Toquon Da MC of Soul Elevation is known for being a host, hype man, and an extremely talented rapper. “GOT LUV” was the first single he put out independently in 2005 with Producer JC in New York as Soul Elevation demoed.
He is responsible for breaking in the culture of Hip Hop in Manila as he toured the Philippines in 2001-2002. In 2011 he worked to promote and establish true Hip Hop in Sri Lanka in the clubs and radio.
As a worldwide traveler, alongside with DJ Icy Ice of the World Famous Beat Junkies, he has been able to make a career from his passion of music. Together they have graced the stage with some of the biggest names in music: KRS1, Dilated Peoples,The Black Eyed Peas, and DJ Quik- to name a few. We can also find him hosting the Stacks TV show weekly.
The album “Luv, Peace & Soul Elevation” created a buzz in the Hip Hop community and was promoted at Rock the Bells/Paid Dues, BB King, the DUB Car Show, The Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood and the House of Blues in Anaheim.
In 2004-2005 he did the voice over for the BET Comic View Show as well as the Intro Song. Toquon has been the host at clubs such as Key Club, Chillers, Club Lingerie, The Century Club, DMC DJ Battles, Kanye West Release Party, and the Shane Mosley-Pacquiao’s After Party.
He has also played an important role at local educational institutions where he has lectured as a guest speaker on the culture and history of Hip Hop, which he follows with a private performance. The city of Carson awarded this outstanding artist for his participation and involvement in the 2010 Teen Conference held in the Carson Convention Center.
Superior showmanship, quick-witted lyricism, and smooth and powerful flow on the mic has made him a sought-after underground fixture in the Hip Hop scene. This reputation, along with an electrifying stage presence, has made him extremely successful in his art. Toquon Da MC has undoubtedly earned the support from the underground Hip Hop and Reggae communities of Los Angeles.
Soul Elevation has also taken it as their responsibility to raise youth awareness of the music and culture they believe in as well as well as trying to keep its real essence as they create music today. He will remain in the scene for years to come and fight in the struggle to keep true Hip Hop music alive.