ToBy is the musical alias of, Reggie Baril, an actor/playwright/director/rap artist from Miami and member of the BARIKUDAxDEATHWISH rap crew. In 2017 he graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance with various collegiate level awards and nominations for his acting, playwriting, and directing.
ToBy began in high school 2011 and during his junior year as an artist he wrote and recorded dozens of tracks with his Grammy nominated producer classmates, SMLE.
In 2014 he released his SEITEICOS EP featuring self-written/directed music videos for his songs “Sakura”and “I Remember”.
In 2016 his track and music video “Gold”, produced by Los Angeles producer Cray, caught the attention of Joshua Hernandez from ZYON MGMT, home to the award winning musical savant, Aleksander Vinter (Savant, Datakrash, Blanco), Soltan and the taste maker and director, Mike Diva.
“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
2017 brought an EP with the Seattle producer, sov. What the Future Told Me included a double music video for “Wait For It” and “I’m On” directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Sam Hughes and shot by New York cinematographer Andrew Garcia. ToBy closed the year with the Kuda Live Band assisted El Prado Blvd.
In Jan 2018, ToBySeason Vol. 1 produced by Aleksander Vinter as Datakrash dropped and ToBy was selected as an official A3C #ThisIsMyYear performing artist by his fans.
Check out the album below!