Antwion 3rd Eye Collins, hailing from Ventura County, California, commonly known as the (805), is a multifaceted artist with a distinctive fusion of West Coast consciousness and Southern-inspired lyrical prowess. Often likened to a young DMX when he unleashes his signature growls, Antwion's approach to music is an ode to his old-school roots.
Antwion's journey in music commenced at a tender age of nine, evolving into a freestyle virtuoso by the age of thirteen, where he became a prominent figure in the world of cyphers and backpack rap. His lyrical prowess led him to join Sick Lake Records, marking him as the youngest member on their roster. Upon relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah, Antwion embarked on a mission to establish himself as one of the state's rap pioneers, consequently gracing numerous stages and venues, even though his age often barred him from the audience. During this phase, he unveiled his inaugural solo project, "A Storm Is Brewin" and contributed to several significant albums like "Lakalation 1&2: The Invasion" and "The Final Destination" where he achieved a milestone in his rap career with a track featuring Brotha Lynch Hung, aptly titled "Monopoly."
Antwion's involvement extended to the founding of other record labels such as BabyBluRecords, F.T.R Records, and P.L.M. in Minnesota. His debut music video, "Cradle 2 da Grave" opened doors for him to explore the United States and participate in tours alongside renowned artists such as Tha Alkaholiks and The Insane Clown Posse during the Marvelous Missing Link Tour. The tour also saw him sharing stages with luminaries like Tech N9ne, Big Krizz Kaliko, E-40, ABK, AP9, DJ Paul, Dope D.O.D, Young Wicked, Tajh, and E-Swift from Tha Alkaholiks, along with collaboration with local talents in the Salt Lake Valley.
Antwion's recent work includes collaborations and recordings with Custom-Made Muzic, featuring tracks like "So Cold" with COLEONE, "Custom Made", and songs like "PAYLOAD," "YETI," "MUDSLIDE," "TUMBLEWEEDS," and "TURNT UP," all available on major downloading and streaming platforms. Under the production of Sick Lake Records, he released "HYBORNATIONS" and the "Creole the Mixxtape" alongside his compatriot Lance A Million, among other projects that are currently in progress.
Antwion's journey has not been without its challenges, particularly in transitioning from a street-oriented lifestyle to one that prioritizes family and personal growth. After serving time in prison, he made a conscious decision to redirect his focus towards the strengths and talents that would shape his path. His initiatives, including 3rd Eye Muzic and the West No Coast clothing brand, reflect this transformation. Antwion also ventured to Oregon to channel his creative energies, which presented its own set of challenges, including creating a new market and platform for his music and cannabis-related endeavors.
Antwion is not only an artist but also an influential figure in the Utah hip-hop scene, where he played a pivotal role as an A&R for Sick Lake Records, nurturing emerging talents and contributing to their burgeoning careers. His stage presence is marked by its magnetism, and his performances are a testament to his prowess as a performer. He takes pride in his role as a director for music videos and mini-movies, demonstrating his creative versatility, and his meticulously crafted music video, "Payload," is a testament to his dedication and investment in the visual aspect of his art.
In addition to his music and clothing line, Antwion possesses a deep connection to energy, gemstones, and the natural world. He is an avid collector of gemstones, a nature enthusiast, and often finds solace in the outdoors, away from the bustling city life.
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