Tone Mason

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Tone Mason
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producers
Instruments Sampler, drum machine, virtual instrument
Years active2002present
LabelsTone Mason Music Inc.
Website Official Website
MembersDon D.
Past membersAloysius Brown,

Tone Mason is a Canadian hip-hop and R&B production team from Toronto, Ontario, composed of Mellenius, Don D, and formerly, Aloysius Brown. Tone Mason speaks to a deep-rooted dedication to craftsmanship, quality and originality. With over 15 years of experience in the music industry as a collective, they have contributed their eclectic brand of music to MuchMusic & MuchVibe (theme music for The Vibe, The Downlo), Barbershop: The Next Cut, BET, EA Sports, Russell Peters' Red, White and Brown and many more.


They also contributed their production skills and music to many major label-recording artists such as Drake, Jay-Z, Fantasia, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Kardinal Offishall, Ice Cube, Common, Jeezy, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross and The Game. The group’s production will give you diverse musical styles mixed with new flavours of today’s growing fusion of pop music. Tone Mason's depth of music in pop culture ensures that they are here to stay.


Don D. began his career in the 1990s as a member of underground hip hop group Nefarius. He served as the group's DJ and producer. After the death of group member MC Kwesro in 1999, he and MC Collizhun (the other member) released an EP, Tough Dumplin' Foundation For Better Beats, before eventually parting ways. [1] [2] Before the fall of Nefarius, he met Aloysius Brown and Mellenius, and the three acted as "production protégés" for each other. Don D. thought it would be shameful for their material to go unheard, so they formed Tone Mason. [2]

In 2003, the group produced "Back Where I've Stayed" for Choclair's Juno Award-winning album, Flagrant. However, they are mostly notable for producing Fantasia Barrino's hit single "Hood Boy" from her Grammy Award-nominated album, Fantasia , in 2006. [3]



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