Tony Yank

Tony Yank

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Biography

Tony Yank

I am life: the grind, the goal, the grief; I am the real: the emotions, the embracing, and the energy. I am you: the struggle, the strength, and the success. I am Tony Yank.

Born Armond Edmondson, 23, in a lower middle class neighborhood, call the “West End,” in Louisville, KY. Growing up in a sport based family, his first love was basketball. He developed the love for music still at a young age after being inspired by Warren G and his hit single “Regulators.” He actually wrote his first verse and performed it in the kitchen right after hearing it on Christmas Day. He started writing verses and doing freestyles at the young age of eight. Tony Yank was influenced by the Death Row movement followed by Master P and the No Limit take over.

As life progressed and his passion for music started to overthrow his love of basketball, he switch gears full fledge at the age of 18. With short-lived groups formed between the ages of 18-21, Tony Yank matured and gained knowledge in trust, dedication, and how to handle criticisms. Formulating from the dismantling of the groups, he came up with his self-motivation motto called “I Pay Me.”

In between time of writing material and getting “I Pay Me” together, Yank performed at car shows, and was an opening act for Lil Flip and Trae the Truth. He has also opened for Cassidy and did other local shows throughout the Houston area. Also, Tony Yank got into writing a few R&B hooks and verses just to show that his mind is expanded and not limited to one set sound.

Now ready to lease the first of a series of mix tapes titled “I Pay Me,” followed by his debut solo album “untitled” schedule for a late fall release. With the release of the mix tape series, performances, and scheduled album, Tony is trying to build a solid foundation and fan base to gain the necessary exposure to reach the next level.