Taleban Dooda Connects with 42 Dugg for the Hard-Hitting “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead”
The Tampa Native Announces Debut Album Fallen Angel, Arriving May 14th via Green Light Music Group/Rostrum Records
The 18-Year-Old Rising Star Shows Off His Spitting Skills Over a Helluva-Produced Beat on His New Video Single
“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
The Announcement + Video:
Taleban Dooda is tearing up the Florida scene with his nimble melodics and raw lyricism. Ready to harness his prodigious talent into a full-length effort, the 18-year-old East Tampa native formally announces Fallen Angel, his forthcoming debut album. Bursting with invention and earworm hooks, the upcoming album 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 the tuneful “No Eater,” released last month and featured prominently on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist. Capitalizing on momentum that has been building since the Dooda’s release of the street hit “Tru Colors” last January, Fallen Angel releases on May 14th via Green Light Music Group/Rostrum Records.
To accompany the announcement of the album, Dooda shows off his pure rapping ability in his hard-charging new video single “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead.” Featuring an appearance from in-demand guest verse god 42 Dugg, “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead” borrows the chaotic sonics of Dugg’s native Detroit, recruiting producer Helluva to provide his signature rubbery bass and racing piano arpeggios. The stylistic change-up comes naturally for Dooda, who tones down his usual melodics and lets loose with a hard-charging flow, proving that he’s the top dog in his hometown. In the video, shot by 20k Visuals, Dooda and Dugg trap out at an East Tampa Chevron as they mob with their crews.
Taleban Dooda has been steadily building a fanbase since release his first single in early 2020, displaying a natural melodic ability that helps him stand out in a burgeoning Florida street rap scene. He scored street hits in the first half of the year with the likes of “Tru Colors” (over 3 million total streams) and “2 In Da Morning” (1 million views), and kept the momentum going in the fall with standout singles like “Dis Dooda,” which Vice named as one of the 24 Best Songs of September. Stay tuned for more releases from Dooda in the run-up to his debut album, and his first-ever full length project, Fallen Angel.
Watch “Trappin Ain’t Dead” ft. 42 Dugg: https://youtu.be/OS5orFAEurs
Buy/Stream “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead” ft. 42 Dugg: https://smarturl.it/DoodaTrappinAintDead
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.”
“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
“2 In Da Morning”: https://youtu.be/Tm2Pvww2Y4A
“Tru Colors”: https://youtu.be/DF1A9DcbtKA