Fedel, what's the meaning behind the name? And how did you get it?
Well, the name Fedel came from the word fidelity which is a synonym for truth and defined as accuracy, faithfulness and loyalty. All things I wanted to embody as an artist and a man. I change the i to an e to make it my own...you know how we rappers do lol.
As a member of The Cross Movement, The Tonic has toured globally, earned two GRAMMY nominations, a Stellar Award nomination and two GMA Dove Award nominations; has been featured by media outlets as diverse as Time Magazine, CCM Magazine, The Source, Vibe Magazine and The Washington Post; and posted some of the highest street week scans in the history of Christian hip-hop. Prior to joining the group 16 years ago, The Tonic was an independent solo artist, and his new album, The Dash, marks a return to his roots.
How did you come up with your nickname "Zane One"?
My Real name is Zane,and I'm trying to live up to its meaning.Now I added the "One" on my tag when I would hit up in black books. From then on, everyone started calling me "Zane One." I pretend I'm a graff artist!