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Defining The Dolls: A Look At @kashdoll , @CubanDaSavage , and @ImAsianDoll

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Hip Hop is a tightly packed race with plenty of suitable candidates, ready to take off at a moment’s notice. Sometimes, the monikers that these participants choose are somewhat similar to each other. The latest, and perhaps most prominent case, of similar-named rappers comes in the form of Kash Doll, Cuban Doll, and Asian Doll. While their names may be similar, make no mistake – they’re styles are completely different. You’re getting three different types of rap from these women and it’s immediately noticeable once their verses start on their songs. For listeners sake, and for the casually curious, we’re here to define just exactly who they are for everyone.

 

Kash Doll – The Flower

Hailing from Detroit, Kash Doll is a rapper’s rapper. She prioritizes punchlines and witty lyrics over pizazz, choosing to dress in the flyest, traditionally feminine gear available. She’s widely loved by all who encounter her; it’s probably because her charisma is out of this world. She’s worked with Big Sean, Chief Keef, and opened up for Drake, for starters. Out of the three dolls, her social media presence is perhaps the most polished. Seldom will you see her promoting music – perhaps because of a bad record deal which she recently got out of – but you will see her interacting with fans on a daily basis. She’s the kindest of the three and perhaps has the most polished flow.

 

Cuban Doll – The Thorn

Defining Cuban Doll is a little bit harder – she’s both stunningly pretty and hardcore. She brings a new-age, millennial sound to her music. In fact, her releases show no trace of her Dallas, TX roots; chalk that up to being young and a child of the internet versus identifiable influences. Her music is a little rougher than Kash Doll’s which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But she has mounds of untapped potential that will continue to manifest as her star power grows. Her style varies randomly; one day she’ll be in a skin-tight dress and long, shimmering hair, and on another, she’ll be chillin’ in a sweatsuit while holding an AK-47. Her unpredictability makes her someone to watch in a genre full of easy-to-read people.

Asian Doll – The Unpredictable

It seems like Dallas, TX is home of extravagant personalities. Out of the three, AD is the most rambunctious. Her style is brash and loud; her rap delivery varied and frenetic. And it works, she’s rising fast to the top. She takes a unique road to success by remixing hot songs in her own unique manner, releasing online for fans consumption. She also seems to channel the outlandishness of early Nicki Minaj through her wardrobe that’s as unpredictable as her delivery. But it works for her.

 

 

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Best Bay Area Songs Of The Week: Feb 11 – Feb 16

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This week, the Bay Area churned out some uber creative releases. Everything from boom bap aesthetics to early 2010s trap rap manifested through songs that sound different than much of what is already out on the radio airwaves. Thanks to Bay Area brand Thizzler, we’ve made a list of our favorite songs that have come out in this time frame.

 

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Bay Area Spotlight: “Give Up The Goods” By @1oakALLDAY And @shady28nate Is A Side Piece Anthem

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If you’re a side piece, you know the euphoric feeling that you get when a successful fling happens. The bodily release is one thing, but the mental high of sharing someone else’s spouse is something that sends chills down the spine. In “Give Up The Goods,” 1-O.A.K. and Shady Nate croon about this phenomenon to the backdrop of some lush, dreamy production. The song may sound romantic, but the actual subject matter is nothing but lust. It’s an interesting feint that makes this listening and intriguing one, and identifiable one if you’ve ever played that role. If you haven’t, just don’t let the song boil your blood too much.

Listen to the sensual anthem below.

 

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Bay Area Spotlight: @Rezn_ Brings The Mellow Vibes With “Colors Of You”

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Bass-pounding beats in hip-hop never get old, but, it never hurts to play things a little softer and smoother. We’re not even referring to R & B music, just rap with a calmer vibe. Something that you can nod your head to and sip from on a cool summer night. Rezn’s new jam “Colors Of You” is a serious, introspective record that looks at his own insecurities as well as those of the women he encounters but also manages to be a chill Saturday night song. Vocalist Breana Martin sings smoothly on the chorus, adding to the amazing overall package. Rezn’s flow is nice, but his ability to steer the song into cool waters is what makes it a gem.

Check out the visual for “Colors Of You” below.

 

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