Album: Taleban Dooda – Fallen Angel
The Tampa-Born 19-Year-Old Culminates His Rise With a 17-Track Effort, Featuring Appearances from Yung Bleu, Tory Lanez, 42 Dugg, and More
“Over the last few years, East Tampa rapper Taleban Dooda has positioned himself as his city’s leading candidate to break out of its regional bubble. Excelling at both pained street ballads and bouncy, upbeat melodies, Taleban’s high vocals and songwriting talents lend him a more pop-ready sound than some of his melodic crooner peers” – Audiomack
“19-year-old Taleban Dooda has been establishing himself as a newfound force in the South that’s readying to claim his stake in the game.” – HotNewHipHop
“He falls into the lane of melodic street rap that acts like YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Durk, Teejay3k, and others are making, but his high-pitched vocals and limitless subject matter set him apart.” – Earmilk
Armed with a pure tenor and a nimbly melodic flow, Taleban Dooda is one of the most promising young artists in the thriving Florida rap scene. Examining his come-up and confronting his demons, Dooda shares Fallen Angel, his debut album. The album probes all aspects of the 19-year-old artist’s psyche, discussing his fractured upbringing in songs like “Broken Soul” and “Heart Turned To Ice,” getting ready for war in hard-hitting trap tracks like the Internet Money-produced “Chopstix II” ft. Tory Lanez and “Sinning,” or splitting the difference on songs like the TM88 & ATL Jacob-produced “Finish Him.“
Embodying the pain and triumph that accompanies the struggle of making it out the hood, the new album capitalizes on a growing momentum that started when Dooda’s debut single “Tru Colors” (included on Fallen Angel as a bonus track) caught fire upon release last January. Bursting with invention and earworm hooks, Fallen Angel gives a home to recently released highlights like “Chosen” ft. T9ine, a gospel-influenced anthem that earned praise from Pitchfork and HipHopDX (who named the song one of the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2021 So Far) and counts 3 million total streams, and “Trappin Ain’t Dead,” the Helluva-produced Detroit-style anthem with a standout guest spot from 42 Dugg. Featuring additional appearances from Tory Lanez, Yung Bleu, OMB Peezy, and Dee Watkins, Fallen Angel is available to stream everywhere via Green Light Music Group/Rostrum Records.
Taleban Dooda has been steadily building a loyal fanbase over the past year, displaying a natural melodic ability that helps him stand out among street rappers in Florida and beyond. He scored street hits in the first half of the year with “Tru Colors” (over 3 million total streams) and “2 In Da Morning” (1 million views), and turned heads in the fall with standout singles like “Dis Dooda,” which Vice named as one of the 24 Best Songs of September. Dooda recently told his story in a Noisey Next feature with Vice, touching on what it was like growing up in Tampa and his musical inspirations.
With Fallen Angel, Dooda takes his latest step towards establishing himself as a major player in the Southern scene. At just 19, and with tens millions of streams in the bank, this is just the beginning.
Buy/Stream Fallen Angel: http://smarturl.it/TDoodaFallenAngel
Fallen Angel tracklist:
1. Demon Time
2. Finish Him
3. Broken Soul
4. Chosen feat. T9ine
5. My Bruddas feat. OMB Peezy
7. Heart Turned To Ice
9. No Libs
10. More Than Average feat. Yung Bleu
11. Stay Dangerous feat. Dee Watkins
12. Trappin’ Ain’t Dead feat. 42 Dugg
13. Dis Dooda
14. Ready For War
15. Chopstix II feat. Tory Lanez
16. Come Back Again
17. Tru Colors (Bonus)
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Taleban Dooda always had a voice–a combination of distinctly Floridian style and irresistibly catchy melody, has made the 18-year-old rapper one of the most exciting new rap voices coming out of the South. Hailing from East Tampa, Dooda had few options to avoid the violence that lurked outside his door. When he injured his knee in his 9th grade year, ending his football dreams, Dooda turned his attention to music. He began by recording himself covering other people’s songs — inspired by his love for artists like Bruno Mars, John Legend, and Sam Smith — before moving on to his own original compositions. Influenced by artists like NBA Youngboy, Polo G, and NoCap, Taleban Dooda decided to become a rapper.
For Dooda, 2020 was all about consistency, as he continued to drop a steady stream of strong singles throughout the year. In September, he released “Dis Dooda” — which VICE named one of the best songs of the month and Lyrical Lemonade highlighted on their site — and followed that up in November with the TM88 and ATL Jacob-produced “Finish Him.” Now, Dooda has his eyes set on the upcoming release of his debut album. With all this momentum, and all of Florida behind him, he doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon. “I’m just trying to keep dropping music,” he says. “I ain’t trying to take no breaks.”
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Fallen Angel: http://smarturl.it/TDoodaFallenAngel
“Chopstix”: https://smarturl.it/TDoodaChopstix / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DJl0dnUfR0
“Trappin Ain’t Dead” ft. 42 Dugg: https://smarturl.it/DoodaTrappinAintDead
“No Eater”: https://youtu.be/cFy2XH_wZMM
“Chosen” ft. T9ine: https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaChosen
“Finish Him” (Prod. by TM88 & ATL Jacob): https://youtu.be/G6DSOiBojRE / https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaFinish
“Dis Dooda”: https://smarturl.it/DoodaDisDooda / https://youtu.be/q-GBO7z9XAc
“2 In Da Morning”: https://youtu.be/Tm2Pvww2Y4A
“Tru Colors”: https://youtu.be/DF1A9DcbtKA