Tokona-X was a Japanese rapper. He first became known as the emcee in the short lived duo, Illmariachi, which split by 2002. After Illmariachi's demise, Tokona-X went solo, and in 2003, signed to Def Jam Japan. He was on his way to being at the top ofthe Japanese hip hop scene, but in November of 2004, passed away from cardiac arrest. He was only 26 years old.