Witness Khemist's Formula In New "Hard To Breathe" Music Video [Premiere]
Logan Valley’s own, Khemist, is no stranger to hard-scrabble streets nor the good folks here at Okayplayer.
Despite looking around and seeing tough times, poverty, police brutality and other negative elements, Khemist has used his surroundings as the formula to success. His love for music and reading imbued him with the talents that he used to become a wordsmith that has performed with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Black Thought, Sonia Sanchez and others.
But you know that already.
So, let’s get to the business at hand. The North Philadelphia rapper returns with his powerful and poetic lyrics for his latest and greatest, “Hard To Breathe,” which is from his Scrap Metal mixtape. Produced by DJ Rick Geez and Jack Union, the video features Khemist as the ghetto griot of the block, telling the stories that people are either too afraid to read or too callous to ignore.
Directed by Maximillian Shelton, Khemist’s honest-to-God lyrics are framed within Max’s kaleidoscopic filter. Press play and get an ear-full of this on-the-ground report from Khemist, as he serves up a flurry of true talk that will make you realize that real spitters come from the roughest places around. Be sure to cop your copy of Scrap Metal and All In A Day’s Work, which you can get here and here.