“Hustler by trade. Artist by night. Dreamer by day.” Towkio executes a grandiose vision with “Swim” – one that includes orchestral segments, Chicago juke influence, poignant verses, and gorgeous harmonies. The Savemoney affiliate’s debut album, WWW, is being recorded with Rick Rubin. The newly released lyric video features some out of the box special effects . . .
“Drift” is a very smart and climatic single. Towkio‘s latest starts off with an ominous, low bassline before clanging percussion and his dynamic delivery serve to escalate things from 0 to 100. The Chicagoan emcee has a knack for making catchy singles, and he doesn’t fail us this time. Stream “Drift” below, and watch the . . .
Take a trip down memory lane, to the year that Acid Rap was released. A previously unheard Chance The Rapper track featuring his SAVEMONEY compadres Towkio and Kami De Chukwu has emerged, and it’s called “You A Bitch.” It’s definitely unfinished, but it offers an interesting window into a different era for all three artists. . . .
On the opening track to Community Service 2, Towkio declares “this is my calling.” We can hear his passion and talent throughout the seven-track project, which includes previously released joints like “GWM,” “Tear Drop,” and “Playin Fair.” Guest artists include Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, Smoko Ono, Kenny Segal, and Mr. Carmack, among others. Stream Community Service 2 . . .
“World gone mad, so for that I let a tear drop.” Towkio isn’t afraid to share his discontent with the way that the world works on his latest release, “Tear Drop.” The Chicagoan up and comer sheds the celebratory, anthemic feel of previous releases such as “Playin Fair” and “GWM” to take things into much . . .
We ain’t playin fair. Towkio and Joey Purp have been linked together for quite some time now as members of SAVEMONEY, so it should come as no surprise that they’re linking up again for a new summertime anthem called “Playin Fair.” With an absolutely chant-ready chorus and dynamic verses over frenetic, percussion-centered production, this joint . . .
Mr. Carmack and Kenny Segal production. Towkio, featuring Vic Mensa. “G W M.” Gang With Me. Banger, certified. Two Chicago artists and SAVEMONEY team up to wreak havoc over ferocious production on this cut, which I can see myself playing heavily in the whip for months to come. This was originally heard on different stops of . . .
Chicago has been known for its footwork for quite some time now, so it’s only right that fellow Save Money affiliates Towkio and Chance The Rapper show off their footwork with the rest of the crew in the newly released video for “Clean Up,” a highlight from Towkio’s .Wav Theory mixtape. Watch below. Clean Up . . .
From recent group collaborative LP with “The Social Experiment” and various features, most notably with Action Bronson, and Kehlani, Chance The Rapper is on a roll and wants to continue his musical hot streak with a North American tour with fellow artists D.R.A.M., Metro Boomin’, and Towkio. As of now, there aren’t full details on . . .
Towkio‘s .Wav Theory is being officially labeled a mixtape, but it has all the feel of a polished album. Guest features includes Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Donnie Trumpet, Leather Corduroy, Lido, and Eryn Allen Kane. Stream .Wav Theory in full below, and download via
On “Reflection,” Towkio gets in touch with his inner blues singer, delivering a strong vocal performance over airy production from the one and only Kaytranada. Look for Towkio’s .Wav Theory project to release on April 28th. Stream “Reflection” below.
We already knew that Sango and SPZRKT were an excellent combination, thanks to their stellar collaborative album, Hours Spent Loving You. Esta decided to up the ante with a new, club-friendly version of “How Do You Love Me,” a standout track from the project. Esta gave the song a more upbeat feel, and incorporated a . . .
Chicagoan artist Towkio impresses with “Heaven Only Knows,” a soulful new record featuring a guest verse from Chance The Rapper, production from Lido, and guest vocals from Eryn Allen Kane. Rich and vibrant, the newly released record combines the traditionally soulful feel of Chicago hip-hop with Lido’s experimental, innovative brand of production. Stream “Heaven Only . . .
SAVEMONEY’s Towkio, formerly known as Tokyo Shawn, connects with fellow Chicagoan Vic Mensa for a dancefloor-worthy new single called “Involved,” produced by the one and only Kaytranada. Look for Towkio’s .Wav Theory album to release this April, with executive production by Peter Cottontale of The Social Experiment, along with plenty of guest features from the . . .
Damian Marley contributed a solid feature on JAY-Z‘s 4:44 album. He keeps the wave rolling and is a back with a new song titled “R.O.A.R.” “‘R.O.A.R.’ is really speaking about how, in Jamaica, what we call rudeboys always had a responsibility to the community,” Marley says of the track. They would be the safekeepers — the . . .