We’re no strangers to the captivating tunes A.R Tokin consistently delivers, and his latest single, “Fallaway,” only solidifies his standing as an influential force in the underground hip-hop scene. Hailing originally from Columbia, South Carolina, A.R Tokin has carved out a distinct niche in the underground hip-hop world with his unwavering commitment to preserving the authentic sound and style reminiscent of legends like Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and the Wu-Tang Clan. For over a decade, A.R Tokin, who began rapping under the name Adro, has been perfecting his signature style and delivery, traveling across America to develop his craft.
Currently residing in Spokane, Washington, he continues to captivate listeners with new singles every couple of weeks, the most recent being the deeply inspiring track, “Fallaway.” “Fallaway” is a lyrical masterpiece that embodies the struggle of life and the search for paradise. The intricate use of complex vocabulary such as ‘dissipate’, ‘gat’ (slang for gun) and poignant metaphors throughout the song demonstrates A.R Tokin’s lyrical prowess, as he guides the listener on a journey of hope and perseverance through adversity. The opening lines “One step closer to paradise, I’m burning fuel I’m shedding light,” illustrate A.R Tokin’s desire to find peace and light in a world of darkness. The song then delves deeper into the theme of loss and change, with lines such as “Things fall away, things don’t stay the same,” painting a vivid picture of life’s constant ebb and flow. The powerful imagery and wordplay continue throughout the song, with lines such as “Humans change but the struggle stays the same” highlighting the universal nature of life’s challenges.
A.R Tokin’s use of metaphorical language is particularly striking in the line “Smoking weed to reach a higher plane to dissipate the pain,” effectively portraying the struggle to escape reality’s harshness. “Fallaway” serves as a poignant reminder that despite the vicissitudes of life and the perennial struggle to find meaning, there remains a glimmer of hope amidst the darkest of moments. The song embodies a powerful message that resilience and determination, when paired with unwavering faith in oneself, can illuminate a path to paradise, no matter how arduous the journey may be. As an aficionado of introspective hip-hop, I highly recommend immersing oneself in the emotive soundscapes of A.R Tokin’s latest release. This Spokane-based artist has delivered a thoughtprovoking and contemplative auditory experience that seamlessly blends elements of lo-fi and chill-hop. This indie gem is a must-listen for anyone seeking a respite from the cacophony of everyday life.