Press & Bio
Cleveland born and raised, Dayton transplant, Tino made his way onto the scene after cultivating his stage presence at local open mics performing material which would eventually become his first mixtape, “The Odyssey: Lost At Sea”. The time spent polishing his performance paid off garnering him the attention of area promoters and other musicians alike. This lead to a steady stream of gigs and the further spread of his notoriety. In 2013 Tino released his follow up mixtape, “Friendly Reminder” which was critically acclaimed and fostered numerous singles including “Back in 86” which was picked up by renowned hip hop site DJBooth.net. Off the strength of Friendly Reminder’s success numerous doors were opened for Tino, one leading to a small Ohio tour in the beginning of 2014. 2014 also marked the release of his third project, “Forget Me Not” an EP dedicated to the memory of his cousin and first best friend who lost his life to senseless violence in Cleveland earlier the same year. Tino’s relatable approach to a genre most known for its extravagance and over the top decadence has been viewed as a potential counterweight capable of helping restore much needed balance to hip hop moving forward. Tino has done interviews with Tales From The Hardside, Gemcity Podcast, The Terriblecast, and Refined Hype. His music has also been feature on The Undercover Album Review, and The Tape Deck.
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