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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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From the Karaoke Machine To Center Stage, DC Rapper Nell Burna Is Heating Up The Rap Game With His New Single ‘Quarter Mill’

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Having opened up for well known artists such as 2Chainz and Trina, Nell Burna has been promoting good vibes through music since he stepped in the studio for the first time at twelve years old. 

The DC native’s music infuses the DC ‘go go’ style with the natural rap flow that he describes as being versatile, ranging from a trap music flow similar to artists like 2Chainz to a softer flow similar to that of Certified Loverboy, Drake. A multifaceted artist, Nell Burna writes his own music, and has tried his hands in the areas of producing and engineering. His catalog includes projects he has written specifically for the ladies such as his twerk song, ‘Lil Freak’ https://open.spotify.com/album/58JqNlVuG46LIGZAvwUEbN?si=bUtpUGZYThC9fBBDjlwAuw&dl_branch=1

Currently an independent artist, Nell Burna released his first EP entitled ‘Unleashed’ in 2015. Today, he is working on releasing singles that inspire others to believe in themselves. 

As he continues to work toward achieving his full goals, Nell Burna is focused on the hustle right now, making new music and promoting it on social media and streaming platforms. He recently collaborated with his DC neighbor, Xanman from Maryland, on a single called, ‘On the Lowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82LtyqRJDd8 and hopes to link up with ASAP Ferg in the near future for a collaboration. 

Even while experiencing the highs and lows of the music industry, Nell Burner says he “could never run away from music.” He would advise rising artists to “just believe in yourself even if others don’t.”

Be on the lookout from new music and visuals from the DC artist. Nell Burna’s music is available on all streaming platforms. 

Follow him on IG @nellburna1

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Yvng Sammie EP “The Life of a Virgo” Coming Soon

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From staying up late to write song lyrics during childhood to impressing the social media scene showcasing his dance moves on “vine,” Yvng Sammie has always been destined for stardom. Overcoming the tragedy of losing both parents, the Toronto artist grew from entertaining family members with his rendition of popular dance routines in the living room to showcasing his talents for a larger audience as a rising artist. 

Yvng Sammie first hit the scene when he went viral for his rendition of the Harlem Shake which he performed to Bow Wow’s hit song ‘Bounce with me https://vine.co/v/hEV3YVQ0Fau Though he currently states that he is inspired by artists such as Young Thug, Da Baby, and Don Tolliver, his music remains true to his natural talent for dancing, giving off what the Toronto artist describes as “fun dance vibes.” 

There is no question about Yvng Sammie’s talents. He is a singer, dancer, writer, and entertainer. In addition to those named talents, the independent artist is a former drama student with formal theatre training who hopes to take his talents to the big screen one day.

Currently, Yvng Sammie is focused on promoting his new EP and is excited about upcoming collaborations with Melodic. Living out his passion for performing and entertaining, the Toronto artist wants his audience to start dancing whenever his music is being played. These dance-provoking sounds can be heard on his Youtube channel YouTube.com/c/YvngSammie.  

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Atlanta Artist DavidTheTragic Unleashes New Visual Titled “ALLERGY”

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DavidTheTragic has proven himself to be one of the most diligent and original stylists in Atlanta ever since he broke through the underground in early 2019. Since then, he has released three tapes, “Fit In,” “Bender,” and “How It Feel,” which all act as evidence for his improving and expanding abilities as an emcee. David manages to stand out in the hip-hop mecca by being a keen expressionist who uses articulate lyricism and gruff flows to paint lofty portraits of his psyche. He resides in a similar introspective lane as Kenny Mason, Ovrcast, Jelani Imani, and Mavi. His newest single + video, “ALLERGY,” is yet another testament to DavidTheTragic’s originality and masterful rapping ability. It’s clear that no one else sounds like him or flows like him right now. The video, directed by Brendan Mcgregor, matches the aesthetic of David’s recent videos for singles “Money First” and “Lori.” It shifts from scenes of intense color correction to David on a roof or in an alley shaking his dreads and talking his shit. The track is a two and a half minute frenzy of clever bars: “I was on a year long bender / These n***as my son like Simba / She like when I hit from the fender…Underground like Master Splinter…Egotistical I suppose / I just move with the highs and lows…I ain’t hatin’ on a n***a that look like me / Please hit me with zeros I ain’t doin’ no shit for clout or IG.” It sounds as if David hopped in the booth then splatter painted the beat with everything that was on his mind at the time. 

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