It was only a matter of time before I hyped another talented Dallas artist. Antonio Topete (otherwise known as Tonio) is a rapper, singer, and producer — at least according to his Twitter. I haven’t heard much of his singing. As for the rapping, color me impressed.
“Coolin Everyday” is produced by Bahwee, another artist I’ll need to start paying attention to this year. The track feels from a similar cloth of big names like Big Sean and Mac Miller. Something about the flow, and I mean that as a good thing. The beat’s on point, leaving Tonio plenty of space to moonwalk through his bars. He sounds at home on the mic, which is like 85 percent of what I think it takes to make even a small splash in the game.
Tonio should drop an EP sometime this month. Something to keep an ear and eye out for, perhaps.