Today's BLACK VIBES artist spotlight is on rising Chicago based hip hop recording star and performer Tony 2 X, the artist formerly known as Kodak! Get familiar with the artist by following him on social media and checking out the bio below.
The Artist formerly known as Kodak, now "Tony 2X" was born in San Diego, California and raised in Chicago, IL. Tony 2X found a passion for Hip-Hop at an early age influenced by artists such as Tupac, Biggie, Twista, Crucial Conflict, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. In 2011, Kodak began his music career with a local Chicago Hip-Hop group Joint Logistics. Quickly catching onto the game, Tony had the pleasure of headlining for major artist such as Twista, Pharoahe Monch, Mystikal, Chino XL, Snow The Product, Master Ace, 9th Wonder and more. Tony 2X showed no signs of slowing down after releasing multiple mixtapes between 2011 and 2014 as well as shooting multiple videos and performing at venues all around the city; Tony gained the respect of Chicago's Hip-Hop scene. Tony began to develop a unique and everlasting style of rhyming. Sharpening his skills and perfecting his craft with the guidance of his Group-mate K-mind. They quickly got back on the grind releasing an album this time under the group Joint Logistics [Last Call] (October 2016). They also released another album [Blowing My High] (July 2017). Things were now back in full effect and they premiered two new music videos off the [Blowing My High] album "Fucked Up" and "Respect". It was finally the right time for Tony to drop his first solo album using a newly built home studio. Tony released his solo album "Community Service" (October 2017 under his former alias name Kodak). Teaming up with an independent distribution platform, he released his album digitally on all major digital distribution platforms along with a Joint Logistics Bandcamp page, and more. Tony also teamed up with an up and coming music videographer Dinero Films who has a long artist list of clients throughout Chicago. Together they released a music video to his debut single titled [The Intro] (New Beginnings). The artistic craftsmanship and sound of Tony's first album is truly something special. Tony has also reached other areas of success gaining traction with his hit single "Talk At All" earning him a video feature on BET JAMS. Along with magazine front cover placements on YV Hip Hop Magazine and features on Chiraq Magazine in his hometown of Chicago. Tony has currently released his sophomore album titled "Just Me" and has partnered with his long time Videographer Djordjo of "WhyCloudNine" films. Tony strategically plans to bring his supporters and fans more raw and uncut music from his life experiences, struggles, and successes. Keep your eyes open and your ears to the streets. As Tony states, "It's not always a clear view. Some will doubt you and some will ride with you but I'm always looking up"