White Rap Pass Granted #1: Tony D
Ignoring the clamour from idiots who think Everlast is any good, we grant our first Cracker Pass of the new regime to one Tony D. Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t the Anthony who produced joints for MC Serch and numerous fools on Idlers. This is the Trenton legend Tony D. The YZ-PRT hate triangle Tony D. Crusaders for Real Hip-Hop Tony D. Selling many records on eBay Tony D. It would be easy to grant him a license based on his dope production work, but we’re giving it to him for his MC’ing, straight up. He might not be kicking the polysyllables or the igpay atinlay, but he’s pretty nice with his.
We asked Tony to put us up on his Trenton classics: “I think ‘Rock Dis Funky Joint’ would be first. I’m really big on this Black Prince and Aziatic stuff. He’s got this track called ‘Contact’ that is amazing. Then there was another thing, this album by a guy called Baby Chill who was a spin-off of YZ that no-one ever heard. He passed away. We did a 16 song LP that never got signed, and that was some of my best beats. I’d split with PRT so all my beats were going to this kid. And then there’s the unreleased Blvd. Mosse stuff…” Trust us, we want to hear it all. You can read our full in-depth Tony D interview in a forthcoming HHC, but for now we’re just laminating that Cracker Rap pass…
Tony D – Check The Elevation
Almighty & KD Ranks (prod. by Tony D) – Trenton Where We Live
Poor Righteous Teachers (prod. by Tony D) – Time to Say Peace (original mix)