Look up in my pupils, you might have a slipup if you get it backwards. But don’t get it twisted: despite his pedigree in online cyphers, Token makes it clear he’s built for the flesh: “I’m not just this internet guy. I’ve grown a lot and I encourage people to come to my shows to take me in.
Wonder what's up in my mind when I be staring at ya. The naysaying therapists have been replaced by reams of positive You Tube comments.
We are not intimate, we are not dating, I am just too intimidating. Ane if you think I'm talking 'bout you, you're probably already right, oh. I might get under your skin if you use my name in vain. Bet a mothafucka really gonna be looking stupid whenever they telling me they can do better but then I pull up to it like motherfucker do it. Meanwhile, kudos and cosigns kept rolling in: from D12, from Fred Durst, from Flo Rida, from fellow MA musician Clinton Sparks.
I’m ‘bout to show you what this whole entire world’s fucking missing.
You popped up at the perfect time of my whole existence.
Gotta keep my shit clean, shit I'm a successful rapper. I ain't got my license baby but look at all these pussy rappers I drive them crazy. You don't really want it, you want it to happen, that's what a fantasy is. In April 2016, he made a run through France, including a performance at the heralded Chorus Festival, alongside rap icons The Pharcyde and current soul/funk phenom Robert Glasper.
Plus I wash my hands before I take a piss instead of after. I'm finally meeting everybody in the city, looking at all of the women like "pretty pretty" so gimme, gimme, Gimme everything in your pocket, the wallet. You don’t know who or what Token is until you see me live.” Take him in, fans have.
You not somebody I'm awesome buddy you got somebody I got some buddies. So I snuck into the local gym to start exercising; as kind of a big kid, I could get away with it. So I took the same approach with rap: Every day after school, I would come home, do my homework, then write and record. A boisterous mix of kick and bass, accented by insistent horn lines, serves as Token’s vocal canvas.
My future is the sun, son of a bitch what they call me but I ain't no dog, dawg, you the one barking up the wrong tree. I went to the doctor and he warned me I was destined for diabetes—just like my dad, and his dad, and his dad before him. If I put my mind to something, if I can visualize an end goal, then it’s something I can make happen. I look at each day as a schedule, as part of a larger plan.” Token’s hours are now filled with putting the finishing touches on his first full-length project, a forthcoming mixtape: equal parts verbal acrobatics, clever conceptual records, and emotional childhood revelation—the first of which is “Necessary Evil,” courtesy of renowned VA producer Nottz.
Old and new friends, same with managers and agents, all these brand new girls and shady groupies - I ain’t satisfied with how these people treat me; I don’t want no handshake, salute me, yeah.
Shut the door behind you, don’t say a word, let your hair down, I’ll be back in a minute.
Youngin with a little bit of fame, I’m praying it don’t mess me up, I need to tone it down. I kill everything, I kill everything, they look at me like I caught a body.
Fuck it, fucked around and did some shit in Amsterdam I’ll probably never tell a soul about. I was never focused on the fortune now I gotta be ‘cause they be trying to rob me.
Verse 1: Oh this outfit used to be a little big on me but now it’s fitting and I’m loving it. Approximately that many, my momma she’d be so angry, telling me I be full of it.