Since the early 90’s, Memphis has been the birthplace to many great Hip-Hop acts such as; Juicy J, Yo Gotti, Young Dolph, Eight Ball & MJG and more. These artists have since laid down the foundation for the next generation of Southern rap, including up and comer Tony Swag, who’s located just 45 minutes West, in a small-town called “Parkin.”
Tony Swag is best known for being apart of the duo Dirty Ark Boyz, who collaborated with Young Dolph and Sonny Digitallast year on their popular single “TMIH.” Now, Tony is planing to take the solo route and recently released his debut mixtape “Big Tony.” The 18-track project has no features, no big name producers or gimmicks, just a real captivating story that many can relate too, solidifying “Big Tony” as a fan favorite and soon-to-be street classic.
“This project was just for the people in my city. I got over 100 songs done. Almost a whole project with Zaytoven and a single with Gucci coming soon. But it was important for me to put this out first. Where I’m from, I’m the big homie, they call me Big Tony. This is the story, the motivation, this is the blueprint to how I made it out.”
Now the Arkansas-native releases the first official video off the project, “The Intro,” directed by Cb.Four. The visual takes place on a rooftop in L.A.; with cameos by Flip Major, Yung LB, Steelz and Love & Hip-Hop’s Just Brittany. Take a look at the visual at the very top and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.