Carpe Diem

by Tona

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Toronto-native, Tona, returns with ‘CARPE DIEM’, his first solo project since the release of Silversrping Crescent in 2013. Heralded by the single “Long Winded Road”, the 13-track album features hard line yet harmonious production courtesy of longtime collaborators Lyve and Rich Kidd, as well as Grammy-nominated Paperboy Fabe and Tona himself. Etched with personal tales of self-accomplishment, relationships and hometown pride, CARPE DIEM shows a side of the Toronto vet that has yet to shine. In classic hip-hop bar-stacking form, this album shows growth in content and lyrical maturity that seizes the musical landscape yesterday, today and tomorrow. It’s a rare window into the complex artist and person that is Tona.

Tona has had an illustrious career in the Canadian and international hip-hop market over the past several years, both as an independent artist and in associated groups Freedom Writers and Naturally Born Strangers. Tona has consistently created a body of work and professional foundation worthy of media attention from outlets such as Much Music, Exclaim!, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC)., Source and XXL Magazine. Additionally, Tona has also shared the stage with critically acclaimed hip hop greats - M.O.P., Nas and Wu-Tang duo Redman and Method Man to name a few. Currently, Tona is a key collaborator in the legendary Billy Danze’s (of M.O.P.) We Build Hits movement, which is an international coalition of artists and producers chosen for their drive, creativity and ability to stand strong in today’s competitive music market.

Most recently, Tona has been recognized for his contributions to a 2014 JUNO Award nominated ‘Rap Recording of the Year’, acknowledging his commitment to artistic and technical excellence in all aspects of music. With ‘CARPE DIEM’ in the stores today, Tona will continue the year with touring and collaborative projects throughout 2015.

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released July 7, 2016

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TONA Toronto, Ontario

Not your average master of ceremony or MC, Tona, armed with an in depth understanding of the power and the complexity of words, and a love of Hip hop, has developed his own creative niche through aboriginal and versatile demonstrations in an era where the true art of Hip hop seems to have been lost. ... more

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