Over the past year, the Cobb County, GA-native, Tony Shhnow has become a staple in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene, quickly capturing the hearts of critics and hip-hop stans alike. After grinding for years on the underground circuit and playing a huge role in the popularization of the “plugg” sound that has taken over Soundcloud, Tony made serious waves with his 2020 mixtape Kill Streak. He’s since gained momentum through a constant stream of experimental music videos, well-crafted mixtapes, and show-stopping features which display his non-stop work ethic, clear-cut vision, and natural talent on the mic—solidifying himself among the next generation of hip-hop superstars.
Tony Shhnow‘s new 12-track project, Kill Streak 2 (Deluxe) is a superb showing featuring a montage of jazzy beats, snappy flows, and sharp lyricism, along with constant DJ drops and mixtape era Halo “killstreak” sound effects. The versatility of Tony’s style has always been an integral aspect of his artistry and, On Kill Streak 2 (Deluxe), Tony produces some of the most eclectic sounds of his career, putting his expansive musical reach is on full display with influences from all corners of hip-hop. His new track, “Slow Crash” is a flawless exhibition of his sheer rapping ability, with his unceasing flow fitting perfectly atop the lofty and layered production, all of which is amplified by the accompanying VHS-style visuals. On tracks like “Sometimes”, a flip of the famed SWV track “Rain”, Tony raps seamlessly over a soulful instrumental, profoundly reflecting on the trial and tribulations of his life. Kill Streak 2 (Deluxe) is an undeniable demonstration of how finely-tuned Tony Shhnow’s rapping is, and a testament to how effortlessly he can jump from style to style, bringing the same creativity and precision to whatever sound he’s inspired by.