At the top of the rap music industry, there are very few big names that dominate so much that you can hardly hear some of the young ones that still come from below. One of them, who is on his way to the mainstream, is a rapper you’ve probably never heard of, Token.
Although he has been rapping since the age of 13 in 2012, he started out as a professional rapper much later and has been enjoying growing popularity since 2015, after the release of his single “No Sucka Mcs Contest”.
Token (Rapper) – Bio and Age
In the rap community and among fans he is known as Token, but the rapper was born on September 24, 1998, in Boston as Ben Goldberg. There he was also raised by his parents with his sister, whose marriage later ended when Token was in the fourth grade.
As he grew up, the young Goldberg had a serious anger problem, and he would explode at the slightest provocation. In fact, as a first-grader, he was suspended from school after fighting with a teacher and yelling at him. It was this anger that drew him to hip-hop, which then offered him a kind of therapeutic cure.
By the time he was in sixth grade, Token and his friends were already recording songs on his Mac and selling them around. Together with Colin Mitchell, they worked on some songs that were later heard by Jon Glass of Glasshouse Productions, who continued to help them with their music while keeping an eye on their academic performance.
In 2013, when he was only 13 years old, Token rapped in public for the first time. On that day, Hopsin had finished his performance, and as he was signing autographs, the young child stepped forward without planning it. Without fear of embarrassing himself in front of the more experienced rapper, whom he considers an idol, and the many children around him, he skillfully dropped his lines.
After he finished, he received some encouragement and also advice from the older hip-hop star. For Token it became a night of his life, even if it was not a stage performance in front of a very large audience.
He continued to do what he did best, and in 2015 he made his big breakthrough with his video for the No Sucka Mcs Contest.
Through the video, he met actor Mark Wahlberg, who contacted him, and the two became friends. The actor gave him his first acting chance on Patriots Day (2016).
Next, Token received calls from labels and also for touring opportunities. So far he has more than 30 songs in his name that do good, including “Doozy” with over 8 million hits on YouTube and “Patty Cake” with over 5 million hits on YouTube so far.
Token still has a fairly fresh career as a rapper. Nevertheless, he has a considerable fortune, estimated at $300,000. With his continued success, it is expected that he can even increase his fortune.
Height and Weight
The token is neither the largest nor the smallest man in the area and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall. As I said, he had a problem with his weight when he was growing up, which was up to 140 pounds. However, he has lost a lot of it, although his current weight is not known.
1. His parents and siblings
Although the name of the rapper’s father is not known, the name of his mother is Leslie Goldberg. He also has an older sister, Madeline, who is five years older than him.
2. His father suffers from diabetes
The father of Token suffers from diabetes. After his parents’ divorce, Ben had gained 140 pounds in body weight. When he went to see his doctor, he was told that it was very surprising that his extra weight had not caused him to become diabetic. This scared him so much that he decided to start exercising. He showed a lot of discipline so that in no time he could see the result when he was 50 pounds lighter. This is the same discipline that he later wanted to incorporate into his music.
3. He struggled with explosive anger
As a small child, Ben had an incident that caused him to scream and throw things. Immediately afterward he became solemn and retired to his room. He often wondered what was wrong with him after such episodes.
To fix the problem, he tried various therapists before it turned out later that he had depression and anxiety. It also turned out that he was slow in reading and had a speech impediment.