4/6/09

R.I.P. Tony D



I didn't know Tony well, but we recently reconnected. A legendary producer who spearheaded much of the 80's and 90's hip-hop coming out of Trenton as well as a voracious collector old vinyl, breaks and hip-hop, Tony was a true pioneer. I don't have the vinyl handy- but I have a copy of a break beat 12" Tony made which featured an instrumental that would later become the foundation to Naughty By Nature's O.P.P. He sued, and Naughty settled out of court. For those of you who are too young to remember or new to hip-hop, Tony gets maximum props for producing bonafide classics by Poor Righteous Teachers and YZ, among others. Some of you may have come across Tony on ebay as a dealer- he consistently has had great records for sale, and his knowledge was unparalleled. And above all else, Tony was good people.

Sad to see you go.

S

2 comments:

DELINQ said...

Press Rewind posted the beat- http://www.divshare.com/download/7018993-03a

Dubplate7 said...

Damn! He was a real cool dude. I connected with him on OSHH. He was good people. RIP