“With his patterned enunciations and rhythmic commentary reminiscent of an early Childish Gambino, the messages throughout his multi-layered orchestrations provide an entertaining platform for connection and influence.” – AfroPunk
“ToBy’s vibe is so real and relatable I can’t help but get sucked into his poetically poignant world. It’s a moody and melancholy production but the vocals oscillate between resigned despair and visceral angst.”– Nest HQ
-ToBy- is the musical alias of, Reggie Baril, a multimedia artist from Miami and member of the BARIKUDAxDEATHWISH rap crew. He graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Theatre and various collegiate level awards and nominations for his acting, playwriting, and directing.
ToBy began in high school where he recorded tracks for fun with his soon to be Grammy nominated producer friends, SMLE
In 2016 his music video “Gold”, produced by CRAY and directed by Andrew Garcia, caught the attention of ZYON MGMT, home to the award winning Aleksander Vinter (Savant, Datakrash, Blanco).
ToBy followed this effort with The KUDA Live Band assisted El Prado Blvd https://open.spotify.com/album/02os3Si3yL7ftu62AJD05b?si=t3V27OgRSHO0_2kcxu1xCA.
In Feb 2018, ToBySeason Vol. 1 produced by Datakrash was released and ToBy was selected to be an official A3C performing artist after winning the “This Is My Year” contest with the help of his fanbase. His music video for “90’s Babies” was featured on the black news and entertainment media outlet AFROPUNK and the mixtape went on to be featured by the OWSLA run NEST HQ publication. The end of 2018 saw the release of “ToBySeason: Genesis” (a compilation of singles and B-sides featuring production from Datakrash, SMLE, Kidd Addamz, The Kuda Live Band, and Tee-Watt), an opening performance slot on Open Mike Eagles “What Happens When I Try to Relax” tour, and a live performance staged by the indie concert company, Treehouse LA.
ToBy is currently playing shows across the country while working in the studio on his follow up project “ToBySeason Vol. II”.