Toni Hickman - Hip Hop Singer - Brain Aneurysm in 2004 & 2007
Toni Hickman started to dabble in hip hop around the age of 10, she did a talent show in New Orleans and decided right then that this was what she wanted to do. She has been in two groups that didn't work out before deciding to go solo during the Suave House Era. After leaving the label, Toni has had the privilege to work with artist like Jazzy Pha, Jagged Edge, Peaty Pablo, Nitti, Fishscales of the NappyRoots, and many more. She was about to negotiate a deal with Peaty Pablo and Suge Knight, when suddenly she was rushed to the hospital having her 1st Brain Aneurysm in 2004.
After 6 months of healing, Toni got back on the scene, performing so much that she caught the attention of Vibe magazine, Ozone Magazine, Grip Magazine, Urbanite Magazine and a few more. She was in the process of being able to put her project out herself through an investor before yet having another brain Aneurysm in 2007.This one Paralyzed her and left her without a voice.
After going through her suicidal depression in the hospital, she made a decision that; "Either I'm gonna let this beat me, or I'm gonna beat this!" She eventually got her voice back and most of her mobility, but she is still recovering.
When the interviewer told Toni, "Well, I guess this means its time to stop performing..."
"No way! I'm making music!"
Web Site: www.tonihickman.com
Face Book: www.facebook/toni.hickman
Toni in your venue? please contact Lady Shay Management @ 713-962-5580
To bookToni for public/motivational speaking, Toni @ 832-433-7996