With his Talk Back project not too far off on the horizon, Kembe X drops an intriguing track by the name of "Psykles," which features a guest appearance from Zacari and the production talents of Newz.
A tuba holds it down with a stanky bass line over minimal percussion, a useful counterweight to the Chicago rapper's pocket flow, his delivery thick and heavy like an oxtail stew.
Kembe uses "Psykles" as an opportunity to delve deep into his own mind and his distrust of those eager to capitalize on his success for their own gain. "When my mind starts to spiral, who will say what I need to hear and not what I want?"
Stream the track and share your thoughts.
I break myself down so thorough
Ice cold world with no fur coat
I could use a voice of reason
I got doubts and I got hope