Although he’s just as clever a wordsmith as Sage Francis and Aesop Rock are, we would be doing a disservice to Miha Blažič by merely paralleling him with relatively conventional rappers.

Why? Because N’toko’s undeniably legit spitting skills (which include his off the charts freestyle ability, supersonic rapid-fire delivery, intricate multi-syllable rhyming and poignantly critical texts) are constantly paired with something fresh, different, even weird.

It doesn’t matter if he’s rocking out with his fusion group Moveknowledgement, twisting knobs as a DJ, touring with post-punk bands or putting out a record of danceable electronica mixed with hip hop that does way better in Japan than in his home country – you’ll always be compelled to listen.

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