Shawn Chrystopher - Like a Kid Again [Premiere]

Posted 6 years ago
Cameron Wallace
The Audition EP

Heraclitus of Ephesus once said, “A man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play,” and the best, most creative rappers exist as living proof of that statement’s veracity. Oh, what’s that? I’m writing a track review, not a high-school English essay? My mistake. On the real, though, my dead Greek homey’s words couldn’t be more applicable to Inglewood emcee Shawn Chrystopher, who celebrates music’s power to make him feel just Like a Kid Again on his latest single (making its world premiere right here in the Booth!). Over Cameron Wallace‘s carefree, piano-led beat, the artist reminisces about the good times he had as a shorty, but acknowledges that his adult life is even more dope: “I used to ride bikes, now I ride trucks / They used to drive by, now they ride with us / All dime pieces, all of them legit / I don’t have to lie; my life’s the f*ckin’ sh*t!” If Like a Kid puts a smile on your face (and I can’t see how it wouldn’t) you can download your own copy from iTunes this Tuesday, February 16. Watch for Chrystopher’s latest EP, The Audition, to hit stores and online retailers March 23.

Shawn Chrystopher Premiere

Written by
Posted 6 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Shawn Chrystopher

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

The Impact of Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” Four Years Later

We reminisce on the album that took the TDE emcee from buzzmaker to global superstar. Read More
Posted 24 minutes ago by Marcus Blackwell

Meek Mill, Release “DC4” Already, For Us & For Yourself

If Drake taught him anything, it’s that music wins. Which is why Meek needs to save the snippets and drop his album already. Read More
Posted one hour ago by Andy James

D.R.A.M.‘s “WiFi” is a Reminder Erykah Badu Loves Sexual Innuendo

D.R.A.M. is on a roll heading into the release of his debut album. Read More
Posted 19 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan

Holy Sh*t You Need to Watch Kool Keith & DOOM’s Stop Motion “Super Hero” Video

Keith and DOOM’s latest collaboration gets a perfectly trippy set of stop motion visuals. Read More
Posted 20 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Kanye West & Hip-Hop’s Transformation from Conscious to Woke

If you don’t believe me, then run back Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.” Read More
Posted 20 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan
Sample Text - Sample Link




Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.