Got this on repeat as I am finally feeling better and coming down off pain meds after hurting my ankle. It’s increasing my production proficiency because this song seriously gets me in the zone.
I recently rediscovered my boy Sammy Adams after a friend put this song on my birthday partay mix. Sammy is dope as heck, love his flow and his beats are so sickk.
Kimber is definitely my favorite song of his and honestly probably one of the most hearfelt and honest raps I have ever heard. It is all loss, heartbreak, hope; and contemplation of life, the universe, and the ever-after. It’s powerful, raw, and real.
The invincibility of youth clashing with real life and mortality. The hope of youth grappling with a death to soon. These strains of thought/feelings are all swirling through my subconscious as I try to explain just why this song means so much to me. Maybe because I know a lot of kids at my highschool who suffered similar fates with Kimber that my experiences transport me into this song. Art has meaning to you as an individual if you can somehow find resonance with your personal life experiences in the greater context of cultural and human shared experiences. So when you find something that strikes a chord in your heart, brain, and soul then you know that you found something that is Art to you. Regardless of form, quality, or context - it could be a piece of lint or a garbage can beat. But if it means something to you, then it is special. Kimber for me is one of those mysterious life discoveries.
What I can nail down for sure is that with Kimber, Sammy Adams is trying to create an iota of immortality of that perfect time when he had his friend. This song is a snapshot of a better time. It will have to suffice until everyone is back together in their version of Valhalla. The song is a tribute to a fallen comrade and the hope that this song tries to re-instill and recreate is not only part of the mourning process but what makes the stuff of legends. Kimber is the modern version of an epic poem, though with a better beat.
I always just have to listen to it on loop; it’s hypnotic.
Great motivation song. You only live once. (YOLO… thanks drake.) Make it count.
p.s on a lighter note: due to a busted ankle and hobbling around on crutches, this made me laugh really hard. might be going to hell…