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Who is Kash Doll?

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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.

Bio:

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.

Standouts:

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.

 

Follow Kash Doll On Social Media

Twitter: @KashDoll
Instagram: @KashDoll

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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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