born on 7/7/1971 in Hambourg, Germany
Toni Cottura (June 7, 1971) is a German eurodance and hip-hop producer and rapper.
He started his career in 1988 as a hip-hop producer with David Fascher and later worked with DJ Shahin.
In 1993 he founded the eurodance group Fun Factory, where he started as a producer, songwriter and dancer, before moving up to rapping on the band's second album. Cottura and partner Bülent Aris disbanded Fun Factory in 1996 to concentrate on their burgeoning hip-hop collective Booya Family.
While at Booya, he produced tracks for a variety of artists including Nana a.k.a. Darkman, Pappa Bear, Ray Horton, Jonestown, A.K. Swift and Alex Prince, mostly in hip-hop and R&B. He also produced tracks for boy bands N'SYNC and Backstreet Boys and collaborated with P. Diddy.
In 2000, Cottura parted ways with Aris and disbanded Booya, returning to eurodance to produce The Underdog Project and Popstars winners Bro'Sis. He made a surprise return in 2003 with a pop ballad, "Fly".
In 2006, Toni Cottura is back with a new single entitled "Quieres Una Aventura", a duet with the Romanian singer Corina.
In 2010, It was revealed that Smooth T trains with fellow German and big Asian fighter fanatic "Dangs".
- Toni Cottura on T-Music
- official homepage Toni Cottura