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EPISODE 7 - The World Famous Tony Williams

Tony Williams shares how his R&B musical roots influenced the rhythms of today’s Rap and Hip Hop music

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Title: EPISODE 7 - The World Famous Tony Williams

Host: Tomeka M. Winborne

Description: Tony Williams shares how his R&B musical roots influenced the rhythms of today’s Rap and Hip Hop music

Runtime: 42:47 minutes

ABOUT TONY WILLIAMS

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Antony “Tony” Williams has become one of the most heard voices in today’s musical landscape.  He has written, sung and performed with JAY-Z, Nas, The Game, Rick Ross, and most notably, his first cousin, Kanye West. He’s been by West’s side at the recording console from inception to end for every one of his solo albums as a vocalist, writer and / or arranger.  Williams has toured internationally with West on every major tour and has been a part of G.O.O.D Music since 2004.


 

In 2012 Williams’ debut album, “King or The Fool – An Opera: Volume I”, marked his official introduction as a solo artist.  Volume I is packed with all star features including vocals from John Legend, Raheem DeVaughn, and Stokely Williams from Mint Condition; as well as production from No I.D., Bink!, Hit Boy and Kanye West.

“To Gain The World: King or The Fool, Volume II” was recorded while Williams was helping Kanye West to create “The Life of Pablo”.  He is also credited as a writer for the song, “Waves” featuring Kid Cudi and Chris Brown.  Volume II is “the essence of pure soul”, in his words which “encompasses the blues, funk, rock –and-roll, jazz and gospel.  All of those genres grew from soul”.

A selfless innovator, he promises consistency while still aiming to reinvent himself with every record. 

 

 


 

 

 

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