Antonio Richards aka Exotictonez was born in New Orleans and raised in Marrero, Louisiana. He began playing music in the 4th grade. After playing the snare drum for many years, he became intrigued with producing music while attending high school. He bought a Casio keyboard and began making beats for other students in the area. After graduation, Exotictonez pursued a degree in audio production to further his knowledge of music. In 2007, Exotictonez moved to Georgia to finish school and pursue his dream of bringing a new sound to the music industry. He has many influences ranging from Quincy Jones to Timbaland and everyone in between. Besides production, he is skilled in sound design and audio post production for games and film. Exotictonez is dedicated worker and has big plans in his future.