Tonedeff Takes Gibson Guitars To Task

Saying he was never awarded his $10,000 gear from Gibson prize after '06's Lollapolooza, Tonedeff speaks out.

Claiming, "Gibson hates Hip Hop," QN5 rapper Tonedeff has made public of his qualms with the guitar giant via his blog [click here].

A winner of the 2006 Lollapolooza "Last Man Standing" competition, the Queens, New York-based emcee was promised $10,000 worth of studio equipment from the Nashville-based guitar maker since 1902. In the detailed chronicling of events, Tonedeff shares the email exchanges of him and a Gibson representative, debating retail values, product availability and ultimately, the question as to whether or not a rapper is a musician worthy of instruments.

Saying that nearly three years later, nothing has been received, the correspondence and post has been framed as a word of warning to fledging emcees and Hip Hop talents promised prizes in sponsored competitions. No legal actions have yet been taken.

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