"The youngest of 13 children, Butler grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, ruled by Apartheid and segregation. 'I was born poor, but richly blessed with talent and the gift to make music,' he says. 'I can’t dismiss where I’ve been or where I’ve come from. I’m a proud South African and I came from nothing.'"
TONY, TONI, TONE
"Tony! Toni! Toné! crashed out of their Oakland neighborhood in 1988 with their Gold debut album Who? which spawned the hit "Little Walter". In 1990, to both critical and popular acclaim, their second album The Revival garnered four # 1 Billboard hits including "Feels Good," "Whatever You Want," "The Blues" and "It Never Rains (In Southern California)" and went Platinum. "