T.O.K. breaks up after 23 years in the industry: Reports

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T.O.K Internationally acclaimed dancehall/reggae quarter, T.O.K has disbanded after 23 years in the music business, according to multiple reports.

The reported announcement came following the departure of member, Xavier ‘Flexx’ Davidson from the group, who has decided to pursue a solo career under the moniker, Double X. The group also consisted of members Craig ‘Craigy-T’ Thompson, Alistaire ‘Alex’ McCalla and Roshaun ‘Bay C’ Clarke.

According to Clarke in an interview with the Jamaica Observer, this development was a ‘long time coming,’ intimating that tensions have been growing within the group in the last decade, with personalities and creative visions often clashing.

T.O.K. enjoyed many successes over their two-plus decades in the industry, dropping hits such as Gyal Yuh A Lead, Cree, Chi Chi Man and Guardian Angel.  Their biggest hit, however, was Footprints, a tear-jerking ballad which became a major hit internationally, with the video becoming a fixture in the U.S., reaching as high as number four on the BET 106 & Park video countdown.

The group is also highly regarded in Japan, with several of their records receiving heavy rotation there while even recently visiting with the Asian country’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe.

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