Born Antonio Davall,
“M. Tana” was born and raised in the Northeast Quadrant of Washington, D.C. He grew up in the Trinidad neighborhood where his mother Tina Davall worked as a Nursing Assistant working 40+ hours a week, and sometimes double shifts on weekends.
As a young teen he began writing lyrics and freestyling with friends in ciphers to occupy his time. Transitioning from backyard battles. M.Tana began to pursue his career as a rapper.
In 2014 M. Tana released two projects titled, “The M.LP” and “Right Back” that included production from DJ Boom. Quickly learning his way around the D.C. mixtape circuit, M.Tana knew he had to continue to develop his unpredictable flow and lyrical ability to stand out in the DMV (D.C, Maryland, Virginia) markets. Seizing every opportunity, M. Tana made the decision to appear on Global Music Groups “New Artists Auditions” in April 2015. Using his skills and precise execution, M. Tana blew away the judges, and was handpicked as the winner by music legend, (Super Producer) Chucky Thompson. Feeding off his momentum
M. Tana released his projects “CITY" & “CITY 2” in 2016, where he shows his true identity, street challenges of growing up, and struggles of trying to break through as a real artist. To his surprise the feedback was tremendous for his singles, “Mis Guided Youngins, Get That Money, Hard, and Identity Check" which appealed to a wide audience on Datpiff and YouTube. As word spread and M.Tana showcased his ability at local DJ Showcases he began to have sit downs at DMV Life, DTLR Radio, and 93.9 KWYS.
In 2018, M. Tana plans to solidify his position and label Global Music Group by releasing his debut EP “The New Tana” on October 17th 2018. He wants to engage followers all around the globe with music that will create an emotional connection as well as, put him in a position that conveys a message- “The road to success is always under construction.” The official singles of the debut EP are “Julio & Felix” and “Knocked Off”.