Press / Reviews
"While “ColorBlind” pays homage to Tone’s funky inspirations — Parliament, Prince, Zapp and Roger — “Urban Rebel” is a rock-rap reflection of his upbringing as a D.C. kid in two different neighborhoods: Georgetown and Southwest. Moving from school to school introduced Tone to peers who listened to rock, pop, country and other genres besides go-go, the sound that dominated D.C. airwaves from the 1970s to the early 2000s.?"
- Christopher Harris, The Washington Post
"Rare Essence met Tone P about a year ago, when the producer came by a show at Lucky Strike. “He said that he would be interested in working with us,” says Whiteboy. “We knew his reputation, producing for Wale, J. Cole, and others, so we told him we’d love to.” By the time the #DontMuteDC controversy began, discussions about a collaboration were well underway."
- Alona, Washington City Paper
"While Wale was enjoying renewed success as Maybach's poetic-in-residence in 2011 with the release of Self Made Vol. 1, there was a concern the D.C. rapper would, yes, forget his roots. That notion was silenced with "Bait," his go-go track for the ladies that doubles as a celebration of his city. Wale shouts out several prominent people and places over Tone P's infectious melody, but not before getting back to the theme of the record."
- Edwin Ortiz, Complex