Video: Taleban Dooda – “No Eater“
The Tampa Native 18-Year-Old Can’t Be Locked Down In His Latest Standout Music Video
“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
Taleban Dooda captivates with his elastic melodies and pure, piercing tenor. With his new video single “No Eater,” Dooda demonstrates the fluid and playful cadences that have him rapidly rising in Florida and beyond. Bouncing atop a dancing guitar lick courtesy of producers Ayo Bleu (Lil Durk, NBA YoungBoy), MalikOTB (Rod Wave, Lil Durk), and Monique Winning (NLE Choppa, Jackboy), Taleban embraces his womanizing ways, but assures the opps that his luck with the ladies does not make him soft.
In the video, directed by Jolo, Dooda hosts a wild pool party, welcoming his homies and a bevy of baddies for an R-Rated afternoon. Released as Dooda celebrates a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl, “No Eater” follows the recent T9ine collab “Chosen,” 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 already has over 1 million streams across platforms. “No Eater” is available on all platforms via Green Light Music Group/Rostrum Records.
Though Taleban Dooda only started rapping at the age of 15, the Tampa, FL native displayed a natural melodic ability that helps him stand out in a burgeoning Florida street rap scene. After working hard behind the scenes to build a backlog of bangers and gain inroads in his home state, Dooda scored a hit with “Tru Colors,” his first-ever release, racking up over 3 million streams, generating over 1.2 million views on its YouTube video, and reaching #18 on SoundCloud’s worldwide New & Hot chart. The teenager kept the momentum going with collaborations with his frequent rap partner Rees Money, and successful video singles like “2 In Da Morning” (1 million views) and “Dis Dooda,” which Vice named as one of the 24 Best Songs of September. Stay tuned for much more from the Green Light Music Group/Rostrum Records signee, who is currently featured on the cover of Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Hip Hop playlist, as he continues to develop into one of the South’s most exciting rap talents.
Watch “No Eater”: https://youtu.be/cFy2XH_wZMM
Buy/Stream “No Eater”: https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaNoEater
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.”
“No Eater”: https://youtu.be/cFy2XH_wZMM
“Chosen” ft. T9ine: https://smarturl.it/TalebanDoodaChosen
“2 In Da Morning”: https://youtu.be/Tm2Pvww2Y4A
“Tru Colors”: https://youtu.be/DF1A9DcbtKA