Tone Atlas & Elemnt – Water to Wine [album]
â€œMy goal for this project is to show you who the f*ck I am. The production is monumental, the lyrics and track concepts are cinematic, and this is truly the beginning of a legendary duo in Hip-Hop.â€â€”Tone Atlas on his new album with producer Elemnt, ‘Water to Wine’
When listening to ‘Water to Wine,’ Tone Atlasâ€™s passion is not only evident but itâ€™s palpable. The Syracuse, NY native raps with a fervor reserved typically for artists either just starting out or trying to stage a comeback. But for Tone, itâ€™s just part of his appealâ€”his artistry is incredibly important to him, and his output is all the better for it.
Apple: Water to Wine – Tone Atlas
On his follow-up to last yearâ€™s well received ‘Hors D’Oeuvres’ EP, the emcee opted to team up with a sole producerâ€”the superbly gifted Elemntâ€”for the entirety of Water to Wine. That fact alone lends an innate cohesion to the album, and it also allowed for Tone to focus more on his pen game and bring some of the sharpest bars of his career.
As Tone tells it, â€œOnce the process started and we began building our relationship, it became clear that not only would this project be produced entirely by EL but that I found my new partner in rhyme.â€
The result is a focused and engaging listen that flows naturally from one track to the next, even as Tone is tackling varied subject matter. Armed with bars thatâ€™d make Ghostface and Raekwon proud, the New York rapper roundhouse kicks his opponents on â€œHaters,â€ takes a deep breath on the more thoughtful and atmospheric â€œStranger Things,â€ and goes full-on beast mode on â€œSavages,â€ alongside Benny.
Itâ€™s all part of Tone and Elemntâ€™s plans for their artistry, which centers on capturing the magic of the golden era while propelling it forward to the modern day. â€œThere are fans of Hip-Hop that never left, and a constantly growing fanbase that wants and craves THIS sound, myself included,â€ Tone says. â€œThat classic sound is bubbling back.â€