Strong Arm Steady’s Krondon Moves To Acting For DC Comics’ “Black Lightning” Role

A decade ago, Krondon and his group Strong Arm Steady were signed to Talib Kweli’s Blacksmith imprint at Warner Bros. In the 10 years since, the Los Angeles, California veteran and S.A.S. teamed with Madlib for In Search Of Stoney Jackson, and has followed with projects with Statik Selektah and Oh No.

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In 2017, Krondon makes new steps with a burgeoning acting career. As “Marvin Jones, III” Krondon is confirmed to join the cast of DC and CW collaboration, Black Lightning. He will play “Tobias Whale” in the upcoming series, taking on the title character as the nemesis.

“I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great ‘Tobias,’” executive producer Salim Akil tells Variety. “His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the ‘Tobias’ character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.” The series will reportedly address real-life issues, including police brutality.

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The series will debut in 2018. In late 2013, Krondon released Everything’s Nothing. The LP featured Smoke DZA, Casey Veggies, and Shafiq Husayn.

Photograph by Estevan Oriol.

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