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Kevin Abstract Opens Up About His Struggle For Acceptance On "Georgia"

Devin Ch
April 12, 2019 15:42
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Kevin Abstract uses the personification of "Georgia on My Mind" to his advantage.


Before the nest in the morning, Kevin Abstract gets his thoughts in check. The cycle repeats itself on a daily basis. Just yesterday, he dropped a video teaser on the Brockhampton YouTube channel, highly-suggestive of the song he was biting at the bit to publish.

Without further ado, I present to you "Georgia" ironically shortened to fit the bite-size formula Abstract went for on his 3-song ARIZONA Baby EP. "I Got Georgia On My Mind," is itself an old catchphrase or personification dating back to the beginning of Mother Time, not to be confused with its paternal overseer. With the popular sphere, Ray Charles made "Georgia" the leading lady like no other.

In this instance, Kevin Abstract isn't even from Georgia, so in essence, his personification is all together and intentionally "feminized" to convey the very opposite in meaning. Kevin raps, "If I told this class I liked the n---a that sit in the back/How bad would it make me suffer?" The lyrics are meant as a catharsis for the openly-gay Brockhampton member, struggled with acceptance in his younger days in Texas. Retrospection is key; the traditional bluesman who sang the jazz standard in previous years were had their own ills to contend with. There's no sense in bending this anachronism any further than Abstract has already. Kudos on a job well done.

Quotable Lyrics:

I got Georgia on my mind, ain't nobody left behind
It's just me, my team, my weed, my baby's Audi parked outside
Call my mom and let her know that everything is alright
I got Georgia on my mind, ain't nobody left behind.

- Kevin Abstract

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