Towkio walks on water in his lyric video for “Swim”

“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 . . .

New Music Jun 30  |  

Towkio hits the gas on “Drift” (Video)

“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 . . .

You A bitch

Chance The Rapper – “You A Bitch” ft. Towkio & Kami De Chukwu

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. . . .

Community Service 2
New Music Jul 8  |  

Towkio – ‘Community Service 2’ (EP)

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 . . .

Tear Drop
New Music Jun 30  |  

Towkio isn’t afraid to speak truth on “Tear Drop”

“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 . . .

Playin Fair
New Music Jun 16  |  

Towkio & Joey Purp – “Playin Fair”

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 . . .

New Music Mar 4  |  

Towkio – “G W M” ft. Vic Mensa (prod. Mr. Carmack & Kenny Segal)

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 . . .

clean up

Towkio – “Clean Up” ft. Chance The Rapper (Video)

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 . . .

family matters
Events Jul 29  |  

Chance The Rapper “Family Matters” Tour Dates With D.R.A.M., Metro Boomin, Towkio

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 . . .

Wav Theory

Towkio – “.Wav Theory” (Mixtape)

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

New Music Apr 24  |  

Towkio – “Reflection”

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.

How Do You Love Me
New Music Apr 16  |  

Sango & SPZRKT – “How Do You Love Me (Esta Remix)” ft. Towkio

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 . . .

Heaven Only Knows
New Music Apr 8  |  

Towkio – “Heaven Only Knows” ft. Chance The Rapper, Lido & Eryn Allen Kane

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 . . .

New Music Feb 6  |  

Towkio – “Involved” ft. Vic Mensa (prod. Kaytranada)

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 . . .

Stream Damian Marley's "R.O.A.R."
New Music Jul 3  |  

Stream Damian Marley’s “R.O.A.R.”

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 . . .