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February 26, 2012


From Covina/Los Angeles, CA, Hi-Tone (Tony Valenzuela) began to live with his mother and sister at a young age after his parents divorced, due to his father’s abusiveness and alcoholism. The rapper experienced the struggles of life begin raised by a low-income single parent mother. He used poetry to portray his life experiences and emotions into words.

Tone found his passion in music after recording his first song at the age of just 15. He decided this is what he was born to do and began to focus on music as a career, not a hobby. Hi-Tone is a unique and creative individual that likes to express himself through what he calls F.A.M.E. (Fashion, Art, Music, and Entertainment).

Hi-Tone’s fascination with the art of tattooing began at the age of 17 when he got his first tattoo. Inspired by many close friends and family members that are tattoo artists, Tone decided to become a professional tattoo artist himself. His body is covered almost in its entirety with intriguing and award winning art.

Tone is no stranger in the music business. He has been in a group for many years. Hi-Tone does not regret the past and is thankful for all the learning experiences he has had with being a group, but is now more than excited to going solo for the first time in his music career.

HI-TONE has had a large amount of influence in his life and this comes through in his music. It has not been an easy road by any means, but this rich diversity is what inspires HI-TONE to connect with others. With a love for creativity and a desire to be his most authentic self, he keeps his music personal and undisguised. It is those connections that he lives for, and his supporters that inspire to keep doing what he loves best.

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