In “Little Black Boy,” DJMcTom delivers a poignant and soulful musical narrative inspired by William Blake’s poem of the same name. The song, adorned with sensational smooth female vocals and DJMcTom’s compelling rap verses, testifies to the enduring quest for equality.
The music, produced by Rob on Bass, creates a relaxing yet impactful backdrop, with smooth pacing that guides the listener through the profound themes embedded in the lyrics. Heavy glitzy beats pulse through the composition, adding a rhythmic dynamism that complements the gravity of the message.
Inspired by Blake’s poem, the lyrics of “Little Black Boy” delve into the long history of oppression and marginalization that black men and women have faced. The narrative reflects the innocence of a young boy yearning to be seen as equal to his white counterparts. Yet, what is natural is that he is equal to others regardless of how he is perceived. So one must embrace one’s identity and find strength in self-love, even in the face of systemic discrimination.
Beyond its historical context, “Little Black Boy” resonates as a contemporary anthem for equality and harmony. DJMcTom’s commitment to promoting these values through his music adds depth to the song. While he reflects on the past, he makes us want to unite in the present.
As the beats intertwine with the heartfelt lyrics, “Little Black Boy” by DJMcTom stands as a social commentary.
Review By: Naomi Joan