Page Kennedy & Marsha Ambrosius Spill Deep Secrets On “Torn Pages” (Audio)
Addressing his deeply personal trials and tribulations on “Torn Pages,” Detroit, Michigan rapper Page Kennedy has made the most introspective song of his career. Appearing on his forthcoming album of the same name, the song features Marsha Ambrosius and touches on fatherhood, sex addiction, and unhealthy relationships. It’s an intimate look from an artist whose most recent work was an all-out lyrical assault against mumble Rap.
Beginning much like Elzhi’s “Medicine Man,” with Page starting the song only to start over and throw away its first (and second) draft, “Torn Pages” is driven by poignant violin and powered with searing lyrics. “I had a lot of tragedy in my life, but so has everyone else/So the fuck what? Needle in a haystack/Sew the fuck shut, keep it together,” he begins. He discusses his upbringing, which he says was difficult because he’s “a little weird, a little different than other people.” Admitting that he was never one to rely on drugs or alcohol, he also admits “a sex addict is what my vice was.” “I had almost a thousand women under my belt/My cold blood froze my heart, I didn’t want it to melt,” he says. Over the course of the song, he comes to terms with his using sex to replace intimacy and love, how his addiction affected his friendships and his ability to be a father.
In speaking with Vibe, Page says the song “is a look into my life in the most transparent way possible. I’m dealing with my demons. I talk about things that I have yet to completely deal with myself. I used this on an album as therapy for myself.”
#BonusBeat: Earlier today (February 27), Page Kennedy appeared as a guest with The Breakfast Club, where he talked about not only his Rap career but also his acting (Heads may know him best as U-Turn on Weeds).
Torn Pages will arrive on March 10 and features Royce 5’9, KXNG Crooked, Elzhi, Mr. Porter, Kuniva, and more.