Quick likkle feature on my man Tona courtesy of TheSource.com’s International Spotlight. Silverspring Crescent June 18th!!!
Hailing from Ghana Africa, Kwame Nantwi’s name, “Tona”, was given to him because of his distinctive tone of voice, which he uses not only to project his rhymes, but also a unique style that transcends the typical boundaries of the Hip hop genre.
By the time he recorded his first EP, Tona appeared in the 2004 CBC documentary Rhyme Pays: Hip Hop and the Marketing of Cool, a one hour special for CBC MARKETPLACE that discussed hip hop from a marketing standpoint. The film featured Russell Simmons, Damon Dash and was scored by producer, Agile, (Nas, Methodman). Also featured was Tona, one of three rappers invited to battle in the film, performing his original track, “Handle Your B.I.”
In 2005, Tona launched his own licensing company, Da District Entertainment, a tribute to his home district of Scarborough.
“Hip hop in Scarborough feels like the foundation of the culture to me.” says Tona, “You couldn’t go no where in our city and not interact with it some how. Even if you didn’t understand it, it wasthere – the music, the streets, the culture. I love my city for that.”
What the f*********ck! Era must have been happy as sh*t when this track came together cuz when I saw who he’s on the track with even I got all hip-hop-nerd-giddy-like. SICK LOOK. Track’s greazy too. Between this and the “1 Train” freestyle, Era’s officially on fire. Via XXL:
Hard hitting, aggressive, in your face, this track is all of that and more. With an all-star line up, we have Tony Touch featuring Raekwon, JD Era, Ghostface Killah and Rza for “Unorthodox.” This is a cut off Tony’s The Piece Maker 3… Return of the 50 MCs, which is in stores July 9th. Also, check out the amazing cover art above and listen to the record below.
Produced by Tony Touch and Psycho Les [of the Beatnuts].
The homie Redway drops official viz for “The Bottom” off his Live Free EP which is available now. “Auction”, “Remember Me”, “Life Goals”, “’89 Playa” & “Progression” still in heavy ro. Shouts to the team.
Since the release of their sophomore album, The Mint Condition, in 2011, The Extremities have stayed busy behind the scenes and on the stage. From crafting beats and songs for countless artists, rocking crowds at home and abroad, through long months of touring, endless studio hours, a tireless search for vinyl, while gaining many friends and fam across the continent, their new project emerged: the Re:Fresh…
Re:Fresh is a thank you to all their supporters, a FREE (name-your-price) offering set to showcase The Extremities as Canada’s Premier production duo. Re:Fresh is a blend of 17 beats de-stilled into 11 official remixes featuring an all star MC lineup including Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Ghettosocks, Ambition, Brandon Dramatic, Wordsworth and many more.
Shouts to Cuban who has been quietly and sporadically releasing stuff for a few years now. Like, he has teaser videos that I thought were dope that I haven’t even heard the full songs for…? I feel that with an organized, well-executed and more consistent push though he would have more buzz. Def still has lots of potential.
Cuban – Studio Moments Prt 1 (PartyNextDoor – Make A Mill) Keys Played By – T.Range Psych Ward Creative Group Inc.
A rare THROWBACK treat from the one & only Blake Carrington performing a FREESTYLE over the Nas classic “The World Is Yours” from the ground breaking illmatic album. Directed by: LXXXVIII Films *The visuals were captured during one of the O.U.I trips to New York City* The #FAILURE project is coming VERY SOON…#StayTuned