Debut R&B artist Tone BlacQ has his sites set on Fall release.
Ladies beware…the mellifluous sounds of Tone BlacQ have reached the ears of the public…and we're all drawn in like a moth to a flame. But who could resist the talents of a 26-year-old Adonis who has built his craft on the foundation of legends like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Al Green. This sultry new artist and his honeyed voice credits his mother, who raised him listening to the soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway, from whom he has cultivated his rich, sexy, soulful style.
A middle child of 7 brothers and 3 sisters, Tone always possessed a hard-working and outgoing personality. Persuaded into singing "I'll Make Love to You" for a junior high school performance, which was wonderfully received, Tone realized his calling in life. He went on to join a trio in high school and briefly worked under the tutelage of singing sensation Whitney Houston's father (John) and brother (Michael). Experiencing the ins and outs of this industry, Tone eventually set out on his own, becoming partners with his brother and manager MarQ4SelF, to write and produce songs that highlighted Tone's tremendous abilities.
Determined to make R&B his own, Tone BlacQ is currently working on his debut album entitled BlacQ's Book. Expected to be released in the fall of 2008, the album incorporates the skills of producers Easy Mo Bee (who produce tracks for many of today's top artist: including the late great Notorious B.I.G.) and the sensational team of Pookie Samples, MarQ4selFand Tone BlacQ. This expectional vocalist from the Bronx, feels that this album possesses the raw appeal that's missing today. "Everything is either too rough (sounding more like Hip-Hop as oppose to rhythm and blues), watered down or just doesn't posses the vocal ability and lyrical content true R&B should. Besides, real R&B shouldn't sound forced, " comments Tone.
Truly distinguishable from the crowd, Tone trusts that his ability to play numerous instruments, write and arrange his own lyrics and produce tracks, gives him an extra edge, connecting him closely with the industry he loves so much. Viewing music as a mutual relationship, Tone feels it gives you a chance to express yourself and give back to others all at once: "You can do so much with it. It sets your mood, hypes you up, and rejuvenates you". Therefore fulfilling the 'Tone Blacq Experience', which means (that each listener leaves satisfied); taking with them his personal mantra: Live Life! Don't turn down opportunity! Don't be afraid to try!
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