Tru Dreadz Interview: Dropout Tone

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What is your name?

Antonio, but most people call me Tone nowadays.

Where are you from?

Chattanooga, Tennessee

What do you do for a living?

Breathe, absorb sunlight, record & engineer music & a little photography work here and there.

What made you decide to loc your hair?

Before I had locs, I always wanted locs. I grew up under a very “conservative” mother and most of my childhood I was not even allowed to grow my hair to Afro length. I didn’t grow my first set of locs until I was 22 or 23. The locs you see on my head now are my second set.

How long have you bee­n loc’d?

I started this current set of locs around January of 2017.

What do you do for l­oc maintenance?

For the most part, I let my hair do what it wants. I go out of my way to spend as much time outside and in the sun as possible and Keep a clean & light fruit-based diet. Sometimes I wash my hair with black soap but I prefer to keep my hair hydrated with distilled water. Every now & then I do an apple cider vinegar rinse.

If you use products, what’s your favorite product?

I would say olive oil but nowadays I try not to overdo it.

Any advice you would give to someone who w­ants locs?

Don’t rush the process, and embrace yourself in your most natural state. Understand that your hair grows at the rate it does because it was never meant to be cut off. If it grew super fast, it would just get in the way in a natural setting.

Your hair is also an extension of your central nervous system, so It’s a very spiritual and empowering experience to grow out your hair and let it form into locs.

Random Question: What advice would you give to new music artists?

Pay attention to detail, avoid opportunists and do as much as you can on your own in order to reduce the chances of you having to depend on anyone else for whatever it may be you’re trying to accomplish, and Stay true to yourself. If you aren’t expressing yourself as honestly as possible, you’re doing yourself and your listeners a huge disservice

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Author: Jason W.

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