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Tabi Bonney

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Tabi Bonney has been rapping since he was in high school, and then, started refining his skills in college, forming a group, Organized Rhyme with close friend, Haziq Ali and opening for well-known artists - LL Cool J, Camron and OutKast. Recording a few independent singles and releasing the self-titled underground classic, Bonney & Carter, he captured the attention of rappers like Camp Lo and Dead Prez. His debut CD is stacked with cool guy tracks and little treats for the ladies, like the Raheem Devaughn-assisted, Doin It. For Tabi, the old saying, A first impression is a lasting impression, holds up after all. First off, theres the fresh gear a European street flare so unique, he had to start his own clothing line, Bonney Runway. Then theres the fresh D.C. bred flow, which he describes as hip-hop with a pop appeal. Others say his music is reminiscent of Q-Tip in his prime and captivating like Kanye Wests outside the box lyrics and infectious beats. Finally, theres the hook: experience. Tabi has music in his blood. Born Tabiabuè Bonney in Lomé Togo, West Africa and son of afro-funk superstar Itadi Bonney, Tabi remembers seeing his father perform on tour in West Africa, Europe and the United States. He says, Music has always been a part of my life. I knew that I was going to be an entertainer at a very young age. The rapper, presses the envelope, setting him apart from the rest. I just got tired of everybody being a thug and looking exactly alike, says Tabi.

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