TNT Tha Nasty Tone / About
He was born Tony Williams in HARLEM,(expired link). His mother told him she knew he was special due to the date of his birth. Born 5/15 at 5:15 weighing in at 5lbs 15oz. (expired link) fell in love with music at the age of five. His step dad, an artist and singer in his own right, played an influential role in his life. His dad purchased a guitar for him to strum to his own tunes. Groups like KISS and QUEEN influenced his musical taste and brought him into the world of Rock-and-Roll. Later, he became influenced by Hip-Hop and formed a rap group named Magnificent Three, with his brother and cousin after relocating to Daytona Beach, FL.
There, in Daytona Beach, he became known as one of the founders of the local Hip-Hop scene. Shortly thereafter, he ventured off on his own, becoming one of the most feared MC’s on the microphone. Disappointed by so many hopeless promises, TNT took some time off to learn more about the music business. After raising a family, he rediscovered his passion for Hip-Hop. He started his first label, “FRESH KRUSH ENTERTAINMENT”, in 1996.
It was then that he released his debut album, “DA SILVA TONGUE DEVIL”, which was an acronym that stood for “Define All Sins In Lies Versus All Truth Over Negativity Give Us Every Dream Every Venture In Life”. More determined than before, he started separating himself from the pack. His word play is vivid and makes you feel like you are watching a music video. Throughout his solo career as an independent artist, TNT has performed with some legendary acts like Salt-N-Pepa, Kwame, (expired link). Magic Mike, Starrpoint, Keith Sweat, Johnny Kemp, (expired link), Public Enemy, the late great Heavy D, C&C Music Factory, and (expired link). Cool J., to name a few.
Nominated for the Best Soul/Rap Award for 1993 at the Florida Jammy Awards, TNT then went on to win the British Knights rap contest and then the 2007 Battle Fest in Central Florida. In October 2014, TNT won the much acclaimed Best Hip-Hop Video Award for his song DAYTONA from the Akademia Awards Show. Also, his song DAYTONA earned a plaque and was recently number one on rotation for December 2014 on KXRL Radio- Los Angeles, California.
He’s a breath of fresh air and his style, voice, and music, is a great marriage to HIP HOP.