On May 9th, 2013, ILL TONE hosted his official release party for “Bringin’ the Hope Back” @ Hooker’s Green in Yaletown. A small but supportive crowd was in attendance to witness solid performances by 33KIDS , A-RO , SKULASTIC , MISTER WAUGH , & ILL TONE, along with his DJ, Optimus Prime, and Dave Taylor on the guitar.
The event was a success and ILL TONE would like to thank all the performers, volunteers, Donnelly Group, Hooker’s Green, Cariboo Brewing, DIPT, Lotus Eaters Films, and Hip Hop Canada. Together, everyone helped raise $300 for the BC Children’s Hospital, BC SPCA, & Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
Check the photo gallery on this website for more photos from the event in addition to the ones below. Thanks to LOTUS EATERS FILMS for gettin all the good shots!
ILL TONE is excited to announce that in May, 2013, he’ll be embarking on a short album release tour around BC w/ Skulastic, & DJ M-Traxx.
“Bringin’ the Hope Back” was released in February on URBNET Records. Since then, the album has held steadily within the top 10 hip hop releases on Canadian alternative radio, and has gained a widely positive response from media outlets across the nation.
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After spending a week outside of the top 10, ILL TONE’s “Bringin’ the Hope Back” has climbed back in to the top 5 hip hop releases on community / campus radio in Canada, just behind A$AP Rocky and Swollen Members’ critically acclaimed ”Beautiful Death Machine”.
ILL TONE would like to congratulate Swollen Members on “Beautiful Death Machine” having hit #1 in Canada on iTunes!
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Recently, Hip Hop Canada published a review of ILL TONE’s debut album.
“Bringing the Hope Back is much more than an album that you put your hands up and move side to side to; it’s a therapeutic experience. The thought provoking material leaves you in a humble state of reflection. Ill Tone’s decision to pour out the gloomy details of his journey allows his audience to connect with him on a personal level, which is a quality that makes a true artist.”
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