Play on the infamous Cabrini-Green high rise projects in Chicago which were torn down in the early 2000’s.
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“Varsity Blues” is the name of a pair of Nike SB Dunks that released in the summer of 2009..
Also a play on him being a would-be senior in high school if he hadn’t dropped out to be a rapper at the highest level.. like the movie “Varsity Blues”
Kembe realizes that his first songs were dull, because he didn’t completely open up. He’s saying fuck all the things he felt like he had to hide, and displaying them for the world to see.
Most urban youth, like Kembe and Chance, were raised without a consistent father figure. So without proper training, they find themselves doing whatever it takes to get by.
Where Kembe’s from, there’s a feud between the city and the suburbs.. He’s just wants to represent his area without receiving the hate that Chicago is notorious for giving.
Everyone gets upset, but X doesn’t see it as a good cause for violence because at the end of the day.. We’re all the same person, with different experiences.
Kembe’s peers do an array of different things, one of them raps and sells weed because his environment requires it..
The rapper tries to keep from partaking in the buying or selling, because he sees no good coming from it.
Speaking for his generation, Kembe doesn’t mean to offend any of his elders by the sagging of his pants. Nevertheless, he can only care so much as he has his own morality to worry about.
While writing about what he disagrees with and has a problem with, sometimes Kembe finds himself trying to let things go.. But his pride won’t allow him to.
When Kembe’s alone in his room, he stares at the ceiling and tries to force himself to believe in God although he knows he’s a natural born sinner. Similar to the opening of I Need Love