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UP IN MY HEAD, new EP available now!

A little bit earlier than intended and just in time for Christmas, ILL TONE’s new EP, “Up In My Head”, is available RIGHT NOW on Bandcamp.  The price is set at a minimum of $4.99, less than the price of 1 drink at the bar.  With the Bandcamp release, Tone is hoping to raise money for a full scale release and a release tour to follow (which is already partially scheduled).

The EP is produced by ILL TONE himself, with beats from himself, Dead Giveaway, and Dylan Sterling.  The project was produced on a $0.00 budget in Tone’s own home.

Get it directly from the music player below!

Hip Hop for Hunger – December 5

On December 5, 2014, ILL TONE will perform at the Hip Hop for Hunger clothing and food drive.  The event, sponsored by Where It’s At Entertainment, Cariboo Brewing, & Paranoyd Music Group, will be at Olympia Pizza and will feature performances by Prada West, ILL TONE, and others. Entry to the event is $5 OR a non-perishable food item or clothing item. 10734024_730210093727478_422910101082148513_n


To preview his December, 2014 release, “Up In My Head”, ILL TONE has posted up the title track on YouTube.  He’s been preparing for November 13 when he will kick off Attikus’ “The Madness Tour” in Barrie, Ontario and thought that the time was right to leak something from the new project.

You’ll be able to get the full EP BY DONATION from his website and BandCamp next month.  If you’re feelin the song, help out by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, and by leaving a like and a comment on YouTube.


EVIL & FACTOR’s “BEST SUMMER EVER” Tour – dates announced

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On June 20, 2014, EVIL alongside FACTOR will kick off his 20+ performance cross-Canada “Best Summer Ever” tour.  Along as opening support on the tour are fellow Western Canadian spitters ILL TONE, Random Humans, & Cquel.  The West is well represented on this tour with both Evil and ILL TONE hailing from Vancouver, Random Humans from Calgary, and both Factor and Cquel from Saskatoon.

Catch this lineup of Canadian Hip Hop heavyweights in a city near YOU throughout June and July.  Evil’s also @ Liquid Zoo in Kelowna on the 20th and Diamonds & Dust in Williams Lake on the 21st.

Tues., June 24 – Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub (18+)
Wed., June 25 – Edmonton, AB @ Studio Music Foundation (18+)
Thrs., June 26 – Regina, SK @ Flip Eatery (19+)
Fri., June 27 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club (19+)
Sat., June 28 – Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor Hotel (19+)
Mon., June 30 – Guelph, ON @ Biggies (19+)
Tues., July 01 – Sarnia, ON @ Portugese Canadian Club (19+)
Wed., July 02 – Toronto, ON @ Studio Bar (19+)
Thrs., July 03 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual NIghtclub (19+)
Fri., July 04 – Barrie, ON @ Fox Lounge (18+)
Sat., July 05 – Sudbury, ON @ Little Montreal (19+)
Wed., July 09 – Red Deer, AB @ Wild Bills (18+)
Thrs., July 10 – Golden BC @ Rockwater Bar & Grill (19+)
Fri., July 11 – Revelstoke, BC @ Traverse (19+)
Sat., July 12 – Surrey, BC @ Olympia Pizza (All Ages)
Thrs., July 17 – Squamish, BC @ Ruddy Duck (19+)
Fri., July 25 – Nanaimo, BC @ Spice Lounge (19+)
Sat., July 26 – Ucluelet @ Ukee Days Festival (All Ages)

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ILL TONE Awarded 2 FACTOR Grants

Upon returning from his 1st overseas tour with the legendary Beatnuts, ILL TONE received news that he’d been awarded grants from Canada’s “Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings” (FACTOR) for both the European tour itself, and also for marketing his debut album, “Bringin’ the Hope Back”.  This is a milestone for ILL TONE, being a semi-independent artist.

“Bringin’ the Hope Back” was released on URBNET Records on February 26, 2013 and has since charted over 1,700 units in Canada.  In addition to the positive chart numbers, the album also hit #5 on !earshot’s hip hop charts.  !earshot is Canada’s Alternative Radio charts.  The album featured Jasmin Parkin of Mother Mother, Kyprios, and a handful of other talented vocalists, including Skryptcha of Australia’s Obese Records.


ILL TONE w/ BEATNUTS live in Belgrade, Serbia – Mar.14, 2014


This fan is part of a b-boy crew in Belgrade and wanted ILL TONE to have his company’s T-Shirt but didn’t have any on him, so he gave TONE the shirt off his back… literally. Then ILL TONE (like an idiot) left the shirt at the venue… and they are mailing him another one! Triple-A human beings.


Some more ILL TONE discs floating around Belgrade