Anthony Reyes was born on March 12 in 1983, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the son of two him immigrants from the Dominican Republic who settled in New Brunswick, but eventually moved to Union City, NJ in search of better opportunities for their children’s future. Shortly into Anthony’s life, his father passed away from brain cancer. This circumstance forced his mother to serve the role of both a mother and father figure for her family. As years passed and Anthony became Famine, his fatherless life became one filled with conflicts. However, he was fortunate to find an exit out of his problems; Famine through his passion for music since the age of four was able to express his anger in his words and later in his instrumentals. After listening to Wu-Tang Clan’s “Enter the 36th Chamber” and Mobb Deep’s “Hell on Earth”, Famine was inspired to become a freelance music producer. At the age of 16, Famine aspired to become a professional rap artist; however, he needed instrumentals to display
his talent. Seeing his artistic influences, Rza&Mobb Deep’s Havoc, produce their
own instrumentals, he felt that he could also make professional instrumentals on his own. The name Famine came about as his childhood friend, Gabriel, started a group of recording artist called “The Four Horsemen” inspired by the biblical story of the Apocalypse; Anthony became known as Black Famine and later Famine. Famine is extreme hunger, and that is what Famine compares to his passion for making music—a hunger for freedom through art.Famine began working on a compilation album, “Behind the Boards,” in 2000 and its release came after 8 months of serious production. He started from the bottom up and built a name for himself in the streets of Union City. The album sold 80 CD’s in 4days at $10 in total making $800 dollars. With this money, he helped his mother with expenses and invested the rest in his career. In 2004, Famine wanted to head in a new direction and started producingReggaeton-styled instrumentals. This is when he decided to, not only produce hip-hop beats, but also to create Reggaeton beats as well. That same year, he put a group together called “RNS” that rapidly became popular. The group performed in over 200 to 300 shows while they were together. As each member discovered their individual talents, their collaboration came to its end in 2008. Famine decided to venture into his new path, a career as solo artist/producer.
Once again, Famine was experiencing many hard times and felt like his life was crumbling right before his eyes, especially after his brother’s sentencing to jail. This event made him realize that we, ultimately, determine our future. With this thought in mind, Famine decided to establish his own movement with “Tony R. Music” and started recording new music for his solo debut album, “Yesterday’s Gone”. The title of the album defines his life story as a producer from the small town of Union City and tells his audience about the obstacles he overcame to become a successful producer. This album has been a work in progress for over two years and it finally hit the market on January 11, 2011 “Yesterday’s Gone”.
After a couple of months, Famine and RedLine created “RoomLabel” to brand themselves and put together a group called “BluRoom Therapy”. Released 7 mix tapes in less than 2 years which are: Muzik Evaluation, Muzik Evaluation 2.0, The BluTape, Muzik Evaluation 3.0, Muzik Evaluation Best of, New Era of Kingz, V - [Money, Power, Respect & Loyalty] and a digital single titled "Big Ballin' on iTunes and Amazon.
They had a special bond working as a team and were inspired to create "RoomVision" to direct their own music videos. Their YouTube channel contains music videos and reality TV clips called "webisodes" in which they received thousands of views.Their music was added to the “Underworld Awakening Soundtrack" which can be seen and viewed on YouTube. On www.Tunelobby.com
he was featured on the "Nine Eleven" Soundtrack that did over 144,000 downloads featuring artist like Usher, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Anthony Hamilton, David Guetta, Bruno Mars & More. He has also worked with the very beautiful talented Mya on a record along the side of Damon "Hasan" Johnson titled "Let's Dance" which is currently on YouTube. He performed in Hoboken Italian Festival, Jersey City Puerto Rican Parade. Also has performed in New York “Hammerstein Ballroom”, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Canada tour(Calgary, Vancouver & Montréal). His resume includes opening for platinum artists: Pitbull, Aventura, Tego Calderon, Toby Love, Tito Rojas, La India, T-Pain, Alexis y Fido, Jadakiss, Hector “El Torito” Acosta and many others in several events with other artist.He also produced Terror Squad’s Armageddon “Dance With The Devil”. Now his back in the studio working on this 2nd solo album “Empty Bottle, Empty Heart” will be released in 2014