Indie Spotlight: Tonik Slam

Posted by admin on November 14, 2016 Indie Spotlight: Tonik Slam


Tonik Slam Rock’s the Mic

Born in the Ural Mountains of Russia,  Tonik Slam, is looking to make a name for himself as one of hip-hop’s newest young talent.

By the age of 9, Tonik was introduced to the world of Hip-Hop and was inspired by it’s passion and energy. During his teenage years, Tonik began his journey into the music scene by establishing himself in his hometown of Russia and eventually started his own independent label. As an independent music exec, Tonik and his label have released three independent albums, and as an artist Tonik has opened for some of hip-hop’s most certified, including XZIBT, ONYX, and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Shortly after receiving acclaim in Russia, Tonik moved to California, where he hooked up with Kokane, who took Tonik under his wing. Together, they collaborated on Tonik’s debut album  “Hell-A-Cold” which is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Tonik Slam participated in the Akademia contest wit the Hell-A-Cold LP, and won as The Best Rap/HipHop Album in April 2015. As the winner he received a radio promo campaign for the single Hell Of It, which has been being played all over the world for more than a year in heavy rotation. Tonik also received the #1 ON THE CHARTS Award by Radio FM Global Network.

Now in California, Tonik finds himself in the perfect environment to grow as an artist and producer. He was personally introduced to west coast legends like Kurupt(DPG), Tray Deee (Eastsidaz). Tonik also made connections with certified producers like Jelly Roll, Crooked I, Krazie Bone & Lazie Bone(Bone Thugz-N-Harmony) and local legends like Jayo Felony, OG Cuicide(ONE WEST Magazine), Yukmouth, Mitchy Slick, Vokab Kompany, Mac Lucci, King C and many more. Tonik Slam has even been to Snoop Dogg’s Mothership wit Kokane.


Right now, Tonik Slam lives in San Diego, CA, and is currently working on a new and fresh collection, “Grown in YBC” . He is also inspired by his clothing line called “PONICA” and is in the lab working on projects with Tha Chill of CMW & DJ CELL of the DPG. Furthermore, Tonik Slam & Kokane are working on a joint album called Tha Kemistry!!, which is set to be released in December 2016.