Token is a young & talented emcee from Salem, Massachusetts, most notably known for his 6 minute freestyle on Sway in the Morning, with a huge die hard fanbase and a positive message. On Wednesday, November 8th, he added shutting down the legendary stage of SOB’s to his list of accomplishments.
But before his headlining show at SOB’s for his international tour, I wasn’t sure who Token was, honestly. From the first song to the last he was able to catch my complete attention and leave me wanting to hear his whole discography. From his delivery, the crowd , and the message behind many of his songs you can tell that Token is a very special artist and he proved it in every way when he hit the SOB stage. It only took him 2 songs to get clapped out by his very supportive fan base; from the first to the last song he had them singing along, word for word.
What caught my attention the most was the diversity in the crowd, all ages and races came out to support Token. He not only prides himself on the people who he is able to bring together, but he is proud of the positive message he represents and shares with his fans. Blessing his new fans with his newer tracks and held his older fans down with some throwback performances as well.
And just when everyone thought the show was over, popular radio host Sway blessed the stage to demand a recreation of Token’s world famous freestyle on “Sway In The Morning”, which he was all too delighted to do. The two went from the stage to the crowd, the energy in the room was like something I had never seen before. A great performer and an even better artist, with this tour and his very impressive show at SOB’s was just an early glimpse of his superstar level talent to come.
And upon the winding down of the show, we sat down with Token for a quick chat about tour life and a few other things, check it out below.