Watch & Listen: Gemstones “Selfish”
First there’s a bang. Then, female vocals come in blazing over piano chords.
“Should’ve taken away the blade and used a nine/ Whatever, I just pray I do it right.”
Pain claims the musical chords.
Visuals seep through illustrating the rhythmic patterns of Chicago rapper Gemstone’s lyrical prose, exposing a deep story of child abuse in more ways than one. What the viewer witnesses is the dark reality of a vicious cycle and its affects on a child’s life.
The song is “Selfish,” and the video is gritty.
Once signed to Lupe Fiasco’s 1st & 15th imprint where his alias was Gemini, Gemstones, a clever lyricist and nice with the pen, grabs an assist from songstress Precious to unveil a sad truth and an important message.