Tokona-X was born on 20/10/78. He died on 22/11/04. For me, those two dates are very important. Not as important as they are to his friends and family. The love and joy felt by his parents when he was born. The pain and anguish felt by everyone close to him when he died. For me, those dates are important for a different reason. I look at them as being the bookends. Between them stand several books on different subjects with many different chapters chronicling the life of Tokona-X; legendary Japanese rapper. On the 9th anniversary of his death, I’m here to tell the world about Tokona-X. I’d like to write about his work so that I can introduce him to an English speaking audience. Through this site, I will fill in the gaps between the bookends. His music has brought me a lot of joy over the years and I’m sure that you will enjoy it as much as I do.