Self described as a gay, black man with the fun of Missy Elliot, the swag of LL Cool J and the dance moves of Heavy D, Music Bear Tony Banks is a 36-year-old hip-hop artist who refuses to conform to any box, label or genre.
Earlier this month, the artist recently dropped the music video for his song “Static,” a funky track with a hip-hop with a message.
On his forthcoming EP, Yes Homo, he tackles such issues as love, lust, partying, the state of hip-hop and police brutality – what he considers a full depiction of what it means to be a black, gay, male, hip-hop artist in 2017.
Read the interview here.
This story was originally published in the August 2017 issue of Echo Magazine.