In 2012 Tokyo began his mixtape series called Kes Tokyo Mixtapes. The first volume of the mixtape was release as a free digital download on music sites such as datpiff and hulkshare and he has a YouTube channel which he uses to promote his music. The mixtape scored him local television interview and performances throughout Port Elizabeth and the mixtape was followed by Kes Tokyo Mixtape Vol.2 : July Jaws which also gain a lot of exposure in his neighborhood, Motherwell.
Kes Tokyo has appeared as a newcomer on Africa's biggest Hip Hop Magazine, Hype.
Kes Tokyo has worked with a list of artists,locally and internationally. In 2012 he met an aspiring Dallas rapper named LeeKid through Facebook and started collaborating with him. Same year he met up with a French indie record label owner who asked him to do a song with his artist for a mixtape that was due 2013. The project was done via email by sending back to back vocals and instrumental and the mixtape was released digitally on music sites such as iTunes and physical copies were distributed in France.
In June 2014 Tokyo released an EP title "It's my Krib: I am kruising Home" which had single called Unfair Mission. On the song he raps about how you can be close at reaching the goal but then all of a sudden things start to fall apart. The single was released digitally on social networks and It's debut was on Vow FM.
Early life Edit
Kes Tokyo was born Tokyo Mzubanzi Keseni in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on May 19, 1992. He is Xhosa. He grew up listening to a variety of music genres, including soul, hip hop, funk and indie rock. When he was nine years old, his mother signed him up for a boys choir that held singing lessons at St Mary's Anglican Church in Port Elizabeth. He travelled by taxi every day from Motherwell, Eastern Cape to Port Elizabeth. To motivate him, the pastor at the church gave him ten rands every day he showed up.
Extended plays Edit
|IT'S MY KRIB : I AM KRUISING HOME ||
|Kes Tokyo Mixtape vol.1||
|Kes Tokyo Mixtape vol.2 : July Jaws||
|The bLACK Mixtape||
Music videos Edit
|"That's What I Want"||2012||Jae Maq|
|"School Of Hardknock Graduates (B.R.E.A.K)"||2013||Jae Maq|
|"Unfair Mission"||2014||Jae Maq|