“A superb track” – BBC Asian Network
Consistently defying all limitations that were put before him, Tohi continues to take the world by storm with his latest track ‘Out The Box’.
Rising from a country where rap remains illegal, Iranian rapper Tohi has made his name one of international familiarity, gaining 224,000 Youtube views on his ‘Out The Box’ video and building an ever growing fan base between the US and UK.
Born in Tehran in 1989, Tohi was only 13 years old when he joined a group of local musicians called ‘021’ who would between them become the pioneers of Hip Hop in Iran. Despite the regime considering the music illegal, 021 helped to champion the genre in one of the most oppressive societies on Earth. In order to protect himself from the authorities, he fled to Dubai where he honed his skills as a performer, writer and producer, his songs achieving huge success in the region, leading to ten number one hits. His success transferred to the live arena where he has performed at The O2 Forum in London, The Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg and the Global Arena in Stockholm, winning two awards at the BAMA Music Awards in Germany in 2016 and 2017 for Best R&B/Hip Hop act.
An icon who is followed not just for his music and story, Tohi has also gained some attention for his notable buys. Purchased last month, Tohi was recognised by Rezvani Motors following his purchase of a Rezvani Tank (a rare find owned by the likes of Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx), contributing to his increasing fame and increasing proof that dreams can be achieved with the right determination.
In Tohi’s words, his latest single has a simple message:
“It’s about taking someone out their comfort zone and trying new and fresh things. I wanted to prove to people through my music that anything is possible and sometimes it’s important we try things ‘OUT THE BOX’”
Featuring superstar violinist Ezinma (who has previously collaborated with Beyoncé, Clean Bandit and Mac Miller) throughout the track, as well as featuring in the soon-to-be-released dazzling video directed by AZ Filmz, Tohi is at the brink of becoming the first Persian artist to truly conquer the music world.