Rising southern rap star That Mexican OT brought the Texas Technician Tour to a sold-out crowd at The Pageant in St. Louis, Mo.

If you have not heard of That Mexican OT yet, you will be very soon. The Texas-based rapper has been gaining huge momentum over the past year and grabbing attention from Texas veteran’s such as Slim Thug and Paul Wall. He even secured a spot on the covenant XXL Freshman 2024 list.

Opening Acts

Drodi, a longtime friend of That Mexican OT and featured on several songs, opened the night. The Chicano rapper has a very laid-back presence yet a rapid-fire energetic flow. Even though he is still very much in the underground, the crowd was very receptive when he jumped off the stage and performed a couple of songs from behind the barricade.

Maxo Kream followed up by opening with “Murda Blocc” with bone-shaking bass and clever wordplay. The Houston-based rapper has certainly been around the “blocc” for a while and has a loyal following. The house really started jumping when he performed “Big Persona” a song he collaborated with Tyler, The Creator. It was a pleasant surprise to see him perform “Fetti”, one of Playboi Carti’s first underground hits which featured Maxo Kream.

The Lonestar Luchador

That Mexican OT’s set began with a WrestleMania-like intro from the speakers before he sprinted onto the stage at full speed and got the crowd in an uproar. He immediately grabbed a St. Louis Cardinals hat from a fan and then sprinted to the other side of the stage where someone threw another personal item onstage. This was the first of many items OT signed for fans during his set.

He jumped right into “Johnny Dang”, a song about the world-renowned “grill maker” from Houston. Often, you will catch OT grinning ear-to-ear flashing said grill. After the first song, he signed the Cardinals hat and invited the person onstage, who happened to be a 7ish-year-old girl. He p performed “Barrio” with her on stage, which mixes Texas trap with Mexican corridos.

You can describe OT’s sound as a flavorful Tex-Mex blend of corridos with southern trap, often switching from English to Spanish seamlessly. Definitely one of the more unique styles, bringing a fresh of breath air to hip-hop.




Ismael Valenzuela

St. Louis based photographer and writer.