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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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DJ MADOUT Is Elite At His Craft, A Recap!

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During the 90s, hip hop and reggae music exploded onto the forefront of the world, reaching their highest level of recognition and artist development. Music was at its prime from artists such as Jay-Z, Biggie, Gregory Isaacs, Bounty Killa, and Black Eyed Peas. This era in rap and dancehall-inspired many current emcees, singers, and disc jockeys of today’s mainstream. Motivated by his predecessors to create a distinctive atmosphere with the spin of record, it was only a matter of time before the clubs began going insane about a rising spin master, DJ MADOUT.


Disc jockey extraordinaire DJ MADOUT was not only known as a music geek who was always “extra early and always in front” when it came to music classes. Professionally trained on the saxophone and trombone, MADOUT’s ear for music began to grow and mature with sounds, beats, and notes. MADOUT was often inspired by the blended sounds of planes, trains, horns, and beatboxing influenced by the Caribbean and New York City life. A crazy combination, to say the least, MADOUT found music through all aspects of life. Influential reggae greats like Sizzla to alternative bands like Green Day greatly impacted MADOUT’S style. Like most New Yorkers, MADOUT knew that success would only happen through hard work, hustle, and the daily grind. Surrounded by the nightlife culture, the go-getter T positioned himself as a promoter. He not only coordinated many social events but also secured entertainment and even used his craft as a DJ to amplify the crowd to the highest possible level.


Known within the Bronx for the “Livest” parties, MADOUT has become a music spin man all flock to hear. People across the tri-state area anticipate his annual affairs, such as Punk Rock and Pajama Pillow Fight, among other events. He has spun for countless musicians such as Lloyd Banks, Fred DA God Son, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Marley’s, Gucci Mane, Juelz Santana, and Ace Hood, to name a few. He has also mixed for HOT 97’s WHO’S NEXT, Beauty Franchise Sephora, The Legendary Suez Rendezvous, DJ Kay Slay STR8 STUNTING Magazine, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop ATL Stevie J, and VH1’s Black Ink Crew Members Puma & Sassy and many more.


This young DJ is not only in our tri-state but is also traveling and hitting the world by storm as he recently toured the Caribbean Islands, Australia, and the UK. Be on the lookout for MADOUT as the world is gearing up to go MAD about him. He’s is one of one and you need to book him asap. His Instagram is @Djmadout.

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Kevo Kodesh Debuts Cinematic Street Movie ‘Let’s Eat’ in Select Theatres

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Kevo Kodesh just dropped a fire new movie entitled ‘Let’s Eat,’ and debuted September 22nd in RIchmond, Virginia. The urban drama covers hood politics, power, money, and respect. The exciting new film is directed by Pure Brilliance.

The tantalizing film is about Adonis Walker, a real estate agent turned arms dealer. He quickly realizes how dangerous selling guns can be as his business grows in the streets. The movie takes place in Richmond, Virginia, and the 757 region. The $150K budget helped Kevo Kodesh secure acting help from local legends like Rae hookz, Chad Prentiss, Juiicy Da Thugstress, and many more.

Kevo Kodesh has his eyes set on producing a television series based on ‘Let’s Eat’ soon. ‘Let’s Eat’ is set to premiere in theatres in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia, later this month. The highly anticipated film contains violence, elements of street life, and everyday themes that are sure to put people at the edge of their seats. The movie is set to have a press tour soon. 

Be sure to look for more information on ‘Let’s Eat’ and Kevo Kodesh on social media @letseat.themovie or at www.cnmfilms.com !

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NEA’s Brittney Keith is taking over Atlanta one step at a time

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Brittney K has managed to turn herself into a brand who is now taking over the Atlanta area. A proud graduate of Georgia State University, she first started in the entertainment/ music industry. Working with Usher and RollingOut Magazine as their direct communications intern in college to doing promotions with Quality Control Music, her work ethic doesn’t go unnoticed. Now one of the key players at an independent label, Never Eat Alone Entertainment, Brittney continues to let her work speak for itself.  

At 26 years of age, she now also runs her own branding agency, Brittney K Branding Agency, a communications agency, merging traditional public relations, branding and digital marketing tools all in one. Her team consists of professionals with combined experience serving a number of various clients ranging from artists to small business owners.  

Brittney has recently maneuvered her way into the financial literary space where her intention now is to bridge the gap between the entertainment industry and the financial literacy industry by providing financial tools such as credit, investment portfolios, trading, and other resources to the entertainment industry.  

Brittney strives to inspire, motivate, and educate the younger generation particularly that you can be whoever you want to be no matter what limitations are placed on you.

Instagram: @Brittney_K

Twitter: @K_Brittney 

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