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Tony Redd is a Baltimore born Duval raised (Jacksonville, FL) rap artist on the rise. Being born into a family of drugs and crime is something that most would turn into a negative but not for Tony Redd. Although, his mother was a drug dealer turn addict and his father whom he never met is serving his second ten year bid in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder, Tony was determined not to make the path of his parents his own. Luckily, his grandparents took him out of that environment and that is when he was introduced to the West side of Jacksonville, FL where he attended school (West Jax, Butler Middle School, Andrew Jackson, and A. Phillip Randolph) and started his foundation for his career in rap. Even though Tony Redd wanted more for himself then the life of crime he was introduced to by his parents he still hit a bump in the road and took a shot at living the street life in an area of Jacksonville, FL known as Brentwood. In 2003 when things changed in the Brentwood area and in an attempt to clean his life up Tony enlisted in the army and was stationed in Norfolk, VA but after 6 years in the Navy he was kicked out due to a gun charge.
Ever since Tony Redd received the gun charge that subsequently ended his career in the Navy he took that as the green light to jump start his true passion of becoming a rapper. Musical influences have been all around Tony Redd, which have helped mold his career and pave the way for him to become the artist he is today. From the late great Mobb Boss (R.I.P) to being married to the niece of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star Tammy Rivera (wife of Waka Flocka), Tony was destined to be a part of the rap genre. Tony Redd has also been affiliated with some of Jacksonville, FL’s most influential when it relates to underground music, like Frank Coleone (brother of Mob Boss), Trapsquad Suave, Untame Ent., J. Pimp and more. Since 2009 Tony Redd has performed over 100 shows. In only one short year after being kicked out of the recorded Tony Redd completed his first mixtape in 2010 titled “A Day in Duval”. A Day in Duval was recorded in only one day at Hustle House Studios, which is something some seasoned artists can’t do.
With collaborations from artists all over the south like Biggz from Black Vinyl Records, Ron E. from Macon, GA, and Big D. from Untame Ent., you can see that other artists respect his creativity and talent. Tony Redd has had some accomplishments that artists that have been at the rap game for more than five years don’t have, like being a featured artist on www.djsymphony.com which is the Dj for Raekwon of the infamous Wu Tang Klan and having his song Gunpowder featured on an episode of the cartoon Jay’s Life. Tony has also peaked as high as #4 on the website reverbnation, which is a great accomplishment for artist in the underground realm. While he currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA, Tony plans to move his talent to Atlanta, GA the home of Hip Hop for the South. In his efforts to continue his career in music and to make sure that he makes a name for himself as a rapper, Tony Redd is finishing up a new mixtape/album called American Pie. From the American Pie LP Tony will release singles called Black Kardashian, American Pie, Hater Say and Higher. Living by his own quote “the streets ain’t a final destination it’s a pit stop" Tony Redd proves that where you come from doesn’t have to be where you end up.