Khamari has been on my radar for quite some time, since his track “The Heat” hit my inbox. His latest track, “Doctor, My Eyes,” finds the artist dealing with mental health concerns and doing some introspection while talking about the weight he feels is on his shoulders. That weight is causing him to lose some perception of self as well as awareness of self. He’s pleading to his doctor for a way out, a quick fix.
As someone who’s dealt with mental health issues (and continues to on a daily basis), I felt this one–more than you may know. Random SOTB Fact of the Day #1970 is this: when I first was diagnosed with bipolar, I looked for a quick fix, both through self-medication (something Khamari discusses a bit) and through practically begging my doctor for a way to deal with my concerns quickly. But, you’ve got to do the work in order to see progress. Khamari understands this and, by the end of the song, he’s more self-aware and less likely to relapse into old patterns. I love this one, even though it’s a complete 180 from “The Heat.” Check out the song below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.