"Tone Rosario" represents the changing of the seasons.
Three years in the making and hundreds of songs in the vault, Tone Rosario is modernized boom-bap designed to make your head knock fully produced by Orikal Uno (except for "Superstars in the Sky", produced by Chop Dougie)
Starting off on a high-note with trunk-banger "Steez" (featuring DisputeOne of OnePlusOne on a guest verse), the album opens with elegant braggadocio laced with themes of good fortune and good times ("Knockin'", "Elevated"). As the seasons change, the sound becomes noticeably colder and the sounds start resembling sonic frostbite. Songs such as the breakthrough single "Mental Illness" and "Hold Up" illustrate the darkness that naturally follows the sunshine. When the album comes to an end, Orikal reflects on what it all really means and comes to grip that we may never truly know. ("Mess" f/ Waterstyle 612)
If the album is on loop, we return to Spring, where the sun re-appears, things get up-beat again, and we keep moving forward as the earth keeps revolving...
released March 30, 2017
produced by Orikal Uno
Recorded at "The Crib" in St. Paul, MN and "Lake Street Break Beats" in Minneapolis, MN.
Mixed and mastered by Orikal Uno
Album art by Jeremy Eggert at Trend Cities Designs ( www.trendcitiesdesigns.com )
***"Superstars in the Sky" produced by Chop Dougie and features additional back-up vocals from Maria Isa
*** "Superstars in the Sky", "d00d" and "Mental Illness" mixed by Casey Golden at Goodlook Studio in Northeast Minneapolis, MN.