Kash Doll stands at only 5’6 but her commanding presence makes her at least ten feet tall. This Detroit, Michigan spitter commands the mic with her lyrical capabilities but also governs the eyes thanks to her effortless sexuality. While she’s drawn comparisons to female rap icons such as Nicki Minaj and Trina, her abilities are within her own lane. The dexterity she’s shown in her growing catalog of music means that she is in a lane of her own. She started off as an exotic dancer who was uncomfortable in the role. Through hard work and perseverance, she was able to jump headfirst into the Detroit rap scene and hasn’t looked back since.
Kash Doll was born on March 14, in Detroit, Michigan. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be either a rapper or singer. She grew up listening to Aaliyah, DMX, Fabolous, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Lopez. It was rough for her growing up on Detroit’s west side in a household consisting of her mother, stepfather, and six siblings; Her biological father died when she was only a year old. She attended Detroit City High and worked a series of odd jobs to help take care of her younger siblings. After graduating, she turned to exotic dancing to make money more easily than what a minimum wage job could provide. She was close to Dex Osama, the late Detroit rapper who was tragically gunned down in 2015. His death inspired her to pursue music.
On a whim, she released a remix of Junior Mafia’s track “Get Money” on social media and received an overwhelming wave of support. People immediately flocked to it, causing Chicago rapper Chief Keef to take notice. He contacted her and set things into motion, causing her to open for the rapper in her first performance ever. After her performance, she was contacted for a feature by a rapper who paid her $2,500. This caused her to really pursue her craft. Since then, things have been smooth sailing. She’s released her debut project Keisha vs. Kash Doll to critical success and continues to push the envelope in new and exciting ways.
Her track “For Everybody” is a stunning track, telling two sides of a story; from a wife and the side chick’s perspective. It’s definitely something to listen multiple times to catch everything it entails.
Things You May Not Know About Kash Doll:
- She opened up for Drake at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
- As an exotic dancer, she made $26,000 in one night.
- Her favorite actor is Will Ferrell.
- She doesn’t like to “Netflix and chill,” she likes to be courted.
- Her foundation B.A.D. Girls Club (Black American Doll Girls) that has helped young women in Detroit prepare for prom as well as other empowering things.
- She really wants to collaborate with Rihanna.
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Remembering Doughboy Roc’s Legacy After His Untimely Death
The Detroit Community is beside itself with grief after the news of the death of Doughboy Roc of Doughboyz Cashout. He was tragically gunned down yesterday, Oct. 9 at only 29 years old. Roc was one of the founding members of Doughboyz Cashout, there when the existing Doughboyz group merged with Payroll Giovanni’s Cashoutboyz collective to form the Doughboyz Cashout group that we know today. He recently released his heavily anticipated project Roc Vs. Balboa that was circulating airwaves, further growing his impressive brand. The news of his death is shocking, untimely, and a reminder that life is extremely short.
All around Detroit, central figures to the Hip Hop community are paying their respects to the fallen artist.
October – 9 – 2017 not just me but the whole city lost a real good nigga. Rest up Roc We love you #DoughboyzCashout4Life
— BossYoLifeUpGang (@72Kiddo) October 9, 2017
This shit sickening I wasn't even gone speak out about it, but I'm sick about my nigga Roc #BrickMile2BmoTilDaWorldBlow
— FreshPrinceOf6Mile (@AllStarYoungLee) October 10, 2017
4 Sho Magazine offers its condolences to Doughboyz Roc’s friends and family. As we mourn Roc’s passing, let’s remember him and his artistry to keep his spirit alive.
Who Is Rocky B?
It’s commonly said that children take after their parents, combining the best characteristics of both worlds to craft into their own personality. If both parents have a fascination with words, what will their offspring do with them? Rocky B also known as Rocky Badd, a rising rapper out of Detroit, is the answer to this question. She’s a fierce soul with a devilish grin whose poised to blow any day now. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of appeasement because of her bright smile and youthful exuberance; she throws down on the microphone with reckless abandon.
Rocky was born on May 16th, 1994 in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were both extremely familiar with words; her father was an important rapper in the city’s local scene and his mother frequently wrote poetry about her lifestyle and surroundings. Because of this, Rocky knew that she wanted to work in music from a very young age. She wrote her first rap song in the sixth grade when she realized that the art form was her calling. Just recently, in 2016, she uploaded her first song to Soundcloud. Prior to that, much of her music existed on YouTube (and can also still be found there). Since then, she’s been on a roll, releasing music along with accompanying videos that have racked up tens of thousands of views. Combining that with the 129,000 followers she has on Instagram shows that there is some serious interest and star power surrounding Rocky.
Rocky’s rap style is solid and straightforward, emulating a more traditional sound that’s uncommon in today’s rap atmosphere. It works, perfectly. Her ability to keep her delivery on point is what separates her from the scores of other artists who would kill to be in her place. It makes listening to her easy as well. She’s named Erykah Badu and Lauren Hill as two of her influences.
As she continues to become a larger influence in the world, Rocky B will capture the minds of many who look for the traditional sound that the game lacks. Check out her music today.
Make It Back Part 2
Spotlight: “Sis” by Miliyah Jewel ft. Allstar JR
Have you ever heard of Miliyah Jewel? Chances are, you haven’t. She’s a newcomer into the rap scene, straight from Detroit. What she lacks in height, she makes up for in sheer lyrical capability. There’s no way else to put this – she’s a serious spitter, perhaps better than your favorite rapper. She’s young too, so just thinking about how much better she’ll be in another year is absolutely scary. Last month she dropped “Sis” featuring AllStar JR. It’s been going strong in our playlists for almost a month now and we’ve finally figured out what makes it so great.
To start, the production is something out of this world. The heavy piano riff that plays in the background plays off of the pounding bass that goes on throughout the track. It offers a sinister vibe that makes the track come off as something out of a horror movie, yet delicate enough to be played in a casual manner. The beat continues to build throughout the track, with patterns dropped and others picked up for its duration. It’s beautiful stuff that elicits replay after replay. Makes for a hell of a car banger, as well.
On the lyrical side, Jewel brings the heat. She berates endleslly into another woman, practically destroying her personality at the most basic level. “If you your own bitch then why the fuck you want to be me?” she raps at one point, making it clear that she’s out for blood. She later gives the woman some advice about getting her own hustle that sounds like an OG giving game to a younger person. It’s some serious stuff that you’ll catch onto as you run the track back. Elsewhere, AllStar JR offers a scene-stealing verse as Jewel raps up her own. He brings the laughs, talking about everything from “shaving pussy” to having sex in the basement. The serious delivery he brings makes it even funnier to listen to.
It’s been a month and this is still heavy in our rotation. Check out the video above before going and adding it to your playlist. You won’t be dissapointed.