Montana of 300
Born: March 3, 1989
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Career and Life
Walter Anthony “Tony” Bradford aka Montana of 300 (or simply Montana), is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. His debut studio album, Fire in the Church, was released on May 20, 2016. He is best known for his rap style, incorporating trap, R&B, and drill beats, while also making remixes to hit songs that, like his originals, often include religious subtext. He released his third solo tape and second album Don't Doubt the God on May 20, 2017 to mixed and positive reviews from fans and critics alike. His third studio album, Pray for the Devil, was released on May 20, 2018 to positive reviews from fans and critics.
Walter Anthony Bradford was born on March 3, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. He has two brothers and three sisters. He started rapping at age 15, and grew up listening to artists such as Tupac, DMX, Lil Wayne and Jay Z. Both his parents suffered from serious substance abuse issues, the father from alcohol and the mother from crack cocaine. After witnessing his parents' struggles, Montana ceased using narcotics, not wanting to "fry his brain."
In 2008, Montana, his friend from high school, Montelle Talley (known professionally as "Talley of 300"), as well as several others joined together to form the rap group "300". The name for the group was based on the movie of the same name, in which a group of 300 Spartans overcome more than 300,000 Persian Soldiers to hold on to their territory. Montana was particularly inspired by the line, "No Surrender, No Retreat, Only the hard, only the strong, Against all odds".
In 2014, Montana released his first mixtape entitled, Cursed with a Blessing. The tape, which included popular songs such as "Ice Cream Truck" produced by Jay Storm, "Holy Ghost" produced by Daquan and "Fuck Her Brains Out" produced by Dami Tha Prince. In September 2015, Montana made a cameo appearance in the popular television show, Empire. In December 2015, Montana and Talley of 300 released a collaborative mixtape entitled Gunz and Roses. Staples of this tape included "FGE Cypher" and "Mf's Mad".
On May 20, 2016, Montana released his debut studio album, entitled Fire in the Church. The 18-track release, which only included features from his Fly Guy Entertainment labelmates and Kevin Gates, was lauded by XXL magazine for its "heat-seeking bars and thought-provoking metaphors". The album peaked at #95 on the Billboard 200.
On February 10, 2017, Montana released a compilation album with his Fly Guy labelmates, entitled No Surrender No Retreat.
On May 20, 2017, Montana released his 2nd solo studio album Don't Doubt the God.on Nov.16,2018 Montana released his 4th studio album a gun in the teacher's desk.
Walter has two sons and two daughters.
On May 17, 2017, Walter revealed to fans via his Facebook and Instagram account that he was in jail in an undisclosed location. He did not give a reason for his arrest, but told fans to purchase his forthcoming album "Don't Doubt the God," which was released on May 20, 2017. He was eventually released July 1, 2017.