Toki Wright launches RSE Spotlight Series


Next month, Rhymesayers Entertainment is launching the RSE Spotlight Series. The series will spotlight relatively unknown independent artists and, in its words, “provide select services and distribution to emerging artists ready to go to the next level, by expanding their fanbase and sales history.”

The first release comes from Toki Wright, who many will recognize as Brother Ali’s hypeman on his past several tours. Wright’s debut A Different Mirror features guest appearances from Ali as well as I Self Devine and Scarub. It comes out June 9.

Here’s more press stuff:

A highly respected community activist and longtime member of the Twin Cities Hip Hop scene, Wright is most recently known around the world as the engaging and energetic hype man and opening act for Brother Ali. Featured on recordings by Atmosphere, P.O.S, and C-Rayz Walz, to name a few, Toki brings 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, etc.), to his debut solo, full-length release, A Different Mirror on Rhymesayers Entertainment June 9th, 2009.

Here’s the track list:

  • 1. “Foundation”
  • 2. “More Fiya”
  • 3. “Devil’s Advocate”
  • 4. “Good”
  • 5. “A Different Mirror”
  • 6. “Rise” (feat. Scarub)
  • 7. “Next Best Thing”
  • 8. “The Law” (feat. I Self Devine)
  • 9. “State Of Emergency”
  • 10. “Truth Or Dare”
  • 11. “The Feeling” (feat. Brother Ali)
  • 12. “Little Girl”
  • 13. “Poison Ivy (Afreecan-American)”
  • Bonus Track: “Get Up” (feat. Felipe Cuauhtli of Los Nativos, St. Paul Slim & Trama)

“State Of Emergency”

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