Tony Ro$e, born Anthony Coleman formally known as Pretty Tony fell in love with hip-hop at a very early age. Inspired by legends such as; Nas, Tupac Shakur, Big L and Jay Z, Ro$e began rapping at the age of 10. Three years later he began writing his own material. At age 17 he debuted on the track entitled "First Time I Seen Her" which featured Bay Area Legend, Mac Dre.
From 17 to 18, Ro$e performed several times at Portland, Oregon's historical Po Hop, hip-hop showcases before being brought up on charges of Armed-Robbery and serving a six year prison term.
Once released, Ro$e collaborated with Bay Area rapper Big Rich, "freestyle king" Mistah F.A.B., and J. Brice, formally of HBO's hit series "The Wire". Ro$e was also featured on various editions of Coast 2 Coast mixtapes, and made numerous appearances in videos on sites such as ; WSHH.com, YouTube.com, and RespectMyHustle.net alongside Reed Dollaz, Math Hoffa and Lil Fatz (founder of Coast 2 Coast mixtapes). Again, plauged with legal troubles, Ro$e served a small stint for Assault and Rioting. He is currently wrapping up a 30-month sentence for weapons charges. His street single "Another Rubberband (Franklinz)" continues to generate a buzz and keep his fans waiting for more.
Ro$e is considered one of hip-hops most promising stars of the future. With a timeless delivery, undeniable charisma, an undying love for the music, and a loyal team backing his play (Dream Team Music Group), soon we will be witnessing a rise of a dynasty. "I just wanna make music the people feel. The type of stuff that represents me and an entire generation. I would like to thank everybody who have been rockin and holdin me down for the long haul. I do it for you. True story. Shout out to S. Taylor, ma cutty Lu and the entire Dream Team. Life's good when you're a member. And I am proud to say I am one. Now pledge allegiance to this new cult culture". -Tony Ro$e