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The self-proclaimed “Hispanic who doesn’t speak Spanish,” Ray Villarreal (AKA Tone Royal) is an Austin-based hip-hop Artist. Born in San Antonio but raised in Columbus, Georgia; Tone takes influences from his southern upbringing, mixed with the styles of classic 90’s hip-hop, to provide for a diverse, refreshing sound. wordplay, along with story telling and side subject matter, gives rich substance to his lyrical content. Tone released his first album at the age of 18-years-old with the rap group InnerMost Truth but later started his solo career. In Tone Royal’s short time as a solo artist, he has garnered impressive accolades and critical success. He was recently signed as a sponsored artist by Miami-based clothing company Coolie High Clothing. He was featured as one of the “21 rising stars in their 20s from San Antonio,” by mysa.com. Winner of Austin’s Rap For A Stack competition, selected as Austin's Artist of the Month - August 2015 by The Deli Magazine, and has been featured in the Austin Chronicle, Study Breaks Magazine, swurvradio.com, datpiff.com, 40 Acre Fest and on UT’s very own Good Morning Texas.