DC emcee tabi Bonney Readies The Summer Years
tabi Bonney is a Washington D.C. based rapper, director, and clothing designer. He has been an online sensation for some time since the release of his debut album A Fly Guy’s Theme. Building on the initial success of his debut album, tabi Bonney released his sophomore LP, Dope, in 2009. The album, which featured singles “Cool and Fly,” “Duhh” and “Jet Setter,” was the first in a planned trilogy called Dope Meet Fresh…Fresh Meet Superstar. On 2010’s Fresh, the second installment of the series, tabi Bonney evolved in a more musically sophisticated direction inspired by European pop acts like Lykke Li and Little Dragon, and the global accessibility of the Black Eyed Peas. The album came as tabi Bonney’s career took off on a number of fronts. He formed the CryBabies, a co-ed pop group with Grammy-winning Black Eyed Peas songwriter/producer Poet Name Life and singer Niki Jean, and teamed up with Damon Dash’s rising BluRoc imprint on projects like Ski Beatz’s much hyped 24-Hour Karate School.
As tabi Bonney readies for the release of his 4th album, The Summer Years, he continues to add value to his brand, directing the majority of his own videos as well as other artists. The album, which was produced entirely by Ski Beatz, is scheduled for an September 27th release and distributed through EMI. For more information on tabi Bonney visit www.bonneyrunway.com.