Joey Bada$$ & Kemba Link Up With XXXTentacion For “Daemons”
Joey Bada$$ XXXTentacion Daemons: XXXTENTACION and close friend Joey Bada$$ reunite for “Daemons,” their third official collaboration. On the track, the artists confront their own internal demons and reflect on their connection with God.
XXXTentacion may have passed away, but his vibes live forever. The late rapper’s estate dropped off Bad Vibes Forever, which will reportedly be X’s final posthumous project. The project seems robust at 25 tracks, but many of these songs are brief. Short and sweet has been a method that has worked for X, and that simplistic approach hits home on “Daemons.” The dark track features Joey Bada$$ and Kemba, who both deliver wondrous verses.
X kicks off the track in a hushed tone and raps about the suicide of his uncle that scarred him. X questions God and expresses his turmoil in a voice barely above a whisper. Joey Bada$$ employs the same quiet tone to paint pictures of the pitfalls of ailing mental health. Kemba steals the show though with a truly riveting third verse that will have you putting this record on repeat.
Who the fuck signed the petition giving Jesus the belt?
Tie it around his neck and get to fucking bucklin’ up
For every moment I counted on him, I’m fuckin’ him up
Torture victims are due to scriptures, it’s written and such
So every moment my uncle suffered was planned in the cut
Cut his tongue out and hammered fuckin’ nails in his skull
Couldn’t see what Jesus planned, my vision is dull, and so
If there’s a fucking ***, I wanna slit his fucking throat