The Breeze: Who Is Tony Collins?
The KTB crew sits down with Brooklyn’s home-grown R&B artist Tony Collins to talk about lost love and the ups and downs of growing up in Canarsie.
Tony Collins combines classic soul with a new school sound, creating a refreshing urban sound that has a timeless feel sure to outshine the freshman class of his generation. Always an enthusiast of music since his humble beginnings, Tony Collins first began penning his own songs as early as the age of 12. His dreams of superstardom were supported and primarily inspired by his mother, a gifted vocalist herself and a teenage mom whose career was diverted by Tony’s birth.
Through the watchful eye of his uncle COA entertainment, he planted seeds over the years including guest appearances on several mixtapes from local MCs. While composing tracks for his forthcoming debut, one of his songs, “Fall In Love” (produced by frequent collaborator Canei Finch) accidentally leaked onto the blogosphere quickly tallying an impressive 60,000+ hits within a three week span (over 150,000 to date).
The Tony Collins is looking to fulfill expectations of being the next “big thing”. Other songs making their way to the internet soon after included the charmingly seductive “Get Into You” and the Dre Knight produced song “Whine For Me,” solidified the singer as having serious crossover appeal as well. Collins’ album titled “Self Made” ,release Nov 2011, included gems spanning from urban, pop, and r&b/soul. Tony is patiently building a versatile body of work that’s sure to win the favor of new audiences once it hits the market. He’s a talented vocalist that embodies the new cool, and with his eyes set on the charts and the hearts of those he’s touching musically, you can rest assured that Tony Collins is set for a promising career.