Massachusetts-based rapper Token earned his stripes at a young age, writing his first songs at the age of ten and building an audience through his YouTube page where, at only 17, one of his songs went viral and earned him national recognition on blogs and in the rap community. Growing up north of Boston in Salem, Ben Goldberg began rapping under the name Token, producing tracks in a confident rapid-fire style reminiscent of Eminem. Following the success of 2015’s “No Sucka MC’s,” Token was invited to perform on hip-hop DJ Sway Calloway’s Sway in the Morning SiriusXM show and the resulting video notched over two million views. His debut album, Eraser Shavings, arrived in 2016 followed by a tour of France and an appearance at the Chorus Festival with stars like Robert Glasper and the Pharcyde. By 2017, Token’s singles like “Doozy” and “Exception” began amassing millions of streams and he set out on a major tour of the U.S.
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