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Friday Five: Toki Wright, Bo Weber, and more new Minnesota music videos

Toki Wright, “The Situation (prod. Mamadu)” “What’s a stack when your head is cracked?” asks local cornerstone Toki Wright, who produced this song under the name Mamadu. Reggie “Reg” Henderson directs. Bo Weber, “Right Here” After losing his mother to ovarian cancer, Minneapolis’s Bo Weber recorded an album called Wendy dedicated to her memory. One song off the album, […]

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Toki Wright heading to Winona for educational residency

Between his work as a U.S. Ambassador in Sierra Leone and being McNally Smith College of Music’s hip-hop program department chair, local rapper Toki Wright is taking time for community outreach in southeastern Minnesota. Wright will give two days of public workshops, including a free show, this month in Winona area schools. The Mid West Music […]

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Toki Wright came to my middle school graduation, and it was awesome

Earlier this month, Toki Wright—a local hip-hop artist and educator—surprised the eighth grade class at Roseville Area Middle School by appearing at their graduation. “I was playing in the Mainroom and my big bro Conrad at First Avenue asked if I would come out to the school and make a special guest appearance,” explains Wright, referring […]

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Don’t take Soundset for granted

Let’s start this article with full disclosure. As someone who’s performed at and hosted Soundset a few times, put out albums jointly with Rhymesayers (RSE) and Soul Tools, and received support for the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip-Hop festival from RSE, my perspective is biased. Sorry, my friend, you aren’t going to get a disgruntled dissertation. […]

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Charlie Parr, Toki Wright and Big Cats among 2015 Mid West Music Fest headliners

Going into its sixth year as a music festival in Winona, Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) promises three days of live performances, along with educational presentations and family friendly activities from April 23-25. This year’s festival will feature headliner Charlie Parr—who has performed every year at MWMF since 2011—as well as DJ Abilities, Chastity Brown, Communist Daughter, […]

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Lizzo and Toki Wright to headline benefit show at the Varsity Theater

Lizzo and Toki Wright (with producer/collaborator Big Cats) will headline a show Jan. 10 at the Varsity Theater to benefit To The Bridge Foundation. To The Bridge supports individuals struggling with addiction on their way to recovery. Proceeds from the show will go toward helping people working through chemical dependency build bridges to the next stage of their lives. Lizzo […]

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