Tone! is only 25, but he feels he is a “vet” in the Hip Hop realm. In 2016, it’ll be 10 years since he’s been in the game. A few years ago, Tone recorded the hot single “No Cuffin (Remix)” with Future and Stuey Rock. It’s been over a year since Tone released a project, but he’s coming back like he’s never left.
Tone! is from College Park, Atlanta, born and raised. It was a no-brainer for the Tone to title his upcoming project “The Soufside.”
“I went to school on the south side, played ball on the south side and threw all of my events on the southside,” he said. “They know me and I know them.”
Tone’s project will feature appearances from Boosie Badazz, Young Scooter, Shawty Lo, Project Pat, Lil Durk and more. Tone may possibly have a song with Starlito.
“I’m actually thinking about putting this freestyle joint me and Starlito did to Shawty Lo’s “Commas,” he said. “Me and Lito hooked up via Twitter. I was actually getting the verse done for Shawty Lo, but he finished his tape too fast. We will see.”
Tone revealed he met Lil Durk through Young Scooter.
“I was in the studio producing a few records for Scooter… he hit up Durk since they were in the city. Durk, [Lil Mouse], and their whole clique pulled up. I recorded Durk and Scooter’s verses. Mine’s came later.”
Tone’s record with Boosie is titled “Gutta.”
“I can say I probably had the most fun recording ‘Gutta’ with Boosie though since we were actually in the studio together for that song,” he said.
Tone met Boosie while engineering the Baton Rouge rapper’s song “Pots and Stoves” with Scooter.
“After I recorded him, he told me I was the coldest engineer he’d ever worked with,” he said. He told his people to get my number asap. …I’ve probably engineered over 150 songs for Boosie now and over 75 of them were produced or co-produced by me.”
Tone! said all of the records on the project are his favorite.
“There is no best song on the tape for me,” he said. “Every song was strategically chosen to be on the tape. This is over a year’s worth of recording, so it wasn’t just thrown together.”
Tone! said the theme behind his project is “the struggle.”
“I’ve been through so much these past two year that every song on the tape has a story, has substance,” he said.
Tone! said listeners will be able to relate to his project due to his honesty.
“I feel like the more flexing you do on songs, the less connection you make,” he said. “Everybody don’t have money, but everybody do have problems.”
Tone’s “Soufside” is slated to drop July 1 via DatPiff.