Token, ‘Little Boy’ | Track Review
Massachusetts rap newcomer Token is ‘turned up to the nth degree’ on the infectious, confident banger, “Little Boy.”
There is new rapper YOU should know about. His name is Token, and he hails from Salem, Massachusetts. Also, it should be noted he’s still a teenager – all of 19 years of age. Nonetheless, on infectious single “Little Boy,” he has a flow that’s nothing short of irresistible. “Little Boy” isn’t the debut single from Token, but, it’s certainly an attention-getter. Think of this as a means to continue to build a fan base and interest.
The first thing to note about “Little Boy” is the production. One word: hot. From the start, it’s clear that the production is clearly fuel for the young rapper’s fire. It has ‘banger’ written all over it, thanks to the quirky, extraterrestrial synths and slick, anchoring drums. Once Token begins rapping he’s on autopilot. The flow is tight, while the rhymes are chocked-full of confidence, game, swagger – the works.
“Aye, youngin’ with a little bit of fame, I’m prayin’ / It don’t mess me up, I need to tone it down / Yeah, f*ck it, f*cked around and did some shit in Amsterdam / I’ll probly never tell a soul about.”
Does the 19-year old offer a lot of substance in his rhymes? Nah, he’s 19, but the potential and the killer instinct is atonement. The hook is fire.
“Shit changed, you ain’t, no, no (little boy) / Car fast, life fast, don’t slow (little boy) / She fast, cash fast, don’t dope (little boy) / Stone cold, hot, hot, tsst, tsst (little boy) / Oh, shit! God damn! What? (little boy) / What’s that? Aw, man! What? (little boy) …”
As asserted earlier, “Little Boy” is a banger. Token is an artist definitely on the rise worth checking out. Yes, only a select few white rappers seem to stick for whatever reason. However, he looks like he has a great shot.