Fat Rat DaCzar to perform at the Ribs and Renaissance Festival, June 2nd, 2012
It can only be described as presence.
From the moment he takes the stage there's a heightened anticipation, a breathless moment of expectation and excitement. He is an imposing figure, but he doesn't throw his weight around. As he grips the microphone, some members of the audience close their eyes and bob their heads to his rhythmic delivery. From places unknown, he weaves tales of street dreams, loss, struggle, survival, and at the end of it all, a particular brand of hope that sustains listeners who often feel lost in a sea of hopelessness. Those who know his music, know that this is Hip-Hop. His fans wave their hands in the air in expressive appreciation. Like willing acolytes, they await his anointing. But he will not play false prophet for their entertainment.
He is Fat Rat Da Czar. And his presence is felt.
Making up one-third of South Carolina hip-hop super-group StreetSide, Fat Rat has demonstrated an aptitude with rhyme that is consistently dynamic.
A seasoned hip-hop veteran, Fat Rat has opened shows for many of the genre's greats including Ludicris, Talib Kweli, Trina, and the late Notorious B.I.G.
The true gift Fat Rat displays is an uncanny ability to stay on an evolutionary path musically. He continues to revamp, reinvent and, ultimately, remain relevant.