The Tones are progressive masters in the creation of soulful and honest hip hop in its most appealing form. Being compared to the likes of Common, Kanye West, Blackstar, Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, and Little Brother, many might wonder how such a sound can be derived from the California Bay Area.
This versatile duo consists of rapper-producer, Retro, and rapper-singer, Suhn, who can sing anything from soul music to opera. ‘Dreamtalk’ is an album about pursuing dreams and living through the struggles and pleasures encountered on the way. ‘Dreamtalk’ also gives motivation to others in pursuit of their dreams. Mixing together a collection of bouncy party tracks, laid back soul grooves and vintage beats, The Tones hope to deliver a classic album.
Since the group first formed in 2001, The Tones have toured with the likes of Common, Slum Village, Little Brother, Roots’ drummer QuestLove, and Dr. Cornell West to name a few. Within the same period of time, Suhn and Retro have developed great musical chemistry along with friendship. Together, they have grown from amateurs to professionals, from brothers to fathers, and, from dreamers to conquerors. Still they never stop dreaming. The Tones have ambitions and aspirations to create multi-platinum selling albums and, eventually, become CEOs of their own respective companies.
The Tones are a breath of freedom and a testament that Hip hop hasn’t died. It just needs a breath of fresh air; The Tones; creators of music that transcends genres beyond hip hop; or, simply put in the words of Grammy nominated artist Common, “[The Tones are] some real soulful brothers.”
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"The Tones are some real soulful brothers" - COMMON
"Dreamtalk is a complete album containing fifteen tracks of soul numbing, thought provoking music. Its actually a bit of a challenge to manifest a negative comment to say about it." - hiphopups.com
"One can confidently predict that the Tones will find their fan base with ease, as "Dreamtalk" is an assured and promising first outing." - Rapreviews.com
Dreamtalk is inspired and inspiring, relaxed, refreshing hip-hop guaranteed to satisfy." - Emusic.com
Release date: Dec. 2008
Format: CD, LP, mp3
UPC code: 844185073967
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