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Tone Da Boss
||Cedar Rapids, IA
About the ArtistTone Da Boss, born Antonio Chalmers on July 26th, 1988, comes from a lower class family in Chicago, Illinois. What most would call hard times is a walk in the park for this hardworking young man. Growing up in the era of and being inspired by Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, and the Fugeez, Tone Da Boss brings a lot of the original 90s hip hop into today’s sound and his style is influenced by Ludacris, T.I., Young Buck, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. He possesses the drive and ambition to go out to spread the word and accomplish things on his own. He is fully devoted to making a name for himself in the music industry.Tone calls himself “Da Boss” because he has been working since the age of 12 to find ways to make money and to support his family on his own. He has had his own house and cars since the ripe age of 14 and became musically involved at the age of 16. Since then Tone has dedicated his life to do whatever it takes, at any cost to become successful and move his family up and out of the ghettos of Chicago. He designs his own album covers, websites, prints, and distributes his own CD’s. Tone is not only a one- man team, but can also be described as a new-age Renaissance man.His unique voice and versatile lyrics makes him not only a force to be reckoned with but also someone who can relate to all audiences. Tone’s ability to write a radio ready single in less than 20 minutes also keeps him very productive. With over 300 full songs recorded in the last 2 years, he is definitely what you call a workaholic.In the last two years, Tone has released two full albums; Street Anthems, and his self-titled album It’s Tone. Street Anthems, released in 2007, featured not only two of his fellow rap group members, but also songs with G-Unit members 40 Glocc and Spiderloc. It’s Tone, released in 2008 accompanied by a mix-tape, was the artist’s first solo album, and went on to sell over 5,000 copies even without a distribution deal. Tone sold every copy himself, traveling to numerous cities in Iowa. He has done several features with different underground artists and has made numerous mix-tape appearances throughout the nation. He’s opened up for the likes of Bizzy Bone, Jo Jo, Lloyd, Ciara, Ja Rule, Young Buck, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Lil Boosie, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, and more. There isn’t an artist more ready, willing and to make an impact on the industry than Tone Da Boss.
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