1980 to 2000
February 19, 1983
There are several Tony D's! 1) Weighing in at 16 stone of Italian American heritage Tony Depula a.k.a Tony D (1967 - April 4, 2009) left an indelible mark across the history of the hip-hop beat, wrestling his way round some classic LPs from Poor Righteous Teachers (acting as producer on classics like Shaqila) - to his own Pound for Pound release on Grand Central. Tony always kept his productions tight and full. The hard drums and bass generated courtesy of his EMU SP1200 drum machine have been laced with some classic raps courtesy of YZ, Lo-key and some amazing vocals from Veba and Spikey T.