Rapper TOKEN releases the thoughtful video for a new song DOOZY
Although he was rhyming for years, it was after releasing the video ‘No Sucka MCs‘ on YouTube that TOKEN gained national attention. The video quickly amassed 1.6 million views, and also prompted another Massachusetts native who’d gotten his start rhyming, superstar Mark Wahlberg, to take to Twitter and proclaim TOKEN his new favourite rapper.
‘No Sucka MCs’ also prompted iconic Hip Hop tastemaker Sway Calloway to invite TOKEN to spit on his influential Sway in the Morning Sirius XM show.
“I rehearsed day and night for Sway,” TOKEN reveals. “I wanted it flawless. And I actually prepared about 11 minutes of material, roughly 250 bars. Then, literally the day before, I got the news that I would have about half that time. I had to chop 11 minutes down to like 6, basically overnight. It was nerve-wracking”.
Sway’s co-host Tracy G actually broke down in tears with his verse, the video of which has garnered over a million views in a single 24-hour period, and totals more than 5 million views to date. The internet was set aflame by an apparent rap prodigy.
TOKEN has now kicked off his European tour supporting Hopsin and is currently in the UK from until Friday.
Thursday February 23rd – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
Friday February 24th – Bristol – Marble Factory