Fat Boy (Tariq Kimbrough) and his team are arguably the hardest working artists in New Jersey right now. Tariq started his rise to stardom by making videos that went on to be viral not only in the United States but globally. Since making viral videos he has made the official transition from “Instagram Personality” to Recording artist who has already worked with multi platinum and Grammy nominated producers, artists’ and engineers.
Fat Boy released 2 projects before 2 Fat titled A Fat Kid Loves Cake hosted by DJ Louie Styles & Fat Bastard also hosted by DJ Louie Styles, but this new project with “Fuzzi Fuzz” & RGF Productions signifies a new level and much growth from Tariq. Earlier in the year there were multiple outlets reporting on a potential music deal having to do with Fat Boy, since then this is the only official indication that he is in partnership and working with a major label. Being from Jersey working with RGF Productions is a very great accomplishment and will no doubt motivate Tariq to continue making boss moves in the music industry.
This year Fat Boy can be seen in the viral Funk Flex freestyle by Meek Mill, signing a deal with PSD underwear, making his business official with an LLC, speaking on the phone with fellow mogul P Diddy and adding even more industry features under his belt.
A song that stands out from this new project is #6 “Found Myself”. Fat Boy takes a softer tone on this track then what we normally hear from him. He reminisces on the old days and also plainly states that he didn’t do any of this by himself, he stayed around some real friends who helped him get to where he is today. Something else that stands out on this new project are the features. We see long time collaborator and fellow jersey artist Lar$$en on many tracks and we also get a track with Fetty Wap and Fat Boy. Track #10 “It Look Right” is also very impressive. With features from Lar$$en, Kazzie Stoner, GMGB, Big Moose and Blaze Da Rebel of the Rebel Clan, wee see a new wave of Jersey artists that from the sounds of it are looking to take over the music game entirely.
Tariq Kimbrough aka Fat Boy has stated many times this year that he is done making videos that don’t promote his music for good. This new project is a clear indication of that, Fat Boy is definitely growing as an artist and it is very refreshing to see another hard working Jersey artist become a big name in music. A Fat Kid Loves Cake is out now on Spinrilla and 2 Fat featuring fellow jersey artist “Fuzzi Fuzz” is out now exclusively on My Mixtapez. Stay tuned for more work from Jersey artist Fat Boy. You can also check out some of the videos he has dropped this year below.