Edward Tony Green
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|Edward Tony Green|
|Born||September 22, 1956|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Funk, soul, rock, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Producer, Musician, Songwriter|
|Years active||1972 - present|
|Labels||Westbound, Downsound, Death Row, Hyped International|
|Associated acts||Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Tupac, The Dramatics|
Edward Tony Green a.k.a. T. Money Green is a bass player best known for his work with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Warren G, and The Dramatics. His playing can be heard on almost every song that was released by Death Row records during the early to mid-1990s. After 20 years as bass player and band director for The Dramatics, Green landed the job of bass player and band director for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. He is also well-known for his writing, recording, producing, mixing, and mastering songs. He also produced one of the singles on the soundtrack for the 1994 film Above the Rim, which won Soundtrack of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards. T. Money continues to work with Warren G, Nate Dogg, and other hip-hop artists.
T. Money Green is a bass player, songwriter, and music producer best known for his work with The Dramatics, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Warren G, and George Clinton. T. Money has established himself as a secret weapon whose signature bass lines have been a critical component to the success and longevity of several gold and platinum records throughout the years. Gin & Juice and Doggy Dogg World (Snoop Dogg), California Love, All Eyez On Me(Tupac), and Indo Smoke (Mista Grimm) are just a few examples that display his unique skill set. As the Founder and CEO of Hyped International Records, T has continued to create and amass a tremendous vault of distinguished musical compositions with several artists known. His works have been sampled by notable artists such as EPMD, Erykah Badu, Oleta Adams, Lalah Hathaway, Master P, Ruff Ryders, The Game, and Tupac
His first gold album credit was by The Dramatics in 1977.
T. Money started playing the bass at 14 years old. Forming his first band in 1971, the Original 'Roadwork’ crew. T. Money then moved on to work with The Dramatics (1974–1992). His involvement with the over the course of two decades evolved into a relationship where Tony co-wrote and composed many hits that charted, all while touring the world. He moved on to produce David Ruffin Jr., son of the late David Ruffin, who was the lead singer for The Temptations during the Motown era.
Great success would follow when Tony became the bass player and producer for Death Row Records (1992–1995). He assisted in the creation of the G-Funk and Gangsta Rap sound that can be heard on the multi-platinum albums Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg, and All Eyez on Me by Tupac - developing the chart topping hits such as Gin & Juice, Doggy Dogg World, California Love, and You Can't See Me. During this time he also wrote and produced two tracks from the soundtrack for the 1994 film Above the Rim, T. Money continues to work with Warren G., Nate Dogg and other hip-hop artists.
- T. Money is continuing his work as CEO of Hyped International Records, and previously networked with NDJamz Radio©, an online radio station, (previously Global Nation Entertainment Group, Inc.), which produced his weekly radio show that showcased not only his own music but other talented Indie artists.
- T. Money has worked extensively with Westbound Records (1970–Present), having access to the entire Parliament/Funkadelic Catalog.
- Original P introducing Hyped Up Westbound Soljaz (2001 Westbound Records)
- Streets Are Paved With Green (2003 Westbound Records)
- T. Money Presents Westbound Records: The Next Generation (2005 Westbound Records)
Many of T. Money's projects to date include a blend of original eclectic funk, soul, R&B, Rock and Hip Hop influences. In addition, T. Money also works with Downsound Records in Jamaica (1995–Present) where he has help to produce artists like Anthony B, Lukie D, Lady Saw and Elephant Man.
T. Money currently resides in Detroit, MI where he owns his own label Hyped International Records (1991–present). He has signed various local acts to Hyped International including K-Stone, B-Deff, Eric McAfee, and Pinnacle. He continues to release albums on this label, including the latest double album Second and Antoinette with mixing and mastering completed at Studio A in Detroit.
T. Money currently works with his new 'Roadwork' band while continuing to mentor and work closely with some of Detroit's finest musicians and performers including, Shadow, Misfit, Maverick, David Ruffin Jr., David Shelton, Skenz, Miss Lulu, Steve Caldwell, and Andy Miles. T Money Green is producer and writer of three cult type records that have grown to be vary rare recordings with DJs in the underground vinyl trade. "When the Cats Away" (1983) and "watch for the morning",(1982)and "hold on tight" (1982) on the detroit group "5 oclock" and on the label "O'Clock Records",and Keep the Groove and "bostonian Message"(1981) on the group he fronted "Bostonian" on the "Platinum Blue Rose" Record Label.
- 1978 - Awarded first GOLD Album as writer/musician on the Dramatics "Do What you Wanna Do"
- 1979 - Platinum credits/award as writer for George Clinton's album "Motor Booty Affair.." for the song "One of those funky thangs"
- 1980 - Receives ASCAP's "Hit Song" Award for writer of Five Special hit song "Why Leave Us Alone"
- 1980 - Receives ASCAP's "Hit Song" Award and Grammy Nomination for Dramatics hit song "Welcome Back Home"
- Winner-2008 Urban Funk Award for Musicianship-Detroit Music Awards
- Winner-2008 Urban Funk Award for Songwriter of the Year-Detroit Music Awards
- Winner - 2011 Urban Funk Award for Best Male Vocalist - Detroit Music Awards
- Winner - 2011 Urban Funk Award for Best Recording ("One Shot") - Detroit Music Awards 
Other Accomplishments / Credits
- Writer/Musician - EPMD's album for the song "HeadBanger" (also sampled by Ruff Ryders & Master P)
- Writer/Musician - Snoop Dogg's album "Doggy Style"
- Writer/Musician - The Game's "LAX" album for the song "Cali Sunshine"(sample of 1978 Dramatics California Sunshine)
- Musician - Warren G "The Show" Album
- Musician - The Dogg Pound album, "Dog Food"
- Musician - Dr. Dre "Let Me Ride" Remix (Green earned honorable mention in lyrics)
- Musician - 2Pac's album, "All Eyez On Me"
- Co-Writer/Co-Producer - Erykah Badu "Jump Up In The Air"
- Musician - Robbie Roberson's album, "For The Native American"
- Writer/Co-Producer - Shaquille O'Neil's, "Biological Father" (Remix)
Producer invited by Downsound Records of Kingston, Jamaica, to write/produce music for various artists
- Writer/Musician - "Clueless" Soundtrack, 1 song
- Musician - "Jason's Lyric" Soundtrack, 2 songs
- Musician - "Poetic Justice" Soundtrack 2 songs
- Musician/Vocalist - "Murder Was The Case" Soundtrack
- Writer/Producer/Musician - "Above The Rim" Soundtrack, 2 songs ("Jus So Ya Know" by Cpo Boss Hog, and "Mi Monie Rite" by Lord G)
- Articles & Honorable Mentions -
- Rolling Stones Magazine, 1993
- The New York Times, 1993
- "Have Gun Will Travel" (Literary Work by Ronin Ro), 1999
- The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, 2001
- Northern Express, 2006
- "The Biography of Dr. Dre", 2007
- White Dogg Detroit, 2012
- "Westbound Next Generation - T Money Green". Westboundnextgen.com. 2005-10-08. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
- "Detroit Music Awards - Winners 2008". Detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
- "Detroit Music Awards - Winners 2011". Detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
- "Day of the Dre". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-03-20.