2012 has come and Tona is ready to take it by storm. Just as the ball dropped to ring in 2012 Tona has dropped his new single with Torae and Eternia. Tona has said that this track is where his mind is at this year and it’s just a track sent out to the universe, not attached to any album or mixtape – basically it’s for the fans. What do you think of it??
- “No gimmicks. MORE Roc-A-Fella. More Creative. MORE Party.”
I was sooo bummed to miss the last MORE event, so you can mark my words when I say that I’ll be at this one! lol. You should too. Everyone I’ve asked about a MORE party has nothing but great things to say! Now, If that’s not good enough for you, then I ask you to take in the name of the event… MORE Roc-A-Fella… Jay Z, Kanye West, Cam’ron, Peedi Crack, Juelz Santana, Memphis Bleek and MORE! DJ’s Agile and The Boogeyman will paying homeage to the Roc-A-Fella family this September 19th at Woo Lounge!
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Art of Fresh is on a mission to bring butterfat boom-bap to the funk nation.
The duo is comprised of Guinness World Record setting rapper D.O., and Juno award winning producer Slakah is the Beatchild. Both artists bring their vocal talents to the group, while Slakah the Beatchild also focuses on providing the beats and production elements.
In 2008, the duo completed a 25-date national tour opening up for Sweatshop Union to mark the release of their debut album Back to the Earth (Northstarr / Nova Music Group / Universal). The album earned a 4 star review in Eye Weekly, charted as high as #2 on the national college charts, and the group made URB’s Next 1000 list. They also performed on MTV Live and had Myspace and Youtube features.
In addition to being a group, Slakah the Beatchild and D.O. are
also solo artists.
An accomplished emcee, D.O. he set a Guinness World Record by freestyle rapping over 8 hours and 45 minutes. In 2007, he released his debut album The Northstarr featuring the hits “Young Brother” and “Defy the Odds.”
Peep his new video:
Slakah the Beatchild is a Juno award-winning producer contributing to Divine Brown’s 2008 “Love Chronicles.” He’s been featured as producer on Juno nominated recordings from Shad and Ebrahim. Signed to BBE (Wil.i.am , DJ Jazzy Jeff), his debut album Soul Movement has been met with critical acclaim worldwide.
Peep one of his videos from that critically acclaimed album:
These two prove that Canadian talent is and can be very genuine. Keep up the good work guys. Their new album, entitled “Back to Earth” features appearances by King Reign, Tona, and JD Era.
Here’s a sample of that very song for you.
Art of Fresh – Get Money feat. Tona and JD Era
As a whole the album sounds kinda like lounge music to me; and I love to lounge. You could easily put this album on when you’re at a summer backyard BBQ, or just having friends over your loft apartment for apps and drinks recommended by Bella (ICU!).
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For more on Art of Fresh and a list of their tour dates: www.myspace.com/artoffresh
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This Canadian MC from Toronto represents for the disenfranchized youth of the Chester Le housing community; a low income housing complex in Scarborough, Ontario. When he first got onto the rap scene it was in a rap group called YOUNG N.A.P.P.S., consisting of other local artists from his old neighbourhood. The name Tona came about because of his distinctive tone of voice, but he always use to compare his lifestyle at one point to the Daytona 500, so he incorporated the two (although he recently changed his name from Daetona to Tona due to fans confusing him with Black Jays affiliate Daytona from the Bronx).
Tona’s newest song ‘Fast Pace’ feat. Saukrates & T.R.A.C.K.S. is the 2nd single from the newly released, Direct Deposit LP.
Watch the video for ‘MAJOR’ from the Direct Deposit album:
Direct Deposit is the collaboration album between Tona & Lyve. The project is available on iTunes/Amazon & in stores across Canada now!
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Tona is also on Myspace.