|24hourhiphop.com recently sat down with Conscious Toney out of New York. He blesses us with a dope interview and tells us about what he has going, past, present and future. Shares some new music and videos. Conscious Toney also gives us some insight on his thoughts on hip hop and his personal life. Check out the interview from Conscious Toney below and let us know what you think!|
24HHH: Introduce yourself to everyone that doesn’t already know who you are?
Conscious Toney: This Conscious Fuckkk Toney
24HHH: How did you come up with your Producer/Artist name? Tell us about it.
Conscious Toney: My Father (R.I.P) has the same name as me, i’m a Junior. So people called him Toney instead of Ant, so i ran with that. Then the “Conscious” part just came from me being an aware person, and lastly my “Alter Ego”.
24HHH: Where are you from, and what was it like growing up there?
Conscious Toney: I was Born and Raised in Far Rockaway, Queens then i moved to Long Island later on. Far Rockaway is the Jungle. That’s where i seen a lot of things happening in the Streets and where i got my swag, and my mentality. Long Island is more diverse and i seen another side and lifestyle there.
Check out Conscious Toney – Time Is Now (Audio)
24HHH: Who were you raised by? Tell us your family situation. Got any brothers, sisters, or any siblings? Tell us about your childhood,and how it impacted your music?
Conscious Toney: I honestly was raised by my Mom. My Father died and it was just Me and my Brothers and Sister. We’re maintaining because we still have a Mother. I have 5 Brothers and 1 Sister. I was that real trouble making kid lol. My Brothers we’re too, that’s why we moved to Long Island. Music impacted my whole life. I use Music to express how I’m feeling. There’s a lot of rage that need too be release. So in the middle of High School, that’s when i quit all the bullshit and i was just focused on Music.
24HHH: What age did you start making music?
Conscious Toney: I started making Music around 4th grade
24HHH: What inspired you to pursue making music?
Conscious Toney: Music always played in my house and My Brothers are real Music-heads so all of us will just play around freestyling. Another reason is because one of my homie was a Rapper and he just inspire me too do it.
24HHH: What artists/producers do you work with? Or rubbed shoulders with?
Conscious Toney: I work with in house Producers like, Yung Frank, Alex Murphy, and Danny Greenbury for now. Also I work with Rappers i know like Ant Pablo, Syrus Da Great, Flashy, Cardinal Izzy etc.. Freedom Writers is the Squad doe.
Check out Conscious Toney – The World Is Mine (Official Video)
24HHH: What else you got coming out? New Album? or Mixtape/EP?
Conscious Toney: I already released my Debut mix tape Called “The World is Mine” earlier this year.I’m currently working on my new mixtape TBA.
24HHH: Tell us about your newest single “Can’t Maintiain”, how did you come up with that, share us the story?
Conscious Toney: My 2nd Single “Can’t Maintain” just about how i overcome all these negatives things happening in my life and the world. Just a duality between Good and Evil that’s where my “Alter Ego” (Evil Conscience) come in place. I have a whole Scarface/ New Jack City theme with all the releases of the “The World is Mine” Mixtape. Listen too find out why.
Check out Conscious Toney – Can’t Maintain (Official Video)
24HHH: Any new travel plans, what you got going on?
Conscious Toney: I’m just doing Open Mics and going in and out the studio working with new producers, coming up with new creative music and the Mixtape.
24HHH: What is the biggest thing to happen in your career?
Conscious Toney: Me dropping my 2nd video gaining a lot of positive Feedback from the fans and bloggers.
24HHH: Where can people find you?
Conscious Toney: Twitter @Conscioustoney
FB: Conscious Ant
24HHH: Where do you see yourself going in 2014 and how do you plan to separate yourself from the other artist out today to get the recognition you feel you deserve?
Conscious Toney: I see me growing more as an Artist and just coming up with more creative ideas, building my fan base keeping it real on some NY shit. And i’m just going to be Myself and be original at anything and everything i do.I’m really trying to be a “Legendary Artist” so i’m going too use everything in my power too reach that point.
24HHH: Any last words or shout outs?
Conscious Toney: Thanks 24hourhip for the chance to do this, shoutout to my fans, and God. I feel imma be the Artist Next up too make an impact on this Generation.
Toney off dis !