MOROCCO and MARTYR (Mixtape Release)
Tony Bones was born and raised in the South Minneapolis hood. Like many urban hustlers, poverty and the rough urban environment are to blame for his advanced hustling skills, despite. Tony Bones has been in music since he was five-years old as a singer in Church then at fourteen years-old Bones began freestyling. At eighteen years-old, Bones began writing and recording music. Known across the Midwest for his street hustle, Bones started Long D.O.E. Records LLC in 2002.
Big Wiz, aka Nic Swisher, was born and raised in South Side Mpls. He has lived in MN all his life. He's been a Hip Hop student since the 80's. Wiz, as his good friends call, him started free style'n in the basement with Lyrical Productions and linked up with SP Styles in the late 90's, when he had just begun writing, recording and performing. Around 2000 he formed a group with life-long friend Tony Bones. He released his solo album, Words of Wizdom, to much fanfare in the first quarter 2009.
If the time-frame of Meta's last project H.I.P., which was written and recorded in the space of two weeks, seemed impressive, his current pace is simply staggering. Releasing a song a day under the banner of Meta May, the rapper defines what it means to put in work. Today marks the final day of a 31 song run - all written, recorded and released day of. [City Pages, May 31, 2012]