Philly MC Khemist is known for his riveting lyrics. A spoken word artist and musician, he began performing at age 14; he’s currently a student at Temple University. His music blends hip-hop and soulful beats, primarily focused on describing life of growing up in North Philly.
This week, he released a beautiful video for “The Rain.” It begins with a great verse rapped from the perspective of a poor, down on his luck man. From there, Khemist chronicles the effects of cocaine addiction as the man wanders from bars to shady street corners. Ultimately, it ends with Khemist visiting the grave of the man. Watch “The Rain” below.
The video is a part of the Khemist’s latest project Lornda & Poems, an album dedicated to the passing of his his grandmother, Lornda Pack. Other songs from the album are similarly hard-hitting, especially the somber, personal track, “They Shooting,” which relieves the daily struggles in the street.