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Kash Doll’s charisma is extremely important for her character

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Studies show that people latch onto leaders for there personality and outlook on life more than their actual politics, in most occasions. It’s why charisma is so important; having tremendous amounts of it puts you at the top of society where people will look to you for guidance. Think about superheroes and supervillains – particularly Superman And Lex Luthor. The latter never had a superpower – he was a billionaire philanthropist with a serious hate for Superman, matching the hero with wit alone. He was very likable, which made Superman’s match of power all-the-more interesting. That, and the fact that Luthor lacked any superpower whatsoever.

Kash Doll isn’t a villain, nor a superhero, but she exudes so much charisma that she’s changing the perception of women in rap altogether. The former exotic dancer stepped off the stripping stage onto a performing one in an effortless move, gracefully utilizing her talents to build a career on-par with Cardi B, a fellow former-dancer who’s become one of the biggest new rappers in the game. But Cardi B had the backing of social media and television to grow her superstar. Kash Doll only has had herself to push, and she succeeds in remarkable fashion.

Her music is commanding, sometimes sexual, and always motivating. This three-punch combo leads to positive reviews from fans always, showing her testament to releasing quality music as well as quality control. Her charismatic releases garnered the attention of fellow Detroit star Big Sean, whose history of not putting on artists from the city has been noticed by a number of Detroit artists. Sean enlisted Kash Doll’s talents for “So Good” which drew national spotlight to her seductive voice and blatant sexual lyricism.

Her looks are nothing short of spectacular, but her brain is what gets her the success she’s had. She’s made smart move after move, knowing when to speak on things and when to just let them ride. Rumors circulated that she was free of a sticky contract situation, and instead of confirming or denying, she just retweets anyone talking about it. She’s stoking the fire, not attempting to control it. This method is genius in staying in the loop and informing fans while leaving them to speculate and increase conversation around the matter.

As 2018 goes in full-swing, expect Kash Doll’s charisma to elevate her into superstardom. She’s made it so far off her charisma alone and has had alarming success. Imagine when the world gets behind her and how she will continue to push the envelope. Now that is something to imagine seeing.

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Asian Doll and Nicki Minaj have finally connected with each other

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Asian Doll has made it clear since she’s come out that Nicki Minaj has been a huge influence on her style. Both channel a chaotic element to their fashion choices and general aesthetic that utilizes sharp sexuality to be abrasive. They’re both two sides of the same coin, sexual, yet innocent (Nicki) while Asian is much more hardcore.

It’s been a long journey for Asian Doll, coming up and giving powerhouse performances at every turn. In a recently released picture, it looks like her journey has culminated in something amazing: the two forces have finally come together. Will this lead to the release of music together or was this just a friendly passer-by flick?

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Does @allstarjr2724 have the best video of the year with “So Lit?”

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Allstar Jr is known for his smooth, sensual hits that double as trap bangers thanks to a smart selection of beats and smooth samples. His latest hit “So Lit” is no different, being an ode to a beautiful woman who holds him down, as well as having amazing sexual abilities. His videos often feature him rapping while partaking in various activities, from shopping to hanging with the boys, to trapping. They seldom could be deemed controversial, and that works out for him and his image in the long run.

That’s changed with the video for “So Lit” that goes the extra mile. After hanging out with B. Ryan and doling out a few verses, AllStar JR links up with the mystery woman who’s at the center of the song’s message. Clad in a white robe, she slowly sheds her clothing until she’s in some lace lingerie that leaves little to the imagination. When she gets naked, things get steamy. We lose track of her head and see Allstar in what looks like sheer enjoyment. Then, that’s when the fun really starts.

Some creative camera placement shows Allstar having, what appears to be, sex with her. The bounce of her cheeks doesn’t look like something that could be simulated if they were faking; anyone who’s ever administered backshots to a well endowed woman knows that bounce. Another shot shows that he, too, is naked as well. So the question stands, were they getting it in?

The more important question is, is this the year’s best video? In terms of sheer adventurousness, yes it is. No one typically has the cahones to attempt something like this, let alone place it on YouTube. The fact that it’s shot in such a creative manner where he could deny that it was actually happening is a testament to the director’s creativity in filming the scene. There’s also technically not any body parts shown, so it probably isn’t violating YouTube’s guidelines. All in all, a gutsy move by JR.

The question stands, is this the year’s best video? I would say so. We’ve seen a surplus of posse visuals that feature collectives rapping in unison. This visual sticks out like a sore thumb because of its’ willingness to showcase sex as an artistic activity, shot in such a way that it creates a unique aesthetic. Maybe more videos should try something like this out. Or then again, maybe not. Some lackluster copycats would take away from the uniqueness of the original. Let’s leave it the way that it is.

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After a month, here’s how @FenkellPayroll and @CardoGotWings ‘s Big Bossin Vol. 2 holds up

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The ever-looming call of summer grows closer. We will soon enter the time period of fewer clothes and more skin exposed. It’s a beautiful time of the year where frozen drinks are widely consumed, beach trips are spontaneous, and smooth, soulful music is blasted through car stereos. Payroll Giovanni and Cardo came together at the end of January for Big Bossin Vol. 2, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed Big Bossin Vol. 1, that is tailor-made for summer’s weather. Whereas the first one was a brief dip into the laid-back lifestyle of the OG, the second is a full-blown vacation. It takes the concepts explored in its predecessor and repackages them, reselling a similar product back to us, the consumers.

Now that the dust has settled and the project is more readily understood, is it still as good as it was when it came out?

In short, yes it is. A project is made up of the sum of its parts. The subject matter is admittedly the biggest aspect that goes into digesting music, but, here, the delivery shines in a way that helps it to transcend time. The message’s packaging is so authentic and precise that the quality of good music shines through clearly. Cardo’s soulful, sincere, and chilling productions bring out a new side of Payroll, one that magnifies the best of his abilities and shrinks the worst of them.

It helps that the weather gets warmer and that this album is meant for hotter temperatures so that its meaning can evaporate into thin air, inspiring new understanding when this happens. The juxtaposition of smooth tracks like “Stack It, Stash It,” and “Mail Long” showcase the project’s versatility and the willingness of both artists to explore more than just one sound. “Dopeman Dreams” and “Turn Ya Phone Off” make use of magnetic refrains that add to the prestige of the album and will help it to transcend time in a way that it’s already doing but at a much larger scale.

But, perhaps the cover art sells it best. The two purveyors of rap’s new go-to sound ride in a convertible car, the blue sky and sun shining brightly behind them. This is the warm weather that we’ve been asking for; it’s only right that we have the accompanying music to go with it. Thanks to the staying power of the album, it looks like it’ll continue to pair perfectly for years to come.

 

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