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Sykesville, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | AFM

Sykesville, Maryland, United States | AFM
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop





It’s not often that an artist can get me to go and do something. I hear so much music during the day and at night that I tend to tune some stuff out so the message doesn’t hit me 100% of the time (this is a trick I learned doing radio when you hear a Katy Perry song three times a day for six weeks straight). Then there are times that I see something in a video and it makes me go do it right away. When I moved from Indiana I packed up all of my clothes but I kept most of my old jerseys in a tub. I’ve brought that tub with me to Florida and after seeing Tokin sporting his Kobe high school jersey I went into that tub, grabbed my old jerseys, and threw them in the washer (IG posts to follow). I had to tell that story before talking about the music for “Like This”.

Tokin comes to us from Maryland and has dubbed his new music as “new wave”. The 25 year old gives us an eclectic style with this one, mixing what sounds like electronic music, drum and bass, and hip-hop into one sound. “Like This” is a party track, sure to get you amped to party for the weekend and the video has hints of this as well. We see Tokin and his crew getting wild, drinking from bottles, and even becoming pyromaniacs. Kick your weekend off in style; rock your old school jersey’s and turn this one up. - Joe Hova's Mindframe

"Tokin – Like This (Video)"

The long awaited, and debut track/video from his upcoming, untitled EP, “Like This” is the first song of the self-dubbed “new wave” from budding Maryland hip-hop artist/producer, Tokin. An almost joyfully-eerie ambiance of synths and leads bounce in and out and keeps the pace throughout the track, accompanied by buzzing 808s and trap inspired percussion.

Having invested in new equipment and sounds, finding new flows as well as new parts of himself, “Like This” is a new breed of sound yet to be heard from the 25 year old MC….and the hunger is evident. The track was released today, August 17th, on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, and Tidal, among other sources. The video was filmed and edited by Maryland based visual artist, Faizon Films. Tune in up top. - HipHopSince1987

"Extra Sessions: Tokin"

Tokin calls in to talk about the #ChayceYourDreams movement, the new ‘Like That’ single, the state of Maryland hip-hop, an upcoming record with King Los and much more.

Music: 'Like That' & 'Here to Stay (Ft. BJR)'

Tokin Links:
Twitter/Instagram: @TheRealTokin - Hip-Hop Hercules


Official Singles:
"Like This" (prod. Tokin) - 2016
"What We Do" (prod. Tokin) - 2016



Self-made and on the rise in the Maryland hip-hop scene, Tokin is an in-house, independent jack of all trades.

Born and raised in Eldersburg, Tokin is a Maryland man through and through. Starting out in 2010 while a sophomore at college at Salisbury University, Tokin has evolved from a YouTube experiment to a full fledged hit-maker, producing, writing, recording, performing, and mixing all of his own music. He has honed his skills over the years, blending masterful lyricism and flow with real life substance and a desire to leave a positive mark on the world. Highlighted by monstrous drum lines, blended with unique and melodic leads, next-level lyricism and flow, and new-age sound and delivery, Tokin and his music stand for family, purpose, positivity, and the pursuit of your dreams.

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