Kembe X, “Sawbuck”

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Weed glorification is at an all-time high in rap, but the high praise is operating on an expected plane lacking depth or understanding of its effects. In two-minutes Kembe X weighs in on the generational disconnect and social intricacies surrounding our infatuation with escapism and weed, known as sawbuck (a 10-sack) on this particular track. He employs an omnipresent writing scheme to "Sawbuck", first telling the story of a young girl who turns to weed when her mother can't be a helpful ear, then tells about his own struggles with parents who can't understand.

Functioning as neither a glorification nor a PSA, Kembe X speaks with sincerity and wisdom, while placing himself amongst the disenfranchised. The last rapper to properly do this was the late Tupac Shakur.

Kembe X's Self Rule mixtape is out now.

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