Team Toon is going “Way Up,” literally. The Gonzales, Louisiana recording artist fell in love with the music at the age of 5, and by the age of 10, she knew this would be her be-all-end-all.
Coming from a musical family, Toon’s mother, Delisa Delpit, made waves as a respected singer, while her father is a renowned guitar player. Her influences outside of her nuclear family ranged from Lauryn Hill to Erykah Badu.
Beginning her career by building her regional fanbase at local talent shows in high school before garnering acclaim across social media platforms, Toon has been captivating audiences all around the southeast.
Today, she goes global by releasing her new record entitled “Way Up,” premiered exclusively on AllHipHop.com.
Toon’s 2020 began taking flight during March when she caught the ears of music mogul Jonnyshipes during a charity event on his IG Live. Jonnyshipes was hosting an event in which artists from all over the world made a donation to his charity of choice, for the chance of having him review their music on his Live.
Her infectious sound cut through and landed her as the winner of the contest, in turn receiving a singles deal with the label Shipes founded nearly two decades ago – Cinematic Music Group.
On the day of her world premiere, Toon spoke with AllHipHop about the song.
“I was thinking about shooting for the moon. My mind was in a different place, I was imagining what’s the highest place possible? How do you go as far as you can and get everything you can? Real elevation. Way up. That’s where I was: the orbit,” she told AllHipHop.com.
Ending the year on a high note, the sky is truly the limit for the mother of three, who attributes her children as the driving force behind her ascending profile.
“My kids keep me going. Those three faces are like trophies. I look at them and I know they’re proud of what I’ve achieved. My three little besties give me three reasons why I could never stop,” she said.