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TONIO / Blog

Biography

Antonio "Tonio" Echols was born on June 22 in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised on the Southside (Englewood) of Chicago. He came from humble beginnings and he truly never meets a stranger. Tonio's former interest is in real estate & he has owned and operated a restaurant, rim shop and several properties in Chicago and Texas. Those interests now take a back seat to his first love, music! Tonio is not only an artist but comes to the entertainment industry as a business man, adding Block 424 Entertainment/Records to his arsenal! Music has always been his passion. Tonio brings to his audience a new-found energy, with a unique style. Tonio has been rapping since the early age of 10. Since then, he has done performances in Chicago, Atlanta, Indiana, and Texas. Tonio brings real life moments to his music and captures his audience in his stories. Tonio's thirst for financial independence led him to Chicago's mean city streets of gang affiliations, & drug dealings that calculated in the upper hundred thousands? possibly millions! What most would consider a stumbling block has been Tonio's stepping stone. During his run in with the law he gained a powerful ally, Ronald Isley. Ronald heard Tonio & gave him personal & confidential advice ultimately encouraging Tonio to use his God given gifts to inspire others. Ronald Isley (Mr. Biggs) & Tonio have a surprise in store for the world to witness. All will soon say what mr. Isley says about Tonio: He's Got It!!!

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