Tokyo Shawn has released the new video for “World Turning” featuring Joey Purp and production by Caleb James. Directed by Verluxe, the video also features a cameo by fellow SAVEMONEY member Vic Mensa. Click here to watch “World Turning” on Hypetrak and look out for The Wave Theory full length mixtape due for release in 2014.
Tokyo Shawn is an integral and up-and-coming member of Chicago’s rambunctious and diverse “Savemoney” music collective. Easily recognized as the most outlandish in Savemoney, Tokyo hails from the same (crew/brotherhood) as Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. His signature style is found within his music’s production: eclectic, unconventional and characterized by a hallucinatory, genre-blending sound. By rapping over production that provoke the emotions and laying vocals on top of it all, Tokyo’s progressive music makes for a fresh take on rap within Chicago’s recent hip-hop renaissance. Following his summer 2012 debut EP ‘Community Service’, the 20-year-old is preparing to release his full-length tape, ‘The Wave Theory’, in 2014.
‘The Wave Theory’ is a concept album revolving the idea that energies travel in waves. These waves are invisible yet tangible and surround us at all times. Each song is focused on sound, breaking down the barrier of language to transmit a message or emotion. ‘The Wave Theory’ is an introduction to a way of living, coexisting in both realities.