Live Nation Presents
421 N 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Ben Goldberg, known by his stage name Token, grew up north of Boston, MA. At a young age Ben was introduced to hip-hop and by the age of 6, began writing down his thoughts and emotions from events in his life and expressing himself through poetry. At the age of 10, Ben began putting melody to these lyrics and recording these poems as raps. What had started out as an outlet of expression soon became his passion. Rather than hanging out with friends as most kids his age were doing, Ben stayed at home continuously perfecting his craft and developing his artistry under his now known stage name "Token".
Token began cultivating his fanbase at age 14 after releasing simple videos online of him rapping. By age 16, Token had won multiple online rap contests and has amassed over a million views on his YouTube page. Along with his growing social following online, he began performing all around New England, establishing his live show amongst some known artists. Two of his videos, one of which was made when he was only 14, went viral on Facebook accumulating a total of 6 million views. Fresh off his 17th birthday, Token released a new video that went viral on YouTube and hit a milestone of 500k views in only 3 days and has since passed one million. Having garnered quite a dedicated following, Token has received many celebrity co signs including the likes of T-Pain, Fred Durst (of Limp Bizkit), Platinum Producer Clinton Sparks, RA The Rugged Man and Hollywood star and Boston's own Mark Wahlberg who recently pronounced Token his "new favorite rapper".
Kohn, 22 year-old emcee and recording artist from Philly is the epitome of ‘lyrics matter’ and originality. He’s created his own lane in the music industry that is universal with a growing fan base. Kohn’s journey began early on with writing rhymes and rapping and he recalls his first freestyle with his father about basketball. Listening to Logic, Black Thought, Eminem, and other veterans inspired him to keep moving forward and prevail. As the years progressed so did his craft and during high school was introduced to the now famously acclaimed studio, Marsten House Recordings where he recorded his first song. And as they say, ‘the rest is history.’
Marsten House played a key role in establishing the young emcee into the Philly Hip-Hop community, who immediately embraced Kohn. He went on to release mixtapes along with 5 installments of his series titled “Go Off” which created a whirlwind buzz in the Tri-State area, as well as his latest mixtape “Local Legend.” “I just love creating music and the whole process of writing, rapping, and recording. There isn’t enough music out with prolific content or messages in the lyrics, I’m here to change that.”
With sold out performances at some of Philly’s most elite venues including TLA, Bourbon & Branch, Trocadero, Red Wine, The Barbary, and The Music Ward; Kohn has become the next household name. His music can be heard on domestic and international charts, and major radio and media outlets including AMillion Magazine LLC. “I love the rush...I remember flying out to Houston, recording 16 tracks, performing at shows and a cypher, shooting a music video, and knocking out interviews all in less than a week.”
Currently Kohn is full throttle in the studio polishing up his new EP produced entirely by Philly’s own ‘Let’s Go Guy’ of Marsten House. This collaboration will be their MC/Producer debut. He’s also working on a 2019 tour, a clothing line, as well his brand/movement M.A.D.E. “I’m a strong lyricist with a positive message and I truly want to make a difference in the world. The movement which stands for Make A Difference Everyday, will have a big impact as a whole on the human race.”
$15.00 - $18.00