Video: Taleban Dooda – “My Bruddas” ft. OMB Peezy
The Tampa Upstart Connects With Alabama’s Heavy-Hitter for a Reflective Banger Off His Album Fallen Angel
“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 is poised to be Tampa’s next breakout star thanks to his melodic tenor and soul-baring lyricism. Linking up with OMB Peezy, he continues his ascent by sharing the video for “My Bruddas.” The highlight track from his debut album, Fallen Angel, finds the duo waxing poetic about staying loyal and settling scores. The dire situations which they depict provide a stark contrast from the hazy, laid-back video, where they kick it in Hollywood in front of all-black SUVs.
Released in May, Fallen Angel captivated listeners as Dooda documented his rise and the struggles he faced along the way. He blends genres and regions into his signature croon on album 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 “Trappin Ain’t Dead,” a Detroit-style banger with a standout verse from 42 Dugg. Featuring additional appearances from Tory Lanez, Yung Bleu, 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 2020 with “Tru Colors” (included as a bonus cut on Fallen Angel with over 3 million total streams) and “2 In Da Morning” (1 million views), and turned heads last 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 his experience 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. With tens of millions of streams at just 19 years old, this is just the beginning.
Watch “My Bruddas” ft. OMB Peezy: https://youtu.be/Jk-o_u4zHNg
Buy/Stream Fallen Angel: http://smarturl.it/TDoodaFallenAngel
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.”
“My Bruddas” ft. OMB Peezy: https://youtu.be/Jk-o_u4zHNg
“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