Marco Antonio Restrepo (born October 22, 1989), better known by his stage name A.Tone Da Priest, is an American rapper, and record producer from Atlanta, GA. He is currently signed to his own record label Farsyde Entertainment.
Marco Antonio Restrepo was born in Marietta, GA, the son of Nigerian and Panamanian immigrants. He moved throughout Atlanta during his childhood due to the separation of his parents but he was primarily raised by his mother. At age 6, Marco was exposed to several different types of music by his father, who was a fan of many genres. Whether salsa, pop, or hip hop, Marco would make it a habit to memorize his favorite songs and sing them back to anyone who would listen. A.Tone cites Eazy-E, Outkast, 2Pac, Big L, T.I., Nirvana, Linkin Park and Sum41 as his biggest musical influences.
He began pursuing music as a career in the summer of 2007 when he was introduced to Grammy Award winning production team, The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. With their assistance he would land an intern position at one of Atlanta’s premiere studios, Hot Beats Recording Studios.
Marco Restrepo is on JamSphere with the tracks “Freak” and “Paul McCartney”