Perhaps you’ve heard the name before, or by the previous alias Style (or Tony Tone not to be confused with any of the other people to go by that name). T.O.N.E-z signed with Select Records (a powerhouse in the early 90s, featuring acts such as Chubb Rock, Kid N’ Play and M.O.P.). His first release was entitled “In Tone We Trust”. He also released two singles, “The Assassinator” and “What a Brother Know”. After parting ways with Select he dropped the Style alias they had given him and started going by T.O.N.E, which eventually morphed into T.O.N.E-z. From 2003-2008 he has sold 10’s of 1000’s of mixtape.
Fast Forward 2011! T.O.N.E-z landed the theme song for the hit FX Chanel TV drama “Justified” (10 million viewers per week). First season DVD for Justified (which features the music video for the theme song) has sold over a million copies and counting. T.O.N.E-z also received an Emmy nomination for the theme song “Long Hard Times To Come” and has become the 1st rapper to ever be nominated for an Emmy. T.O.N.E-z appeared in Justified 3rd season-episode 4 as a character named (Barnes) one of “Limehouse”-played by veteran actor Mykelti Williamson (Forest Gump, Waiting To Exhale, ATL) Hench men. T.O.N.E-z character (Barnes) makes his return in season four-episode 12 of (Justified)2013!
T.O.N.E-z has also had 4 songs used in the new hit MTV reality show “Bucwild”and has had music on Fox’s hit television show “Bones”(2013). The latest release from T.O.N.E-z is “Hennessy And Moonshine” produced by Rench of Gangstagrass and has already sold over 10,000 copies in it’s first 2 weeks of release. The sky is the limit for this veteran hip hop legend!