Jonny T has an official discography that dates back to 2004 with his internationally heralded solo release Square One. In 2006, his new group Plumpah Humpah All Stars signed a deal with UrbanDigital Records, where they joined then-label mates Master P and Romeo. The label released their full-length album The Workout in 2008, a project that celebrated the plus-size BBW community.
In 2010, Jonny T joined Planet Swagger. The group released the official theme song of the LA Clippers for the 2011-2012 season -Fresh Like Me. The single was released via Island Def Jam Digital Distribution. At the same time, a solo single entitled Nachos was released by SSMG/Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution. In 2012, Jonny Tee released his new single via Island Def Jam Digital Distribution. "It's Friday" broke into the Top 200 radio charts.
Jonny T returned with the Plumpah Humpah All Stars Team (Tha PHAST) to deliver Call of Booty in 2015-2016. Jonny T continues to record new music and now has a new material slated for distribution via his new deal with Sonorous Records for 2018 .
Interview with jonny t
Where are you from?Los Angeles, CA How long have you been making music?I started in 1991 as a high school student. I feel in love with Hip Hop and have been committed to her every since. How many songs /albums have you released to date? I’ve been in and out of groups and have a number of releases in that capacity. Commercially released, I have 4 or 5 singles in stores. I have an album released 10 years ago called The Human Experience. I’m excited to actually have a full body of work to release this year. The timing feels right. Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?I got tired of so many people complaining about how terrible today’s Hip Hop is. A successful business focuses on filling a marketplace void. And clearly, there is some balance lacking in rap. Since I’m more oriented to the lyrical component of rap: message music, showmanship & verbal delivery, cadences, metaphors, positive messages, stories, and word play, the timing might be right for my contribution to bring a component to rap missed by so many today. How have you ended up in the music industry?It was destined! I interned at a label and started making relationships. I’ve gone to a lot of conferences. I’ve a had a few singles distributed by some marquee names over the years. What do you think of the music industry in 2018?I’m a little different as an artist because I actually embrace and like the business aspects. I think the business has had to find ways to stay profitable and indie artists really have a fairer role in the overall ecosystem of the industry in totality. I think there has been a paradigm shift as far as indicators of a “successful” release, and that doesn’t particularly look like a million copies sold. I think there are more opportunities for artists to make better informed choices about how they would like to earn their salary in music -licensing, touring, college circuit, etc. Things are not so cookie cutter which is really good. Who do you think the most influential artist?I really can’t narrow it down to one. But I’ll list off a few of my all-time favorites: EPMD, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Diamond D, Positive K, Masta Ace, Ice Cube, Hieroglyphics, Common, Slum Village, Redman and Kanye West (all his albums through Graduation. He lost me after that). Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?A number of emerging and local acts but none of my influential artists to date. How do you think you differ from other artists?My following is unique. I have done a number of releases that have celebrated the plus-size/BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) niche for a number of years -far before today’s level of popularity with it. The niche has been prominently featured in a number of music videos. Lyrically, my flow is pretty old school. And if everything old is new again, I’m definitely a fresh new addition. Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?I’m not sure how it would sound, but I would love to do a song with Lionel Richie. He has so much genius in his song writing. As far as with other rappers, a song with Redman, Diamond D, or De La Soul would be the pie in the sky. What was the first album you bought?Michael Jackson -Thriller. Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones did with 9 songs what many artists could never do with a double CD. There is still a lot of genius in that album no one is touching today. What’s your favourite song at the moment?Remy Ma & Chris Brown just dropped a new single I’m feeling. If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your drawer?Souls of Mischief 93 ‘til Infinity. I still study the lyrical delivery of the emcees on that project. It’s simply a must-have! What is your favourite saying?You can’t move forward looking back. What other hobbies or interests do you have?I’m a huge WWE fan, LA Clippers fan, UFC fan, and I’m a tech geek. I’m also a substitute teacher and mainly work with older youth -High School & Continuation School students. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?No, but I’m considering the idea of a tattoo. Maybe a Hip Hop version of Tom & Jerry. Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?The name of my album is tentatively titled Hear Me Out. It’s very 90’s influenced in lyrical structure with some present-day Hip Hop production. Stay tuned! What’s in the pipeline after this project?I am looking to tour and perform through the college circuit. Recording is my favorite part of the creative process so I will definitely be in the studio every chance I get. Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music. Thank You!