This Canadian MC from Toronto represents for the disenfranchized youth of the Chester Le housing community; a low income housing complex in Scarborough, Ontario. When he first got onto the rap scene it was in a rap group called YOUNG N.A.P.P.S., consisting of other local artists from his old neighbourhood. The name Tona came about because of his distinctive tone of voice, but he always use to compare his lifestyle at one point to the Daytona 500, so he incorporated the two (although he recently changed his name from Daetona to Tona due to fans confusing him with Black Jays affiliate Daytona from the Bronx).
Tona’s newest song ‘Fast Pace’ feat. Saukrates & T.R.A.C.K.S. is the 2nd single from the newly released, Direct Deposit LP.
Watch the video for ‘MAJOR’ from the Direct Deposit album:
Direct Deposit is the collaboration album between Tona & Lyve. The project is available on iTunes/Amazon & in stores across Canada now!
WWW.BIGTONA.COM New site up now!!
Tona is also on Myspace.