Kemba is ready to heat up the summer with his Republic Records debut, Gilda, a tribute to his late mother's namesake, which is slated to arrive before the season's end.
In addition to announcing his album, the Bronx native also premieres the evocative "Nobody I Can Trust" video with Billboard on Friday (June 28). The striking visual shows Kemba living in suburban white America, but reveals the mistreatment he goes through on a daily basis solely because of his skin color.
"'Nobody I Can Trust' comes at a point where I feel super isolated after the loss of my mom and not being able to process it, isolating myself from friends and family," Kemba tells Billboard. "The video has a socially conscious angle because being socially conscious is part of who I am," he continues. "It felt good to get back to a familiar place, especially at a time like this. I've also seen people who have been like the main character, who have focused on their own well-being and ignored everyone else’s plight until it comes knocking at their door."