Emmy Award winning MC/Producer, radio host, arts ambassador, educator, and community organizer Toki Wright blends soulful yet futuristic music with intelligent content. Wright has over 1 million YouTube views, albums with Rhymesayers Entertainment, Top 20 charting on MTV for multiple videos, and an extensive and successful tour history.
Toki is also Vice President of Soul Tools Entertainment, multimedia company that released the film “Bahamian Son” at the Bahamas and Pan African Film Festivals this past year.
Wright has played for sold out audiences throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Africa, Europe, and South America. Touring solo alongside artists like Brother Ali, Devin The Dude, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Atmosphere, Sean Price and more.
Wright has been featured on numerous projects including recordings with Talib Kweli recording the (Outkast) Stankonia Studios A3C project with Slum Village and Jarren Benton.
Toki Wright is the Department Head of the United States first fully accredited Hip-Hop Studies program by the National Association of Schools of Music. Wright has been the Executive Director of the Twin Cities based youth organization YO! The Movement.
He was also recently chosen by the US State Department as an arts ambassador performing in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Wright does additional work in media as a freelance writer and co-host of Soul Tools Radio on KFAI FM 90.3 Minneapolis/106.7 St. Paul.
“A powerful stage presence and booming, crystal-clear cadence..” – LA Weekly
“One of the dopest emcees around, who makes noise both on the microphone and as an un-compromising community activist…” – Davey D
Toki Wright’s producer alter-ego Mamadu brings you #MamaduMonday’s weekly. Every Monday get creative new tracks produced, written, and recorded by Mamadu and many special guests via Soundcloud. Follow at https://soundcloud.com/toki-wright.