After 2 brain surgeries she's back!
TOKiMONSTA is one of the most exciting producers in the game right now and is known for her sick, psychedelic, hip-hop inspired productions. But what very little people know is that she's been battling Moyamoya: a fatal brain disease that made her fight for everything she has worked for. About two years ago she had to go under the knife for two brain surgeries. The resulting procedures left her with the inability to comprehend music. She wrote that it all sounded like metallic noise and nonsense.
TOKiMONSTA eventually recovered from the trauma caused from the surgeries and has gone on to continue to make incredible music to this day. Recently she wrote an amazing op-ed for Pitchfork where she told her entire story. Read the entire article about her story here via Pitchfork.
Her forthcoming third album, Lune Rouge, is made entirely of songs TOKiMONSTA made after her recovery. Listening to how intricately and uniquely produced her recent single “Don’t Call Me” sounds, it’s crazy to think how much she must have gone through to get to that level again.
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