“So what drives you to rap; is it hobby or destiny?
Do you thrive for the fame or have internal chemistry?
Do you have what it takes to live with snakes in this industry?
Do you have the willpower to concentrate through adversity?
Questions of the game you better answer thoroughly
A thorough breed lives and breathes this business passionately
Only a fraction of emcees hardly fit the position
Acting like winning battles is supreme competition”—Organic Flow
Listen To: Organic Flow
Living in a time in which “rappers” are as common and repetitive as fast food restaurants on every corner, 2-T.O.N.E. brings a delectable blend of palate pleasing flows and mentally stimulating rhymes.
His music reverberates with both passion and pain, incorporating a versatility that reflects 2-T.O.N.E.’s unique life story. Born Thomas D. Pecora, the eldest son to a blue-collar, Italian immigrant in the North Marketview Heights section of Rochester, NY, 2-T.O.N.E.’s journey started on a rocky foundation. Compounded by his mother’s drug and alcohol addictions, neighborhood racial tensions and frequent brushes with the law, 2-T.O.N.E.’s early life was filled with rage, resentment and shame.
In order to escape his reality, 2-T.O.N.E. found solace in the lyrics of Hip-Hop artists like Rakim, KRS-One and Tupac Shakur. Gaining a reputation in the neighborhood as “the kid who knows ALL the rap songs,” 2-T.O.N.E. would memorize his favorite lyrics, from his favorite rappers, and perform for friends and family. Eventually, 2-T.O.N.E. started to capture his own unique experiences; designing original lyrics that led to his true calling as a Hip-Hop artist. As a direct result, 2-T.O.N.E. was becoming known for his raw delivery and genuine content in street cyphers, winning numerous freestyle battles in Upstate NY, and performing in various underground venues across New York City.
Unfortunately, the streets caught up with 2-T.O.N.E. After dropping out of high school in the 9th grade to live a “hard knock life” and surviving a near death experience, 2-T.O.N.E. realized that a life change was in order. Next, he embarked on a new journey that led to a fresh perspective on life, in spite of past sorrows and current troubles.
Triumphantly, 2-T.O.N.E. pursued his GED, along with both a Bachelor and Master degree. This move took 2-T.O.N.E.’s lyrical vernacular and consciousness to an even greater level. It also helped him reconnect with his musical Hip-Hop roots and brought an entirely new and broader audience of listeners to his door. As a writer, 2-T.O.N.E. has over 100 songs to his credit. Additionally, he has been featured on multiple radio stations and has performed live shows across the U.S.
In late 2013, shortly after relocating to Atlanta and launching 2nd Life Entertainment, LLC—his independent record label, 2-T.O.N.E. began recording his debut album entitled 2 Sides to Everything. With the release of his 1st single “Organic Flow,” 2-T.O.N.E. has solidified his spot as a true and authentic Hip-Hop lyricist. He will begin touring in late 2014 and looks forward to taking the rap scene by storm.
2-T.O.N.E. WEBSITE: http://www.2ndlifeentertainment.com
Links to Purchase Music:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/organic-flow-single/id855325076
Social Media Links:
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/2TONE_Official