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anthony murray
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mildura, vic  Australia Joined September 2008
Aboriginal and proud, Antwon is at the forefront of the Australian hip hop scene. Raised by his mother with no father figure, music soon became the source of strength and the one constant in his life, which seemed to always be in transition. Growing up around poverty, violence and crime, it was only a matter of time before Antwon succumbed to the temptations of the streets, frequently running into trouble with the law. It was during one of his stints behind bars that he decided to combat his darkest thoughts and frustrations with his love of rap, writing lyrics to channel his energy in a more positive and productive way. After his lyrics had begun to give Antwon a cathartic insight into his own life, he dedicated his time to providing the young aboriginal community with a voice, as he felt that the majority of the established aboriginal artists had neglected to do so. Things had started to look up for the talented young rapper, until in early 2007 he received a phone call that would change his life. His beloved mother, who had been a great source of support and inspiration, had passed away; Antwon had hit rock bottom. Although his mother’s death had hit him hard, he was determined to once again to turn to hip hop in order to cope with his loss, giving him the opportunity to perfect his straight-talking lyrical style and signature relentless delivery. Armed with nothing but a mic and his hard-hitting flow, Antwon took the aboriginal hip hop scene by storm and in 2008 he was invited to perform at Payback Records’ Snoop Dogg after party in Melbourne. This buzz then led to collaborations with Young Noble of Tha Outlawz, who appeared on the street anthem ‘Keep Pushing.’ & Sonny Seeza of the hardcore rap group Onyx, appearing on a raw street track "Crooked From Da Start". His highly-anticipated first official mixtape is scheduled for release in early 2010. With the international hip hop community eagerly awaiting his next move, Antwon is certain to have an impact on not only the Australian but also the worldwide urban music industry. For more information about Antwon and his music email: tonyantonio@live.com.au