TONY PICASSO

TONY PICASSO

BandHip HopR&B

WAKE UP WORLD! ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? AN UNKNOWN JEWEL RISING FROM THE SOUTHEAST! TONY PICASSO'S SMOOTH BARITONE VOICE WITH HIS UNIQUE HARMONIES AND LYRICAL FLOW WILL GRAB YOUR EAR, BOBB YOUR HEAD, AND MAKE YOU MOVE SOMETHING! "A CHANGE HAS COME" Shhhh...Listen!

Biography

*CONTACT INFO*

8725 DEL REY COURT SUITE#6-B
TAMPA, FL 33617
p/ 813-951-6952 -or- 404-790-2715
e/ Tony-Picasso@Hotmail.com

WAKE UP WORLD! "TONY PICASSO FLOWS FOREVER"... ONE OF THE MOST SOULFUL & VERSATILE HIP-HOP ARTISTS UNKNOWN TO MAINSTREAM HIP-HOP AND R&B. TONY ‘PICASSO’ BURNETTE, IS AN INTERRACIAL BLACK MAN, AND NATIVE OF GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. AS A YOUNG CHILD, HE PLAYED OLD SCHOOL 45’s ON HIS MOM’S STEREO AS HE SANG AND DANCE, IMMITATING JAMES BROWN, MICHAEL JACKSON AND OTHERS. IN THE LATE 80’s, HE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL POP-LOK MASTER THAT ALWAYS DREW A LARGE CROWD IN THE HALLWAYS AND LUNCH ROOM OF EASTERN GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL. HE BEGAN FREE-STYLE RAPPING AS HIS FRIENDS BEAT-BOXED FOR HIM. HE THEN DREW LARGER CROWDS AND BECAME THE “MAIN MAN” ON CAMPUS. BACKSTAGE AT LL COOL J’s “BIGGER & DEFFER” TOUR, HE HOOKED UP WITH A LOCAL DRUMMER WHO HAD A CLOSE FRIEND THAT WAS A LOCAL DJ. TONY SOON FORMED THE RAPP GROUP “JIN-U-IGN” (GENUINE). AS THEY COMPLETED LOCAL PERFORMANCES IN THE TRIAD AREA, (GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT, WINSTON SALEM) THEIR SOUND AND NAME BECAME POPULAR. THEY PERFORMED ON LOCAL TELEVISION FOR 97.1 WQMG’s TALENT SHOWCASE AND BECAME THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS OF TANDOM RECORDS’ TALENT CONTEST. WHEN TANDOM FAILED TO KEEP THEIR PROMISE OF PROMOTING, PRODUCING, AND RECORDING THE GROUP’s FIRST ALBUM, INTERNAL DIFFERENCES LED TO JINUIGN’s BREAK-UP.

TONY WAS VERY DETERMINED AND HUSTLED MAKING MONEY SINCE AGE 13. HE WAS AN HONOR ROLL STUDENT, A SCHOLARSHIP EXCHANGE STUDENT IN MADRID, SPAIN, AND BEGAN FOCUSING ON ATTENDING M.B.I. (MUSIC BUSINESS INSTITUTE) IN ATLANTA, GA. AFTER COMPLETING THE TWO YEAR ARMY COLLEGE FUND AS AN ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIER AT FORT ORD, CA, HE MOVED TO SACRAMENTO. THERE HE WORKED AS A MAILMAN AND VOLUNTEERED AS A VIDEO CAMERA OPERATOR AND "ON-AIR" DIRECTOR FOR A LOCAL CABLE TV NETWORK. M.B.I. LATER BECAME THE ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA, AND TONY WAS READY TO MAKE THAT MOVE. IN 1997, MUSIC BUSINESS WAS NO LONGER ON THE CURRICULUM, SO TONY STUDIED THE ART OF VIDEO PRODUCTION. TRANSFERRING UP THE BLOCK TO A.I.U. (AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY) BUCKHEAD CAMPUS, HE EXCELLED WELL IN DIRECTING, EDITING, AND SCREENPLAY WRITING. TAKING HIS KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE TO CNN HEADLINE NEWS, HE WORKED AS AN ASSISTANT EDITOR, BUT HIS CREATIVITY WAS STUNTED IN THE WORKPLACE. SO TONY STARTED ONE SOURCE PRODUCTIONS AND BEGAN TO DJ AS “CRISPY KREME” AND HOST WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOWS AT CLUB 20 GRAND EAST IN DECATUR, GA. HE SOLD OVER 5,000 COPIES OF HIS MIX CD’s TITLED: “SCATTERED, SMOTHERED & COVERED”, “SCATTERED, SMOTHERED & CRUNK’D”, AND “THE UNDERGROUND GANGSTA”. IN 2003, AFTER FEATURING SEVERAL LOCAL RAPP ARTISTS ON HIS MIX CD’s, HE DESIGNED A COMPILATION PROJECT TITLED “THE UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT”. THIS PROJECT FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST ORIGINATING FROM DETROIT, NEW JERSEY, THE CAROLINAS, SUGAR HILL, AND DECATUR, GA. THE PROJECT WAS PUT ON HOLD DUE TO INVESTMENT NEGOTIATIONS. TONY SOON RELEASED “THE PRESCRIPTION” AS CRISPY KREME, WHICH GAINED HIM NOTARIATY AS A “HOT” UNDERGROUND M.C. WHICH SOLD OVER 2,300 COPIES ON THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, GA.

IN 2006, TONY BECAME “TONY PICASSO” AND STARTED NEVESETEIS MUZIC PUBLISHING. AS C.E.O., EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SONG WRITER, AND ARTIST, HE HAS CREATED HIS BEST WORK THUS FAR. HIS DEMO CD/ALBUM "A CHANGE HAS COME" OFFICIALLY HIT EARWAX RECORDS (ATL,GA), SOUNDCLICK.COM, AND MYSPACE MUSIC DECEMBER 2006. HE IS CURRENTLY SEEKING PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINMENT MGT, WORLDWIDE RADIO AIRPLAY, SHOW BOOKINGS, AND MAJOR OR INDIE LABEL MARKETING, PROMOTIONS, AND DISTRIBUTION. "BOOK ME! I'M THERE!"

~THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST!

Discography

*LP/CD "A CHANGE HAS COME" released 12/06

*SINGLES:

>BABY GIRL
>MY BOOM TAT
>IF U ONLY BELIEVE
>WEST COAST PIMP'N
>I NEED YOU BABY

Set List

*15-20 MINUTE SET:

1. FREAK ME
2. BABY GIRL
3. WEST COAST PIMP'N -or- WHO IS TONY PICASSO
4. I NEED YOU BABY (feat: Teddy Pendergrass)
5. MY BOOM TAT