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Toki Wright Performs “A Different Mirror” Live on The Current

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Monday, July 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Speaking of Toki Wright, here is a great video of him performing the title track off of his latest effort A Different Mirror on 89.3 The Current. As you can see in the video, this dude can flow mad tight and has a great deal of talent. Please do yourself a favor and go pick up his album, he’s reppin’ hard for the Mighty Minneapolis. Thanks to the homie Shake on this one.

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Album Review: Toki Wright, A Different Mirror

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, July 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Toki Wright I say this all the time but, I feel so great being from Minnesota because Minneapolis is a mad music machine that keeps churning out great homeland talent. Toki Wright is a perfectly prime example of what I previously stated. I’ve seen Toki at just about every Hip-Hop event I’ve ever been to in Minneapolis, so for that reason alone he will always be a pivotal stamp in Twin Cities Hip-Hop. I got the chance to see Toki at this year’s Soundset, and I was very impressed when I saw him perform his solo material. His new album, A Different Mirror, is a great example of a hungry emcee deliberately devouring the microphone on every track. The beats on this album accent Toki’s violent and vicious flow perfectly, and Toki’s witty wordplay is highly infectious. Continue reading

Monday Music Video Roundup: Twin Cities Week on MTV2, Animal Collective, Neko Case, and more

Posted in Monday Music Video Roundup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, June 15, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO: Tapes ‘n Tapes, “SWM” (live at Backyard BBQ from MTV2 Twin Cities week exclusive)

According to Gimme Noise, the Minneapolis metropolitan area has taken over the airwaves at MTV2 and MTV2.com this week, where they’ll be hosting interviews and performances that they taped two weeks ago during Soundset and such. To start the week off, Subterranean has posted a video of the local boys in Tapes ‘n Tapes showing off their acoustic skills on a rendition of “SWM”. Pay attention to MTV2.com throughout the week for more performances with TC artists such as P.O.S., Mike Mictlan, and more.

For today, I’m back with a round-up of the week in music videos and live performances that I cared to watch (except for one – if I find a d/l of the awesome Faith No More set from Download Festival that I live-streamed, I’ll be sure to post it later). Enjoy the list I’ve compiled; you’ll need to set aside a good chunk of time if you want to watch them all!

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P.O.S. & Toki Wright “Exposed” @ Soundset ’09

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Thursday, June 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

As you can see by the video above, Mr. Peter Parker caught up with Stef at this year’s Soundset Festival in Shakopee, MN. It’s a good sized interview clocking in at just around eight minutes long, and the interview runs the gamut as far as topics are concerned. P.O.S. talks about the cup trick that his friend Allegra taught him on the track “Optimist” and how long he had been waiting to base a track around that sound. Another issue he addresses is how he likes to make albums that no one else has ever heard before. Great interview from Mr. Peter Parker, follow me after the jump for the Toki Wright video. Continue reading

Toki Wright, “The Feeling” (Feat. & Prod. By Brother Ali)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , on Thursday, June 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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As many of you know, Toki Wright released his debut LP on Rhymesayers Entertainment this last Tuesday. He was gracious enough to drop his first single entitled “The Feeling” which features Brother Ali. Big Bad Brother Ali also produced the beat on this track, which I may add is fire. Both emcees spit 16 some nice bars, and leave me wanting to hear more. Make sure you go out and buy Toki’s album A Different Mirror out on Rhymesayers now.

Download: Toki Wright, “The Feeling” (Feat. & Prod. By Brother Ali)

Toki Wright releases Rhymesayers debut today; Fifth Element in-store at 6pm

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 by Ryan Buege

If you don’t know, now you know. Thanks to Toki’s laid back flow and impeccable consistency, he’s ballin’ even bigger than ever.

This has been a long time coming; after what seems like ages spent toiling in liquor-soaked clubs and paying his dues in the Twin Cities, my man Toki Wright has been hooked up with a nationwide distribution deal via the hometown hip-hop heroes at Rhymesayers Entertainment. It’s been a long climb out of the depths of the underground, but now Toki Wright jams are literally available via every major retailer in the U.S.! If you’re local, get down to Fifth Element now to support the release of A Different Mirror; the release party starts at 6pm.

DOWNLOAD MP3: Toki Wright, “Next Best Thing” (from A Different Mirror, available now)

Follow the jump to hear Philadelpia Freeway and Myka 9 give the album their props… Continue reading

Muja Messiah freestyles at Peter Parker’s on B96

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, February 26, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Via Culture Bully, B96 recently had the the self-proclaimed “hottest thing cooking” in Minneapolis, Muja Messiah, in the studio and he displayed his incredible flow on air for the rest of the city to hear. They discuss a range of topics, from fake and stupid MCs to Muja’s own steadily rising career, and after a few minutes Muja freestyles over his own beat that he brought with him into the studio. Hit play and watch the video to see why this guy’s name never stops coming up in the local hip-hop conversation lately.

meetsflyerqp0While they’re hyping his show at Axis next week, I want to remind everyone about the awesome set that’s planned at Fine Line next week featuring sets of Atmosphere meets Brother Ali, Muja Messiah meets M.anifest, Toki Wright meets St. Paul Slim, and DJ Jimmy 2 Times meets DJ Plain Ole Bill. This is a local hip-hop event for the record books, and you should do everything in your power to make it to this show. Click the flier to read more!