Tony ‘Tigerstyle’ Lowery was born in Chicago, Illinois. Around age 6, his family relocated to an area not far away known as “The Quad Cities,” Here in Davenport, Iowa, his mother (Martha Lowery) was a background dancer for a well-known local band featuring famed guitarist , and family friend Jesse Johnson (The Time). Tony’s mom brought him out on stage to dance during one of the band’s performances, and this began his passion to entertain. During his early years, he studied classical music in elementary school as a Viola player. Then he moved to brass instruments, and studied Trombone while participating in marching band during junior high/high school. However, simultaneously Tony became a fan. and a student of Hip-Hop; primarily and the principles of Rap. After honing his basic rap flow, Tony began to make himself known more so for his crafty lyrical ability than his dancing skills alone. From ages 16 to 18, his boy dance crew (The Just Boyz,) would open shows for legendary artist ranging from NWA,Troop, Tony Toni Tone, EPMD, and Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. After graduating high school, Tony moved to Southern California (Long Beach). A night out dancing with a few new Cali friends landed Tony a ticket on the legendary set of Soul Train. The show’s dance coordinator, Eric Casem, became Tony’s mentor, and was instrumental in arranging for his first demo recording session held at A&M Records. Tony first appeared on Tina Marie’s 1992 release, “Just Us Two’ produced by good friend James Reese. From there, Tony became a part of Reese’s Vybe Squad performing weekly at Prince’s Glam Slam nightclub then located downtown Los Angeles. After the initial disbanding, Tony returned focus towards building his Hip-Hop presence as an emcee. He would become a regular at legendary LA Hip-Hop venues such as Unity, Kaos, Leimert Circle, Long Beach DiPiazza’s, and any other impromptu venue where cyphers formed. During the mid 90s, Tony’s Wu-Tang resembling crew ‘Tha Supaheroz’ began to make a hot buzz in So Cal’s underground hotbed. Though expected to sign with Def Jam West, the crew passed on signing, and maintained a faithful local following until disbanding in 1998. Tony continued to record and perform as a solo rap artist, and became well-known for his “off-the-head’ style flippin punchline flow, and classic street battles. It has been noted that Tony calls it being a “rapping athlete” to the point where he would approach favored local rappers into cash battles, then pay his personal bills/studio time with the winnings. Although Tony has never released a major label backed project, he has become well-known to many of his peers in the rap industry as “”the one they missed” Currently, Tony has new musical works in brew: ‘The Listening Piece’ alongside DJ SoulClap of Germany due Spring 2019. The two go under the group name The Soul Occs. Also, Tony has begun a new Ep entitled justly, ‘Vent.’ The EP is additionally set to release early 2019.