11 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jacksonville native Tokyo Jetz recorded her first song in 11th grade and became a local sensation, which isn’t a huge surprise once you hear her fiery, take-no-prisoners delivery. On Bonafide, her second album on T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint, she’s fiercely self-reliant and not one to be messed with: “No Problem” has Tokyo blocking lame dudes’ numbers and relishing in her independence. (There’s also a torch-passing remix featuring fellow Florida boss, Trina.) “Don’t come with no gimmicks,” she spits on the no-hook mission statement “Freestyle”—and you don’t need any when your bars are this formidable.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jacksonville native Tokyo Jetz recorded her first song in 11th grade and became a local sensation, which isn’t a huge surprise once you hear her fiery, take-no-prisoners delivery. On Bonafide, her second album on T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint, she’s fiercely self-reliant and not one to be messed with: “No Problem” has Tokyo blocking lame dudes’ numbers and relishing in her independence. (There’s also a torch-passing remix featuring fellow Florida boss, Trina.) “Don’t come with no gimmicks,” she spits on the no-hook mission statement “Freestyle”—and you don’t need any when your bars are this formidable.

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About Tokyo Jetz

Tokyo Jetz is a rapper from Jacksonville, Florida who initially received attention over a series of freestyle videos recorded in her car. Her style is brash, aggressive, and dramatic, with lyrics focusing on the harsh aspects of street life, but she can also be playful as well as introspective. Originally a poet, she began rapping while in high school. Gradually, her freestyles and mixtape appearances attracted attention from several big-name rappers, including T.I., who signed her to Grand Hustle in 2016. Jetz moved to Atlanta in early 2017 and toured across the United States with her labelmates. Following the upbeat, summery single "Sunshine Baby" and the reflective "My Story," her label debut, Viral, appeared in August of 2017. ~ Paul Simpson

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