Toki Wright -- "Devil's Advocate" (Music Video)
A friend of mines in Minneapolis put me on to rapper Toki Wright's new video for "Devil's Advocate." The clip has a "truth & consequences" theme going on here -- the truth and what we do, or don't do, will determine the consequences, for better or for worse. There three revolving stories involving people from different walks of life. It all reminds me of that Oscar-winning, race-themed movie, Crash.
For those of you who may not know, Toki Wright is the hype-man for rapper Brother Ali. (By the way, Brother Ali's new album Us is phenomenal.)
After years of touring and prepping himself for the rap game, he signed with Rhymesayers Entertainment and dropped his debut LP A Different Mirror in June. The collection is different than any other rap album you have heard this year. Over some head-nodding beats, the Minneapolis verbalist spits informative rhymes about the social, political and economic struggles that African-Americans are now facing in the year of OBAMA.
People are always asking me, "Yo Trent, I keep hearing all of this gangster shit in rap. But where are the positive rappers at?"
Well . . . here it is. I just put you on.
Go cop Toki Wright's LP A Different Mirror NOW!
If you want to know more about Toki Wright, check out this interview with him on MPR (89.3 The Current).
Props to Minnesota Public Radio
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