TonyWHOA! is a Christian Rap recording artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. In an effort to stop bullying and curve the violence in the streets, TonyWHOA! is going free. Free as in donating his new album, Cold War, to the people. “Knowing these songs are full of hope and inspiration, how can I hold it back from people, for money? Inspiring a bullying victim away from suicide trumps a Grammy any day”, says Tony. The Cold War album is available now, online, at tonywhoa.com.
I listen to a wide range of Christian music from traditional Gospel to R&B, Rock and Alternative. The great concepts in the “Cold War” album brings you back to Jesus and showing the importance of the scripture. TonyWHOA! grabbed my attention with the very first song and held it till the tracks were finished. I love TonyWHOA!’s delivery, not fast or quick, but deliberate and almost in a way that makes you feel his emotion-filled beliefs through his words.
Through the 14 tracks on the album, TonyWHOA! will walk you through some pitfalls and questions Christians face that can help assist you in your walk towards being proud of your faith. He particularly succeeds in doing this, on tracks like “No Time Clock” and “God Box”. TonyWHOA! has a unique style that is effective in getting the message across. If you like music that is good to listen to and dance to without compromising the message, then this album is for you.
It’s amazing how much Christian rap has evolved. At first I laughed at the idea of Christian hip-hop and rap genre, until I heard Lecrae, now the genre is brimming with absolute creativity in the underground scene, and TonyWHOA! has comfortably inserted himself into this group with the “Cold War” album. Regardless of the fact that I would support this guy even if he was terrible because of what he represents, this album actually bangs nice in my ride!
The bass, beats, theology, and consistent overt references to Jesus are powerful and graphic to say the least. Checkout the hardcore lyrics on “Sick of My Flesh” ft. Chris Mack, or the standout storytelling on “Uncle Daddy” ft. Simple’, the introspective lyrics on “The Talk” and “My Everything is Beautiful” or the astute social commentary on “Look Like Me”.
TonyWHOA!’s lyrical skills, the integration of various artists and more so the message of the album as a whole, with each individual title, make this a must have for any hip-hop fan! Strong, insightful, and a true representation of Jesus Christ and Christianity, if you want a great picture of what real Christianity looks like in the secular world, pick up this album today!