About A. Tone Da Priest
Called a shock rapper for his subject matter, praised for his innovation and likened to greats such as Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde, and even Beastie Boys, the Nirvana/Sum 41 influenced artist was first given an opportunity in the music industry as an intern for Grammy Award Winning production team the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League at Hot Beats one of Atlanta's premier recording studios in late 2007.
Taking on the role of Renaissance man, A.Tone is largely responsible for the majority of the production, engineering, art, and distribution on the several mixtapes and albums released independently from 2009 and on. Still A Rapper Pt 1 (2009), Just An Exercise... (2009), 16 (2010), The Address EP (2011), Stand By My Words (2011), The Fi King (2012) preceded his decision to rely primarily on live instruments, namely guitar and bass, to compose a sound-scape that has gradually become less synth and effect based.
Although LP, The Fi King, and mixtape, She Likes Me, released in 2013 contained elements of this evolution, October Sky released late 2012 marked a definitive change in ideals and style as lyrics became more figurative, the choruses more poppy and the musical back drops more lively than ever.