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To understand why @CubanDaSavage ‘s “Bankrupt” is so popular, you must read between the lines

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On Dec. 6, 2017 uploaded “Bankrupt” to SoundCloud, and nearly four months later, the track is more popular than ever before. The term “bankrupt” has become synonmous with her.  It sits at a little more than two million listens on SoundCloud. Everyday, Aaliyah Keef retweets mentions on Twitter from fans who live and die by the song. With the way things are looking, it doesn’t look like the song will slow down anytime soon. So, what gives? In the cycle of hip-hop, four months is much too long for a song that isn’t getting radio play. It should be finito. Done. On to the next, as Jay-Z so eloquently put it. Why exactly is Cuban Doll’s track having such a magnetic, if not peculiar, run?  Well, the answers lie in the song itself.

Cuban Doll  herself represents an interesting juxtaposition in hip-hop. Whereas attractive women in rap usually use their womenly whiles to sway fans with sexually explicit music, Cuban Doll goes in the opposite direction. She’s jaw-droppingly beautiful, but her music is for the streets, not the strip-club. You won’t find her decked in six-inch heels, a strapless dress, and holding a gigantic purse. She’s posted in the cut with a Draco, decked in Jordans, Tommy Hilfiger, and iced out. She represents a new wave of femine confidence that isn’t rooted in sexuality; she’s just as capable as many man to defend herself. Think of a modern day Rosie The Riveter.

“Bankrupt” reaffirms this power. It’s not about anything sexual, it’s about cash – or therein, lack of. It’s badass, blunt, brutish, and contemporary. She knows how to speak to the masses in a way that both girls and guys identify with. Since it lacks the distinctive barbie-ish drawl of Nicki Minaj or the blunt sexual ilk of Cardi B, it’s as much an aux cord necessity as it is a nice change of pace from radio monotony.

So the next time you hear “Bankrupt” – believe me, you’ll hear it even more in the near future – don’t be annoyed. Listen to it for what it is; a celebration of newfound wealth, an attack on anyone lacking the necessary funds to survive, and a sonic dash of youth’s exuberance. It’ll make you laugh, and the video will make you want Cuban Doll in many ways. But she’s not beating her sexiness over your head, she’s just telling it like it is while being herself. And that’s what makes “Bankrupt” and her artistry itself so powerful; she’s an unflinching, original character that will change the way that America looks at traditional rap for decades to come.

 

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TheConnorClark covers Cash Kidd’s “9PM In Miami” and it’s as fire as you’d imagine

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TheConnorClark is back for another, fiery cover. He recently took on Cash Kidd’s fast-paced hit “9 PM In Miami,” and, surprisingly, the guitarist holds his own. He’s shown a quick gift for mastering anything that he selects, and that’ll help him in the future to pick different songs and gain a larger fanbase. It sounds good placed on top of the actual song, and you can tell by the way that he plays it that Connor has some serious passion for rap music out of Detroit.

Watch his cover for “9PM In Miami” below.

 

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FMB DZ sets July 27 as release date for ‘In My Bag’

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Tearing up instrumentals with relentless bars, Detroit’s FMB DZ commands a loyal legion of fans with his witty punchlines, detailed street stories, and sly charisma. Capitalizing on years of momentum, DZ announces a July release for In My Bag, his upcoming project. Gleefully illustrating the art of the hustle, DZ showcases a gritty lyrical realism and a full arsenal of flows on the tape, demonstrating how he became one of the most popular artists of any genre in his hometown. R Featuring appearances from E-40, Philthy Rich, Doughboy Clay, and La’Britney, In My Bag looks to be the release of the summer.

Check out the tracklist below and preorder it here.

1) Not The Same
2) Where was you
3) Made Man
4) Lit (ft. E-40)
5) Fast Money
6) Living Legend
7) Mob Ties
8) Back Against The Wall (ft. La’Britney)
9) Gold Bottles
10) 60 Seconds
11) Dripping (ft. Philthy Rich)
12) Off The Porch
13) Slide On Em (ft. Doughboy Clay)
14) On My Shit

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Check out this behind-the-scenes footage of InLoveWithJojo ‘s shoot for 4ShoGirl

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We’re revamping 4ShoGirl to be even bigger, badder, and, of course, sexier. This means that we’re hand-picking the most tantalizing vixens on the web and creating content that will go down as nothing short of legendary. We recently had the privilege of shooting JoJo, (IG: InLoveWithJoJo), a model with a phenomenal personality and body that’ll blow you away. While you wait for the official photoshoot to release, check out our behind-the-scenes footage of what went down and how things were set up.

 

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