We’ve got a flawless hip-hop EP for you today. This Portland rapper is unapologetic, classy and a renegade. Tony Ro$e (aka Tax Free Tony) just dropped his newest and longest release to date this year.
Six baller tracks, and a fire music video for his 2020 track Tax Free. Tony Ro$e is passionate about his city and fellow creators, where he’s been repping the Northwest since the early 2000’s. Hit the links throughout to show him some love.
Tax Free by Tony Ro$e
Tony released Tax Free back in 2020, and it has accumulated over 12.6k Spotify hits to date. This track is a pinnacle of triplet bars so good it would make Killer Mike proud.
“Everyone’s starving, a couple of people are fat. We’re taking it back so everyone can eat” –Dame Dash sample from Tax Free
Tax Free is a track about being your own boss and choosing and believing in your capabilities. Not only does Tony Ro$e know how to write fire verses, he’s also spitting straight facts. You cannot go wrong with a combination like this, especially accounting for the revolutionary aura Ro$e is presenting.
Tony Ro$e’s “I Owe You, Vol. 1”
Before we say anything else, just take a moment to appreciate this artwork. Then, when the final track War Zone comes on, take a look at it again.
Every track on this EP is flawless. No cap. We see a solid mix of hype tracks like The Purge, and we’ve got feel-good tracks like Foreign Tingz. “I Owe You, Vol. 1” has grand variety the likes of a full-length concept album. Something in the background links these songs together and tells a story.
“They’d rather see me in orange with tha doors closed” – War Zone by Tony Ro$e
“I Owe You, Vol. 1” is about a lot of cohesive ideas. The mantra is more straightforward: Get your money, be grateful for what you have, and don’t let anybody stand in your way. If that sounds like you, then Tony Ro$e is your man.