Talk Back (Kembe X album)

Talk Back is the debut album from American rapper Kembe X. It was released on July 15, 2016 on iTunes, Spotify, and Tidal.[1]

Talk Back
Studio album by
Kembe X
ReleasedJuly 15, 2016
GenreHip hop
LabelClosed Sessions, The Village
ProducerBentley Hazelwood, Hippie Sabotage, The Antydote, Crooklin, DJ Fu, Aaron Bow, Teddy Walton
Kembe X chronology
Soundtrack II Armageddon
Talk Back
Singles from Talk Back
  1. "Buried Alive"
    Released: November 2, 2015
  2. "Talk Back"
    Released: November 10, 2015
  3. "Squad Day (Work Week)"
    Released: January 4, 2016
  4. "10 Feet Tall"
    Released: June 20, 2016
  5. "Welcome to America"
    Released: June 29, 2016


The album was produced by Bentley Hazelwood, Hippie Sabotage, The Antydote, Crooklin, DJ Fu, Aaron Bow, and Teddy Walton. Guest features include long time friend, Alex Wiley, as well as Zacari P and Roméo Testa.[2]


On November 2, 2015, Kembe X released the first single from Talk Back titled "Buried Alive", with the title track coming out the following week.[3][4] On January 6, 2016, the third single "Squad Day (Work Week)" was released.[5] In June, two more songs, "10 Feet Tall" and "Welcome to America", were released to further promote the project.[6][7]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores

Writing for Exclaim!, Leandre Nawej praised the album's "distinct sense of self-awareness and social commentary".[8]

Track listingEdit

1."Buried Alive"Dikembe JabariThe Antydote4:24
2."Carpenter"JabariBentley Hazelwood2:44
3."Gino's Disquisition"JabariBentley Hazelwood2:05
4."Welcome to America"JabariBentley Hazelwood2:05
5."Squad Day (Work Week)"JabariBentley Hazelwood2:56
6."Loosie"JabariHippie Sabotage2:57
7."What U Say"JabariCrooklin4:13
8."Alive" (featuring Roméo Testa)JabariBentley Hazelwood2:36
9."10 Feet Tall"JabariBentley Hazelwood4:09
10."Paper" (featuring Zacari P & Alex Wiley)JabariDJ Fu3:00
11."Talk Back"JabariHippie Sabotage3:06
12."Oxygen"JabariBentley Hazelwood3:42
13."Young Nigga" (Bonus)JabariAaron Bow & Teddy Walton2:53
14."I Can't Go" (Bonus)JabariAK7RA3:15


  1. ^ "Talk Back by Kembe X". iTunes. Retrieved July 15, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  8. ^ a b Nawej, Leandre (July 15, 2015). "Kembe X - Talk Back". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 3, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)