Video: Taleban Dooda – “More Than Average” ft. Yung Bleu
The Tampa Teenager Connects With the Drake-Collaborating Hitmaker for a Video From Fallen Angel, Dooda’s Debut Album
“It’s not hard to understand why critics are saying that Dooda is poised to be the chosen one, the artist who pushes Tampa rap into the mainstream: Whatever it is, Dooda has it.” – Vice
“Though it sounds like a victory lap, this song proves Taleban Dooda and T9ine are just getting started.” – Pitchfork
“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.” – HotNewHipHop
“At only 19 years old.. his talents are already overly abundant and his potential is probably higher than most up and coming artists you could name off the top of your head.” – Lyrical Lemonade
Taleban Dooda‘s nimble flow and honey-pure tenor have won him a large and growing fanbase in his native Tampa and beyond. Connecting with Yung Bleu for a romantic highlight from his debut album Fallen Angel, Dooda shares “More Than Average,” his new music video. The song gets its power from the interplay between Dooda’s verses and Bleu’s smooth hook, both emcees touting their street bonafides as they discuss how they spoil their significant others. In the video, Dooda and Bleu kick back in a Gothic southern mansion with two beautiful women and boxframe muscle cars.
Released earlier this month, Fallen Angel finds the 19-year-old rapper examining his come-up and confronting his demons ,probing all aspects of his psyche. 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, 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” (included as a bonus cut on Fallen Angel, the song has 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 of millions of streams in the bank, this is just the beginning.
Watch “More Than Average” ft. Yung Bleu: https://youtu.be/j21WLn6koiI
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 ft. Tory Lanez
16. Come Back Again
17. Tru Colors (Bonus)
Taleban Dooda always had a voice–a combination of distinctly Floridian style and irresistibly catchy melody, has made the 19-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.”
“More Than Average” ft. Yung Bleu: https://youtu.be/j21WLn6koiI
Fallen Angel: http://smarturl.it/TDoodaFallenAngel
“Trappin Ain’t Dead” ft. 42 Dugg: https://smarturl.it/DoodaTrappinAintDead
“No Eater”: https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaNoEater
“Chosen” ft. T9ine: https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaChosen
“2 In Da Morning”: https://youtu.be/Tm2Pvww2Y4A
“Tru Colors”: https://youtu.be/DF1A9DcbtKA