Song: Taleban Dooda – “Finish Him” (Prod. TM88 & ATL Jacob)
The Tampa-Born Teenager Flexes His Melodic Might Over a Beat From Two Hitmaking ATL Natives
“At only 18 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
“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
With a honeyed tenor and a supernatural facility with melody, Taleban Dooda is tearing up the South with his emotional rhymes. Today, the Tampa-born teenager flexes his muscles in “Finish Him,” a cavernous new single. Produced by TM88 (Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3”) and ATL Jacob (Future, Roddy Ricch), “Finish Him” provides a cinematic surround-sound background for Dooda to talk his smack, complete with thunderous 808s and twinkling synth bells. Weaving through the beat’s negative space with a bruised toughness, Dooda offers a stern warning who would stand in the way of his ability to provide for his family: “I know you aren’t my homie, cause you’d let me starve/Even though I always sin, I still repent to God/It took so long for me to win, I got so many scars/Until I picked up that pen, now I’m livin’ large.”
“Finish Him” is the latest in a line of quality loose singles from the 18-year-old Rostrum Records signee. The song immediately follows last month’s “Dis Dooda,” which Vice named as one of the 24 Best Songs of September. Though the East Tampa native only started rapping at the age of 15, he used his innate sense of melody to gain inroads in his state’s rap scene. After working hard to build a backlog of bangers, Dooda struck gold with “Tru Colors,” his first-ever release, racking up over 2 million streams, generating over 1 million views on its YouTube video, and reaching #18 on SoundCloud’s worldwide New & Hot chart. The Tampa teenager kept the momentum going with collaborations with his frequent rap partner Rees Money, and successful video singles like “2 In Da Morning” (700k views). Stay tuned for much more from the teenaged rapper as he continues to develop into one of the South’s most exciting rap talents.
Buy/Stream “Finish Him” (Prod. by TM88 & ATL Jacob): https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaFinish
Watch the lyric video for “Finish Him”: https://youtu.be/XesaJ53BCEM
Taleban Dooda is an 18-year old rapper from East Tampa, FL, with the vivid lyrics of Kodak Black and the smooth tone of Jeremih. Dooda got his start singing at 15 and rapping at 16, making melody the foundation of his sound. In addition to several releases with frequent collaborator Rees Money, his debut solo release was this year’s “Tru Colors” and the song has amassed over 2 million streams.
“Finish Him” (Prod. by TM88 & ATL Jacob): https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaFinish
“2 In Da Morning”: https://youtu.be/Tm2Pvww2Y4A
“Tru Colors”: https://youtu.be/DF1A9DcbtKA