When the summer wraps up sometime after Labor Day, we’ll remember it in some circles as the summer that the indies bit hard into Texas rap again. BeatKing inked a partnership deal with Sony Red & Penalty Entertainment, Kirko Bangz ventured to the land of data mined single response that is 300, same home of T-Wayne and Chedda Da Connect and now, Fat Pimp, seven years after Warner Bros. lost faith while running with the trend of labels signing Dallas rap acts, inked a deal with California based Dirty Water Music.

“I’ve been through so many labels dropping me or simply not believing in me. All the years of making Billboard hits and working so hard, it feels good to have CKB Entertainment and Dirty Water believe in me to see my vision,” Fat Pimp said in a press release. “Now its time to go platinum and sell out these arenas.”

Fat Pimp’s name has been a fixture in the Texas rap scene and beyond ever since “Rack Daddy” popped off for him in 2008. His latest single, “Hurt They Feelings” has amassed over 25,000 plays on Soundcloud not to mention frequent rotation on MTV Jams. As long as Texas rap fans find a way to enjoy club music, especially Fat Pimp’s brand of club music then he should never have a problem selling out arenas and tours.