Indeed in life, it is never too late to take another path and pursue what we truly love. Sure, it could be scary and uncertain, but the fulfillment of being able to say one took a shot at what would really make him or her happy is priceless. People who take action to achieve what they truly want in life, are nothing short of courageous—and this is precisely a word to describe former United States Marine Michael Antonio Almeida.
Most commonly known for his stage name Tony V. was raised on the island of Puerto Rico. Growing up, he has always had a passion for music in various genres, such as RnB, Pop, Hip-Hop, Rap, and Latin music, among others. He is now based in the city of New York and is known as one of today’s up-and-coming artists. The talent, however, did not always have his life figured out.
After serving ten years in the US Marine, he wanted to pursue community work and did so by graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. He went on to work with non-profit organizations—doing his share in the community while setting an example for troubled youths. Tony later shifted his focus to marketing when he switched his major to and took on a Master of Business Administration degree. Soon, he finally decided to build and pursue his career in music fulltime. This was a long time passion, and the artist has known no greater joy than being able to do what he truly loves.
His very first album entitled “0703” was released earlier this year, and he could not be more excited. Not long after, the 11-track debut album was followed by the release of three more singles from the artist—”‘Ride for You,” “It’s a Vibe,” and “How Do You Sleep.” Tony continues to excite his growing fan base through sharing clips and teasers of his upcoming materials. He is currently focused on enriching his craft while simultaneously building his brand. The artist continues to grow his following on his various social media platforms and is eager to connect with more people to share his music.
A diverse musician who is open to any genre of music, Tony prides himself on not being limited to one market. He speaks both Spanish and English and is a songwriter, rapper, DJ, and music producer.
He has a big heart and is able to connect with audiences in ways not a lot of people can. Recently, he took to Instagram to share his art and wisdom in hopes of inspiring others. He wrote: “Be better to attract better!! You receive the energy you give!! All Vibes, Love and Positivity… Life’s too short for nonsense.” The artist is truly a living example for others, showing them that it is never too late to follow another path in life and pursue passions.
This is just the beginning for Tony; he looks forward to more years of sharing his talents and music with the world. To connect with the artist, visit his Instagram page, and stream his music on the different platforms displayed on his LinkTree profile.