That Mexican OT shares his new video for “Skelz,” a beat-shifting lyrical showcase that shows why OT is one of the hottest rising rappers of the moment. Produced by DJ Skelez, Freek van Workum, Jonny Shipes, Olivier Bassil & Subb, “Skelz” kicks into gear with screaming guitars and a slinking bassline laid over live drums, providing a canvas for OT to flex his verbal muscles via Texas-fried triplets: “When I pop out I smell like a skunk/Gang banging, I be stacking like a bunk/F*ck around and throw ya daddy in the trunk/AR-15 got him walking like he drunk/I ain’t scared of them, I put it on Chuck/You a b*tch-ass punk.”
Part-way through, the song slows down to halftime, but the Houston-area rapper keeps his tempo, rolling his r’s as he finishes his verse. The video, directed as always by DGreen Filmz, gives a glimpse into OT’s ladies’ man lifestyle, as he moves from conquest to conquest with a smile on his face.
Following the recent video for “15 Missed Calls” ft. Sploosh God, “Skelz” is a highlight from OT’s brand new album Lonestar Luchador, recently acclaimed by Pitchfork (7.5). A concept album that draws parallels between the rap game and the high-flying world of Mexican wrestling, Lonestar Luchador is an ambitious effort that incorporates a world of wide-ranging influences and sharp pop cultural references into OT’s Texas-fried sound.
Home to OT’s Billboard Hot 100 hit”Johnny Dang,” which has generated over 67 million streams across platform including 8 million just last week, 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 is quickly climbing charts, reaching #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and climbing 35 spots on the Billboard 200 to reach a new peak of #71. Featuring additional guest appearances from BigXThaPlug and Big Yavo, Lonestar 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, “Johnny Dang” has become a sensation, garnering over 40 million Spotify streams and 22 million YouTube views since its late-May release.
The Paul Wall and Drodi-featuring song spent weeks in the top ten of Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart, and just last week, hit a new #65peak on theBillboard Hot 100 chart. This week, “Johnny Dang” rose to new peaks on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs (#16) and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (#20) charts. OT’s “From The Ranch” version of “Johnny Dang” recently caught viral traction on Twitter, inspiring “From The Block” filmmaker AZae to bring OT back for a second “From The Ranch,” this time for a performance of “Cowboy Killer.”
This fall, That Mexican OT embarks upon 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-crosses 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. Featuring support from OT’s “Johnny Dang” co-pilot Drodi, the tour promises the first-ever performances of songs from OT’s brand new album Lonestar Luchador. Tickets for the “Lonestar Luchador Tour” are available at ThatMexicanOT.net