Up and coming rap artist Antonio Walker, better known as his stage name, Y-Not Tone is the latest DC area rapper to throw his hat in the game. A talented writer and artist, Tone began his career at an early age freestyle flowing in local battles throughout the DMV area. Labeling music as his savior, Tone raps about the trials and tribulations of growing up in the inner city and witnessing friends being murdered, dope-dealing or sent to prison.
Tone’s on course to travel his own path and is determined to define who he is as a person and independent artist. He knows the odds are against him, being hailed from the DC area where not many artists reach the level of success as their northern counterparts, but he’s up for the challenge. He says, “Every day is a struggle but I have to stay on my grind. I’ve been at the lowest of lows so the only way to go is up and that’s where I’m headed.”
Tone’s drive and passion are the qualities that will get him in the game and his determination will help him have staying power which is evident in his music and work ethic. “I can’t imagine a world without music. I love writing and rapping, and it inspires me so much, to know that people are moved by what I do. My style is raw, it’s real and it’s what I’ve been thru that makes it so much better.”