Tony Spades releases new single ‘Standing There’ feat. Lynia Love

The rapper and songwriter of hip hop known as Tony Spades has released his latest single, “Standing There,” featuring Lynia Love. An official music video for “Standing There” has also been released for viewing online. “Standing There” has been published on the FreedomBorn independent record label, which Spades co-founded in 1999 with fellow producer, recording artist and F.A.M. alumnus, Adychshun. Classy, slick and booming with drum ‘n’ bass, “Standing There” by Tony Spades is a new rap track with an old-school soul, and just what the scene has been looking for.


Tony Spades (also sometimes billed as Johnny Torch) cites as main artistic influences such legends as the Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Kool G. Rap, and Big Daddy Kane, all of whom hail from the original home of rap music, the American East Coast. As might be intuited, Spades’ performance on “Standing There” presents the same clear-spoken, well-written and in-your-face delivery of lines and rhymes which first made the genre popular.


Writing about the general themes of his latest single, Tony Spades writes, “We all have people in life who don’t have our best interests in mind. No matter how much they try to hide their intentions, we see them for who they really are.”


Backing Spades on the track is vocalist Lynia Love. Love is mainly known for her work as an actress and model based in Philadelphia, but performs admirably on Spades’ new single. Her most recent film, “Love Him or Leave Him” was released mid- August 2014. Love also appears in the official music video for “Standing There” and has prominent roles in both the video and the single.


Tony Spades was raised in NYC’s Brooklyn Borough and began his career as part of the pre-teen rap crew, M.O.B. (Masters of Brooklyn) in 1989. After performing live throughout his youth and young adulthood, Spades and Adychshun released F.A.M.’s debut album, “Hungry,” in 2009. Spades’ “Standing There” is the most important official release from the artist since his solo debut single, “Respect Mine,” appeared in 2011 presented by Island Def Jam Records.


“Standing There” by Tony Spades is available online worldwide.


-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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