Toki Wright

Raised in a Buddhist household, immersing himself in Black history, world culture, and community work, Toki Wright’s awareness of the diverse world we live in is translated through his content driven music. He has taken paths that run the gamut from a non-profit youth organization in North Minneapolis to work with war-affected children in Northern Uganda. As an artist, Wright’s travels have taken him throughout the United States and Canada as support and hypeman for Brother Ali. Other performance credits include Soundset, Coachella, CMJ, Bumbershoot, Paid Dues, Scribble Jam, and SXSW.

Being an active presence in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene, Wright has been featured on recordings by Atmosphere, P.O.S, and C-Rayz Walz, to name a few. With years of experience and numerous accolades (2007 Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards “Best Knowledge Spitta” Winner, 2006 KMOJ Radio Artist of the Year, 2003 Star Tribune Artist of the Year - Honorable Mention, 2002 City Pages Hip-Hop Artists of the Year, 2002 Minnesota Music Award Nominee: Best Hip-Hop Artist, and more…), Toki Wright took it to the next level with his debut solo, full-length release, A Different Mirror on Rhymesayers Entertainment (June 2009). As the first artist in the newly developed Rhymesayers Spotlight Series, aimed at bringing new emerging, independent artists to the masses. Toki Wright comes armed with skill and determination. His insightful lyrics are balanced by smooth, flowing beats by local stand out producers Benzilla and Medium Zach of Fam Feud, and Rhymesayers own Brother Ali.

Past Shows


Sep
25
th
2016
7th St Entry
Sep
25
th
2016
7th St Entry
Apr
13
th
2016
Mainroom
Apr
13
th
2016
Mainroom

R.T. Rybak, Big Trouble and dVRG

with Chris Koza, Lucy Michelle, Toki Wright and more!
Dec
18
th
2015
Mainroom
Dec
18
th
2015
Mainroom

Audiyo Element

with Toki Wright, UP ROCK, Sarah White and more!
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center

RHYMESAYERS 20

with Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock and more!
Mar
14
th
2015
Mainroom + Record Room
Mar
14
th
2015
Mainroom + Record Room

Get Cryphy

with Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ LAST WORD and more!
Nov
22
nd
2014
Mainroom
Nov
22
nd
2014
Mainroom

FUNK ON FIRST Vol. 2

Friends and Family
with New Sound Underground, Toki Wright, Reed Grimm and more!
Nov
2
nd
2014
Mainroom
Nov
2
nd
2014
Mainroom

Congressman Keith Ellison

Hosted by Congressman Keith Ellison
with Sims, Heiruspecs, Toki Wright and more!
May
31
st
2014
Turf Club
May
31
st
2014
Turf Club

Mayda

with Mixed Blood Majority, DJ NEVIATOR, Hiponymous and more!
Feb
17
th
2014
Mainroom
Feb
17
th
2014
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Toki Wright, Big Cats, No Bird Sing and more!
Feb
13
th
2014
Clyde Iron Works
Feb
13
th
2014
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

with Toki Wright, Big Cats, No Bird Sing and more!
Jan
11
th
2014
Mainroom
Jan
11
th
2014
Mainroom

Sean Anonymous

with DJ NAME, DREAM CRUSHER, SPECIAL GUESTS and more!
Sep
27
th
2013
CAROLINE SMITH (full band) with SOLID GOLD
Sep
27
th
2013
CAROLINE SMITH (full band) with SOLID GOLD

Your Smith and Solid Gold

with Toki Wright and Big Cats
Aug
28
th
2012
7th St Entry
Aug
28
th
2012
7th St Entry

THEESatisfaction

with Toki Wright
May
4
th
2012
7th St Entry
May
4
th
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with I RULE, MaLLy, Audio Perm and more!
May
1
st
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mike Mictlan

with Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, Kill The Vultures, 2% muck and more!
Sep
2
nd
2011
7th St Entry
Sep
2
nd
2011
7th St Entry

Toki Wright

with Kids Like Us and St. Paul Slim
Jul
19
th
2011
Mainroom
Jul
19
th
2011
Mainroom

THE LEGENDARY KRS-ONE, Slum Village, DJ Xpect and more!

with Toki Wright, Truth Maze, Da Black Pearll and more!
Jun
25
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jun
25
th
2011
7th St Entry

Junkyard Empire

with City on the Make, Toki Wright and Guante
Sep
17
th
2010
Mainroom
Sep
17
th
2010
Mainroom

Face Forward

with Musab, Toki Wright, Longshot and more!

More Shows

Sep
2
nd
First Avenue

Emo Nite

Oct
19
th
7th St Entry

NNAMDÏ

Aug
19
th
Turf Club

Sleeping Jesus

with Dark Bunny and Grand Courriers
Sep
20
th
Turf Club

Zeal & Ardor

with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant