grant
      • OT’s career launched into the stratosphere when he shared the viral hit “Johnny Dang” ft. Paul Wall & Drodi, which has generated tens of millions of streams and climbed the Billboard Hot 100, spending 12 weeks on the chart and rising to a #65 peak.
      • “Johnny Dang” reached Top 20 peaks on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs (#14) and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (#19) charts
      • Lonestar Luchador is a breakout success, peaking at #59 on the Billboard 200 (it currently sits at #119); the album also peaked at #1 on Billboard Heatseekers and at #6 on Apple Music’s All-Genre Charts
      • OT recently wrapped first national headlining tour, the “Lonestar Luchador Tour,” selling out dozens of dates across the country. OT recently announced additional dates in cities like Fort Worth in October, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, and Sioux City, in November, and Tempe, AZ, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas in December
      • Recently profiled by the Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostXXL’s The BreakBillboardSPIN MagazinePassion Of The WeissHITS Daily Double, and his hometown Houston Chronicle

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

That Mexican OT Shares Lonestar Luchador (Chopped Not Slopped), Remixed by DJ Lil Steve of The Chopstars

The Rising Rapper Slows Down His Breakout, Billboard 200-Charting Album, Embracing a Longstanding Texas Rap Tradition

Credit: Andrea Asibor

The Project:

That Mexican OT has risen through the ranks of the Texas rap scene with raw rhyme skills and a healthy respect for his region’s rap tradition. Today, the Bay City native teams up with a Houston legend, DJ Lil Steve of The Chopstars, to release Lonestar Luchador (Chopped Not Slopped), a Chopped-N-Screwed version of his breakout album. Using the same technique perfected by the legendary DJ Screw, DJ Lil Steve molds OT’s clipped rhymes into languid, taffy-like shapes and chops the audio to highlight bars and create new grooves. The fast-talking hit “Johnny Dang” swangs like a low rider, while melodic highlights like “Breannan” and “Cowboy Killer” take on surreal dimensions, and the already-slow “OMG” grows even slower. Lonestar Luchador (Chopped Not Slopped) is available everywhere via Manifest/GoodTalk/Good Money Global.

Released in July, OT’s album  Lonestar Luchador, acclaimed by Pitchfork (7.5) is home to the single “Johnny Dang” ft. Drodi & Paul Wall. which has generated over 90 million streams on YouTube and Spotify alone, 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 made an immediate impact, reaching #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and peaking at #59 on the Billboard 200. Featuring additional guest appearances from BigXThaPlug and Big YavoLonestar 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, the Paul Wall and Drodi-featuring song spent weeks in the top ten of Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart, and spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #65#14 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and #19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

This fall, That Mexican OT completed 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-crossed 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. OT recently announced additional dates throughout the Southwest this fall and winter: tickets for upcoming That Mexican OT concerts are available at ThatMexicanOT.net

Recently profiled by the Los Angeles TimesSPIN 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 rhymer as he launches into the stratosphere.

Lonestar Luchador (Chopped Not Slopped)https://thatmexicanot.lnk.to/LonestarLuchadorCNS

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

Stream Lonestar Luchadorhttps://thatmexicanot.lnk.to/lonestarluchador

Watch “Johnny Dang” ft. Drodi & Paul Wall: https://youtu.be/tvmUrOSahsc

Buy tour tickets at ThatMexicanOt.net

Lonestar Luchador tracklist:
1. Commentator Skit 1 (ft. Ralph Barbosa)
2. Skelz
3. Johnny Dang (ft. Paul Wall & DRODi)
4. Opp Or 2 (ft. Maxo Kream)
5. Breannan
6. Commentator Skit 2 (ft. Ralph Barbosa)
7. Hit List (ft. BigXThaPlug & Big Yavo)
8. Barrio (ft. Lefty SM)
9. 15 Missed Calls (ft. Sploosh God)
10. Commentator Skit 3 (ft. Ralph Barbosa)
11. OMG
12. Groovin
13. Be Careful Texas
14. Conscience Skit (ft. Ralph Barbosa)
15. Cowboy In New York
16. Spanky Tommy Lee Skit (ft. Ralph Barbosa)
17. Cowboy Killer
18. Matagorda ft. Hogg Booma

Tour Dates:
November 10 – Albuquerque, NM, El Rey Theater
November 12 – Salt Lake CIty, UT, Sky SLC
December 27 – Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre
December 28 – Los Angeles, CA, The Novo
December 29 – Las Vegas, NV, Portal at Area 15


The Background: 

That Mexican OT embodies Texas culture like few artists working in rap today. Born and bred in Bay City, TX, OT proudly represents the Third Coast, and his new album Lonestar Luchador is a singular combination of the bold flavors that come together to create Texas. OT’s music fuses the screwed-up sound and trunk rattle of Houston rap, the furious flows and methodical bars of East Coast hip-hop, and the throwback feeling of classic norteño and Tejano, a showcase of the diverse styles that made OT the one-of-a-kind MC he is today. He’s collaborated with indisputable Texas legends like Paul Wall on his single “Johnny Dang,” as well as OG Ron C on the chopped-not-slopped version of his mixtape Nonsense and Mexican Shit, placing him firmly in the legacy of Texas slab music. Signed to Manifest/GoodTalk/Good Money Global, That Mexican OT isn’t just looking to the past; he’s giving his own fresh twist to a classic sound, like a supercharged engine under the candy-painted hood of an old-school Impala.

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Lonestar Luchador (Chopped Not Slopped)https://thatmexicanot.lnk.to/LonestarLuchadorCNS

“Groovin (Remix)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDgWN3ZbNA

“Matagorda” ft. Hogg Booma: https://youtu.be/txX3yRVhJ2c

“Skelz”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6wE1nOiL4

“15 Missed Calls” ft. Sploosh God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6wE1nOiL4

“Opp Or 2” ft. Maxo Kream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FEBBQIevpI

“Cowboy Killer”: https://youtu.be/MDrRTupceaI

Buy tickets to see That Mexican OT on Tour: ThatMexicanOT.net

Lonestar Luchadorhttps://thatmexicanot.lnk.to/lonestarluchador

“Breannan”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy30aMkQsxg

“Barrio” ft. Lefty SM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSF1w_NCDKI

“Johnny Dang” ft. Paul Wall & Drodi: https://youtu.be/tvmUrOSahsc