TONA – THE IVY LEAGUE Coming out of Scarborough, veteran rapper Tona marks his return with a new project, and even bigger aspirations. ‘THE IVY LEAGUE’, Tona’s follow-up project to his debut solo ‘CARPE DIEM’ in 2015, serves as a testament to his keen ear for production, bass-heavy vocals tones and silky bars, but also Tona’s ability to create a cohesive sonic experience.
Heralded by the most recent single “Red Eye,” the 17-track album features hard line yet harmonious production courtesy of longtime collaborators Rich Kidd, as well as Grammy-nominated Tone Mason and heavy hitter producer 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red. Etched with many personal tales of self-accomplishment, relationships, social views, political and morally ethical content mixed in with that hometown pride, ‘THE IVY LEAGUE’ shows a very introspective side of the Toronto vet that has yet to shine.
“The Ivy League persona was applied as a metaphor to demonstrate exactly how prestigious my career has been up until this point. The same way an Ivy League school would be classified as the highest level of academics pursuit, this is definitely a very high level of my artistry,” Tona adds.
In classic hip-hop bar-stacking form, ‘THE IVY LEAGUE’ 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 while demonstrating some unlimited range.
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More new new from Tona’s upcoming project, The Ivy League. Album on the wayyyy…
On the heels of his latest single release, “GRIME DATE”, Tona makes a return with its accompanying single and the visuals for “RED EYE”. Directed by 88 Everything once again, the single will appear on his forthcoming album, ‘THE IVY LEAGUE,’ The single that is produced by Beatchild; who has worked with the likes of, Drake, Glenn Lewis and Kardinal Offishall. The song also features Toronto native Fixaveli, who has been making a name for himself as of late.
“The song came out of a freestyle that was inspired by some ‘Two Oceans’ red wine,” Tona explains. “Everybody had left the studio thinking nothing of it, but a few months later, a vocalist who had been present during the session came back reciting the freestyle like it was a full blown song she had heard on the radio. I couldn’t ignore the signs at this point, and decided to actually turn it into a song.”
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ShaqIsDope’s breakout tape Black Frames established him as one of the most promising MC’s coming out of Toronto. After announcing to his fans that he would soon be dropping ShaqIsDope EP, Shaq returns from his hiatus to deliver “Wake Up,” an ode to all his naysayers over a banging production by Tory Lanez’s producer The Jenius . Listen to “Wake Up” below.
BBRC expanding the sound a little bit with the Beatface-assisted, TC Remix of “Somewhere”. Not mad at all. Shouts to the team. The push continues…
Project: TMR II (Loosies)
Song: “Somewhere (TC Remix)” with Beatface
Produced by “Book & Bronze”
Additional vocals by Rob GF
Mixed by Gavin Whelehan and Bronze. Mastered by Erich Preston.
Artwork by Ruffmercy x Bronze (RUFFNOTES)
(Photography by Krystina Pucci | Model: Kali’i Dixon)
Episode 7 – “Somewhere” The BBRC Boys have plans to hit up a westside pool hall for an evening of billiards and “competitive pickup art”. A series of surprises, hijinks, and unfortunate mishaps lead them all to different locales where they’ll spend the night waiting, for one another. Bronze, the brute of the crew, stands outs like a sore thumb at the country club; Roshin tries his luck juggling twin sisters at the wedding he accidentally crashes, and Arowbe wonders, “Whose basement is this?” In the end—lucky dogs—they all get the girl.