(WARNING: Spoilers for this week’s The Chi Below you will find the episode.
There aren’t too many records this week on The Chi as Pastor Jackson’s funeral and the tearful moments take precedence over it. In episode seven of season six, titled “Long Live,” we see that Papa, of course, and Bakari are most affected by Pastor Jackson’s death. Papa is initially frustrated with Bakari as the former knows that it is Douda’s crew who is responsible for the murder. Papa vents his anger at Kenya later, but by the end he appears to have calmed down. Bakari also shows his emotions as a result of the death.
Elsewhere, Kevin prepares for his move to Los Angeles, Jemma and Maisha’s rift grows now that Gianna is in the picture thanks to Jemma’s managerial interest in her, Keisha goes to therapy and discovers a harsh reality about herself and her mother, and lastly, Emmett and Keisha are closer than ever to a breaking point following Pastor Jackson’s death.
The events described above in the seventh episode are not exclusive to Showtime’s The Chi season six, titled “Long Live,” are soundtracked by songs that help to accentuate the emotions behind each scene. Below you can see a list and the details of the scenes that the songs were played behind.
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Crown — “Foster Kid”
This record is heard around 12:58 as Keisha meets Nuk at a hair salon. Keisha then asks Nuk in a room behind them to ensure that her, Emmett and their family are always safe. Nuk promises Keisha protection but not Emmett. Keisha does not agree with this.
Genesis Denise Hale as Maisha — “B*tch”
Around the 25:03 mark, Maisha is recording a song that seems to be directed at Jemma. It comes after the two get into an argument at the studio following Jemma’s late arrival to their session. Maisha finds out that Jemma arrived late because she had a meeting with Gianna. This upsets Maisha.
Lalah Hathaway, Kole & Ariza — “The Energy”
Lalah Hathaway’s record plays around the 34:46 mark as Emmett helps Kevin pack up for his move to Los Angeles. Kevin shares that he’s excited for the move and the two express that they’ll miss each other. Kevin thanks Emmett for his support and says he’ll always look at him like a big brother.
Amari Noelle as Gianna — “Damn Right”
Around the 38:20 mark, Gianna’s track plays as Jemma listens to it as she helps Jake with her hair. She says she likes the track, but Jake downplays it, saying it “sounds like everything else on the radio.” Jake warns Jemma about working with Gianna as he fears that Gianna’s intentions may not be strictly music.
Gavin Williams — “AL 2 Final Now”
This recording is heard around 40:39 as Douda watches Zay play a game. Zay questions when he’ll be taught the game, and resorts to saying that he’ll figure it out on his own. Douda uses this as an example for the two to be always willing to figure out things on their own. He also reminds them that they’ll have to sacrifice their queen in certain situations in order to win.
Alonda — “Never Stay Mad”
The song starts around 41:55 when Victor returns home, and Fatima shows him all of the changes she has made to the house. This song prompts Victor to ask Fatima whether she’s ready to have a family. She initially has doubts which include the FBI’s investigation into him and his political career, but Victor assures her that he will not leave her alone in the task of raising their family. Fatima agrees that they will have more conversations about the future of their family.
Donny Hathaway/David Michael Wyatt — “For All We Know”
David Michael Wyatt’s take on Donny Hathaway’s “For All We Know” plays around the 47:17 mark as the funeral service for Pastor Jackson begins. Douda and his crew try to make an appearance but they’re quickly turned away. Papa makes a moving speech about his dad and how he’ll remember him.
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