Tony Washington, better known as Von Barz. Representing Charlotte, NC by way of Georgetown, SC.
I jumped off the porch at the age of 10 and encountered all of what life really is today. I’ve seen life’s roses and witnessed life’s nightmares. My parents grinded from the very beginning to show me and my 3 siblings a better life coming from 3 to a bed to my own room as a teen. What I’m saying is I appreciate the bottom middle and top. I spent a lot of time with my folks in Georgetown and it was love, I had such a big family that being outside for me always felt like being at the crib. I learn to be tough, show respect, survive, stay grounded, hustle and most importantly stay humble but stand on business. I never lost that core and eventually my athletic abilities put me through school earning a college degree.
During college I would go to different yards and battle other rappers becoming a well-known spitta. My rap name is intentional, so you know when you listen to my music “Ima give you Barz.” I’ve amassed over 10 albums in the vault ready for release and multiple projects out now. I took my talents serious 3 years ago and began building a buzz which struck me up a Distribution deal with the Stachehaus powered by Sony Orchard.
My music has landed me multiple independent artist awards and showcase trophies along with 100s of thousands of streams and international recognition. I’ve collaborated with Caribbean, European & African artist. Multiple international tours to Jamaica, Europe & Africa. Inspired by icons such as the late great Malcolm X & Jackie Robinson with musical influences from Biggie, Pac, Nas, and Lloyd Banks. Tap in with my recent hit Poppy Da Seed (No Discount EP) on Von Barz Vevo and tune in for more hot content on the way.
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