Internationally recognized MC, producer, writer, radio host, arts diplomat, and community organizer Toki Wright brings a unique perspective to education. Wright is a 2x Emmy Award Winner with PBS. Toki co-curated the 2x CLIO Award-winning and Cannes Lion-nominated Watch The Stove mixtape for Hamburger Helper/General Mills (named the biggest viral marketing campaign of the year). Wright has released albums through his imprint Soul Tools Entertainment and Rhymesayers Entertainment charting top 50 on MTV, iTunes, and more. Toki has performed at events like Coachella, Rock The Bells and many more. He has toured with the likes of Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Brother Ali, Atmosphere, the late Sean Price and J-Live. Wright has released recordings with Talib Kweli, BJ The Chicago Kid, Caroline Smith, P.O.S., G Yamazawa and more.
For over two decades, Murs has fearlessly rapped with power, poise, and purpose. Picking up a mic in high school, he founded 3 Melancholy Gypsys before logging time in influential West Coast collective Living Legends. Following his 1997 solo debut F’Real, he unleashed a string of underground classics, including The End of the Beginning for EL-P’s Definitive Jux , the major label breakout Murs for President , and the critically acclaimed Have A Nice Life . The latter earned praise from the likes of Pitchfork, HipHopDX, and XXL who wrote, “Murs utilizes the full arsenal of his skills to craft an album with the same passion as an artist introducing himself to the world for the first time.” Most recently, 2017’s Captain California maintained that momentum andwent Top 25 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart.
Dai Burger is a rapper / singer from Queens, New York – best known for her 2014 Mixtape IN YA MOUF’which consisted primarily of Jersey Club and Bass music and featured her celebrated track Soufflé. Dai’s cavalier attitude towards sexuality has made her a champion of NYC gay community, earning her features in Pitchfork and the opportunity to play at MoMaPS1 alongside her partner-in-crime and longtime friend Junglepussy. In 2015, UK grime kingpin and frequent Danny Brown collaborator, Darq E Freaker tapped Dai for a feature on his single Choppin Necks, further garnering her support from a wide array of electronic music communities. Before creating her own music, Dai toured with Chris Brown and Lil Mama as a backup dancer, allowing her to heavily incorporate dance into her live show.
DJ Miss Brit
Brittany Lynch is DJ, poet, and entrepreneur who fiercely advocates for artists in communities of color. Her work exists at the intersections of media, art, social justice, and community healing. She was named a “Rising Star” by WCCO’s Urban Perspectives and one of 5 “Influential Young Black Leaders” by The Star Tribune. She’s a radio host on KFAI FM Radio, where she hosts the Wake Up Call on weekday mornings and Soul Tools Radio on Saturday evenings. Brittany is affectionately known as DJ Miss Brit when she’s behind the 1s and 2s, and is the curator and DJ for the Icehouse residency called “The Feels.” She’s the official tour DJ for international hip hop artist Toki Wright, and is one of the founding members of the MN Open Decks DJ Collective. DJ Miss Brit has opened up for singer V. Bozeman (Empire), Salt-N-Pepa, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore, and many more as a DJ and host.