Saturday, February 20, 2010

Toki Wright - BlackMale EP

Dropping his 2nd offiicial release after the dopeness that was his debut album, Brother Ali hypeman Minneapolis MC Toki Wright lets loose The "BlackMale EP".

This brand new, 8-Track collection not only continues in the footsteps of Toki's heady wordplay and commitment to solid production that we heard on "A Different Mirror", but is also a pretty stand up way to raise awareness and money for the recent tragedy in Haiti.

Toki had this to say about the release:

Friends and Family,

First off thank you for your continued support. Since the release of my debut full length album “A Different Mirror” in June I’ve been continuing to work hard to bring you more. In the last six months I’ve traveled tour the country, released new videos, and been working daily to provide you with more original work.

“BlackMale” is an 8 song digital EP of all brand new music. Seeing that it is Black History month it seemed like a fitting to release this interpretation of African-American manhood. I worked closely with Benzilla, Reggie Reg, Greg Greaze, PC, and Mike Swoop to craft this project. This project was also made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Cultural Community Partnership Grant. I set the foundation for this project with an organization called CRUNC (Community Roots Under New Construction).

“BlackMale” is available for free download, or as a “choose your own amount” donation. You can give whatever amount you see fit. My friend Jeanine Estime will be returning to her homeland of Haiti to hand out basic needs items (soap, toothpaste, asprin, etc) to people in her old neighborhood that were effected by the earthquake. All donations from the digital downloads will go directly to her via me.

To donate to the relief efforts in Haiti hit up The Rhymesayers website, or visit this Post, where you'll find a comprehensive list of organizations handling donations and giving out info regarding the recovery efforts in Haiti.


Toki Wright - BlackMale EP

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