Toki Wright's reputation as an all-around good egg in Minnesota rap hasn't necessarily helped his career: For years his prominence as promoter and organizer eclipsed the fact that he can flow on the mic with the same ease and dry wit that he brings to hosting shows, working with kids in Uganda, or performing as hype man for Brother Ali. But the C.O.R.E., Wright's duo with boxer-rapper Adonis Frazier, was one of the best live shows in town, tearing up the Quest as smoothly as they did the Circle of Discipline gym. After the group's independently released 2003 album—until now Wright's most official-looking CD—he came back solo with promising demos, cameos, and collabos, leaving a span of six years before this... More >>>