“Pouring my spirit in these lyrics ’till there’s nothing left
The worst death is a dream that never took a breath” — 2-Tone Eternal
Living in a time in which “rappers” are as common and repetitive as fast food restaurants on every corner, 2-Tone Eternal brings a delectable blend of palate pleasing flows and mentally stimulating rhymes.
His music reverberates with both passion and pain, incorporating a versatility that reflects 2-Tone Eternal’s unique life story. Born Thomas D. Pecora, the eldest son to a blue-collar, Italian immigrant in the North Marketview Heights section of Rochester, NY, 2-Tone Eternal’s journey started on a rocky foundation. Compounded by his mother’s drug and alcohol addictions, neighborhood racial tensions and frequent brushes with the law, 2-Tone Eternal’s early life was filled with rage, resentment and shame.
In order to escape his reality, 2-Tone Eternal found solace in the lyrics of Hip-Hop artists like Rakim, Nas and Tupac Shakur. Gaining a reputation in the neighborhood as “the kid who knows ALL the rap songs,” 2-Tone Eternal would memorize his favorite lyrics, from his favorite rappers, and perform for friends and family. Eventually, he started to capture his own unique experiences; designing original lyrics that led to his true calling as a Hip-Hop artist. As a direct result, 2-Tone Eternal was becoming known for his raw delivery and genuine content in street cyphers, winning numerous freestyle battles in Upstate NY, and performing in various underground venues across New York City.
Unfortunately, the streets caught up with 2-Tone Eternal. After dropping out of high school in the 9th grade to live a “hard knock life” and surviving a near death experience, 2-Tone Eternal realized that a life change was in order. Next, he embarked on a new journey that led to a fresh perspective on life, in spite of past sorrows and current troubles.
Triumphantly, 2-Tone Eternal pursued his GED, along with both a Bachelor and Master degree. This move took his lyrical vernacular and consciousness to an even greater level. It also helped him reconnect with his musical Hip-Hop roots and brought an entirely new and broader audience of listeners to his door. As a writer, 2-Tone Eternal has over 200 songs to his credit. Additionally, he has been featured on several radio stations and has over 20 years of live performance experience.
In late 2013, shortly after relocating to Atlanta, Georgia and launching 2nd Life Entertainment, LLC—his independent record label, 2-Tone Eternal hit the studio and recorded over a dozen songs, which were originally intended to compile his former debut album entitled, “2 Sides To Everything.” However, aside from Organic Flow – Single (2014), those songs were not officially released due to an improved focus on his writing and creativity, after enduring through more personal hardships including his divorce in mid-2016.
After giving back to his community by working as a full-time educator in underprivileged (Title 1) public and charter schools, which includes 7 years of service in the Bronx, NY and 5 years of service in Fulton County, GA, 2-Tone Eternal resigned from teaching in late 2017 to finally pursue his music career full-time.
Although he has multiple groups of songs registered with the U.S. Copyright Office that date back to 1997 under the pseudonym 2-Tone, due to not releasing any content until recent times and other artists having released content under some form of the name, it was in his best interest to revise his artist name to differentiate his brand and identity. The name 2-T.O.N.E. is an acronym that translates as such; the “2” represents the earthly (body) and spiritual (spirit) swords, which is earthly and spiritual wisdom. Further, when combined and used properly, the 2 brings forth the Truth that Onslaughts Negative Energy! With that being said, Organic Flow – Single (2014) was released under 2-T.O.N.E. and Stripper Pole – Single (2017) was released under 2-TONE. Since his label is 2nd Life Entertainment, LLC, which implies a consciousness of the “eternal” spiritual realm or afterlife, in March of 2018, the final and permanent version of his artist name evolved into 2-Tone Eternal.
Currently, 2-Tone Eternal is actively networking and connecting with producers, promoters and media specialists in efforts to build a respected and original brand. He has fully written and professionally recorded his powerful new debut album entitled, A Dollar & A Dream, which is projected to be released in mid-2019. It includes production from Marvlus Beats of Philadelphia, PA, AsideOne and Dange Beats of the Russian Federation, and Supa Crank It of Atlanta, GA. It will also feature a dope collaboration track with female rapper 3D Na’Tee from New Orleans, on a song entitled Set It Off.
Although Stripper Pole – Single (2017) is included on the soon-to-be released album, it will most likely not be re-released as a single under the newly rebranded artist name 2-Tone Eternal. Instead, 2-Tone Eternal is focusing his energy on his latest single release, She Do It for the Money, which was released on all major digital music platforms on Friday, August 31, 2018.
In due time, 2-Tone Eternal hopes to share his personal story and bless the mic at a local venue near you!