Tokie Konez is a NZ rapper from west Auckland and he has a new album called Royal Flush. To describe Tokie Konez, think Cypress Hills B- Real meets Chopper Read rapping over 90’s inspired boom-bap.
I like Tokie Konez he’s one of the NZ rappers I have time for. Not just because he’s got great bars but because he’s a down to earth guy with no undeserved ego like you get with some of these scumbags.
Speaking of Scumbags one of his songs off of the new album is called Scumbags. A veteran of the Auckland rap battle scene Tokie always approaches his topics with a tongue in cheek sense of humour and often includes self depreciating lines. I guess when most of your friends are battle rappers you want to make fun of yourself before someone else does. But in saying that, on this album Tokie Konez and friends makes fun of everything and everyone.
The album is full of skits and entertaining morsels. The flows on this album are solid, the subject matters are down and dirty and strictly non commercial. The album features rappers Myles Murphy, Hegz and Tyson Tyler just to name a few and tracks are produced by Tokies brother Brothyl Beatz with contributions from his partner in crime Kamasuda and Daddy Noise to name a few.
The first impression I had when I listened to the album was that it was a bit thrown together and raw. But the more I’ve listened to it the more it’s grown on me. The deeper I’ve gotten into the album the more I find myself appreciating the lyrics and flows as they capture my imagination and tantalise my ears.
In my opinion the stand out track for me is Chookabity produced by Kachin with cuts by DJ Joon.
The album has a pretty sweet cover featuring a photo of Tokie Konez sitting on the toilet wearing a picture of a King of Hearts playing card. Get it? Royal Flush!!.... Get it?
Royal Flush was given away for free on The Sons Of Mums website and had so many downloads they exceeded their limit and had to re upload it. It's a pretty sweet album so check that bad boy out and if you’re feeling it, buy that shit. Tokie Konez has kids to feed…….. A lot of Kids to feed………… Seriously!
The albums single ‘How it’s done’ has a hillarious music video, check it out below.
Best Quote "Don't you know who the fuck I think I am"