Raised in the Bronx, Tony was taken in at the age of 13 by Big Pun, who attempted to secure a recording contract for the teen.
He took the name Tony Sunshine, and eventually became a member of Terror Squad. He currently has two children Shayleen Cruz & Antonio Jacob. Shayleen the oldest born in September of 1998 and Antonio born February 2002.
In 2000, mentor Big Pun died suddenly of a heart attack, after which point Tony and Fat Joe began recording together in earnest. Tony has collaborated with R. Kelly, Ginuwine, Fabolous and Capone-N-Noreaga.
"I am an artist not simply a singer, I'm moved by music & depending on the beat - my vibe changes. I was working with the very talented Red McFly (producer) & while going thru his archive searching for the perfect soulful R&B beat, I heard what sounded like church bells. Oh man ... I got the Holy Ghost & the booth became my confessional." -Tony Sunshine