Sixteenleo is “No Pretenda”

I’ve been out for awhile, starting the next phase of Curated Flame.

In that time, I have been contacted by dozens of wanna be rappers, sending me various dms or emails and unfortunately, I just haven’t been impressed. That is, until now.

Sixteenleo, might not have the best name, and he’s still very raw and early, I mean he literally only has 19 followers on Soundcloud right now. But he impressed me enough that I am writing for the first time in a couple months.

When I first got his email and saw that he said I have “heavy anxiety and that’s why I been in my room making music for the last two years” I rolled my eyes, I am not even going to lie though. I’ve heard this before, from this generation of rappers whose top 5’s all have at least 4 “Lil’s”.

Then when I started listening to his first track, I liked it, but I was kind of annoyed that I liked it. I’m thinking to myself, this kid’s just doing it as a joke, but you know what, fxck it. I think it might not be a joke, he’s really committed to the craft, he switches up his flows, and his awkward flows are even dope.

If his tracks, Rick James and No Pretenda, are any inkling of what his music is going to be like in the future, then I think this dude is going places. His style sounds like a blend of Lil Pump & Hooligan Chase and I fux with it heavy.

GlokkNine’s “Leonardo Da G9” video & his new mixtape

GlokkNine has been an artist I have been listening to for a hot minute now and I have been watching his career grow and grow and grow. So imagine my surprise when I see he has released a new music video and this is the first one that I know of, that is not directed by Drewfilmedit.

Why does this matter?

In the grand scheme of things, it doesnt. But I have just become so use to hearing “if drew didn’t film it, then it aint filmed right” at the beginning of every glokknine video.

GlokkNine needs to get back to working with that kid cause drews tagline is almost as good as metro boomin’s or halfpint filmz.

In the meantime, you should check out his newest tape Lil Glokk That Stole Khristmas and you absolutely musttttt listen to his track “Xmas Song” which I pray he does a video for!

4 more Instagram models and strippers turned rappers

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Previously I wrote an article called “3 strippers turned rappers not named Cardi B” that has gotten a steady stream of views daily since I posted it. Since the writing of that article I have come across a handful of other strippers and Instagram models who are attempting to turn an online following into a music fanbase, with varying degrees of success. Below you can find four of the more successful, interesting, or entertaining, ones that I think need to be showcased.

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Curly Redd is an exotic dancer from Florida who has been making a name for herself on Instagram posting some of the craziest twerk videos and videos of herself at different events. She has grown her following to 219K followers and has branched out into other categories such as appearing in videos with instagram comedians like @tpindell and into the music category with her first official video release “Only Up From Here”.

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MikeilaJ is an instagram model / twerker who I have posted before on my IG account DopeDealerTV and she has a healthy following of 88.9k on IG currently. One thing that I have noticed she is doing is creating a little buzz for herself by posting videos like this;

Now you might be saying, “aight so what, whats different from her doing that” well her song is playing in the background and if you look at the comments you will see people asking, “what song is that?” and how she responds saying she hasn’t actually released it yet. It comes out, October 21st actually.

Update: Mikeilaj’s first official video is out now.

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Baby Doll Forbes is an instagram model and brand ambassador with a following of over 463K on instagram. I have followed her for awhile on multiple accounts I run and have never seen anything that would have led me to believe she was trying to be a rapper BUT lo and behold a couple of days ago, I am scrolling and I see this freestyle video from her;

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Ty.ni is an exotic dancer and “published urban model” who has over 227k+ followers on Instagram where she mainly posts videos of herself twerking or dancing at the club. She currently has only one song out that I know of.

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CuratedFlame Music Video Roundup

Aight so I am back in full swing. If you haven’t read any of the previous articles where I talked about my absence or seen on the CuratedFlame instagram, I was away for a month and a half, 2 months, working on a tv show shooting in my city. But the job is winding down until it eventually stops in November, so I am back to focusing heavily on CuratedFlame.

This article is really just a round up of music videos that I think are worthy of checking out and I think you might end up finding a few gems for your catalog. I will try to drop more articles like this when I have a whole bunch of new music to show you.

Artist: Hobo Johnson  Song: Father

Thoughts: Hobo Johnson is an artist I wrote about before when he first came to my attention when his song “Peach Scones” started making a buzz and I immediately started fxcking with his music. Due to his style he’s one of those artists who not every song they drop is going to be a banger to you so I only currently have a handful of tracks that I listen to by him, like “Peach Scone”, “Demarcus Cousins & Ashley”, and “Before Kill The Internet”.

But now he’s got a new banger called “Father” which is classic Hobo Johnson, slice of life paint a picture of various scattered topics composed of lyrics spoken over a musical backing that seems like it could have been a score for any Wes Anderson or Diablo Cody film.

Artist: Lil Dusty G Song: “Dead End”

Thoughts: Lil Dusty G is another artist that I wrote about earlier this year, just like Hobo Johnson, in fact I wrote about him about a month earlier then Hobo. First time I saw his music, I knew he was going to go far even if I wasn’t messing with it to hard. But with this track, I have probably listened to this song 1 to 3 times a day since it was released a month ago, and my only gripe is that it isn’t longer.

Artist: Big Baby Scumbag Song: Victoria Secret

Thoughts: This just looks like it was a fun video to make. Also I think Big Baby Scumbag must be signed to Awful Records now? or apart of that collective cause this video was released through them. So if he is signed to them now, then congrats on that bro.

Artist: Jack Karowak  Song: Traveler

Thoughts: good stoner, college rap, vibes and lyrics but damn that is not a rap moniker I agree with. 

Aritst: Clairo Song: “Better”

Thoughts: I been telling the hip hop world about Clairo. The following video for her has been on my playlist for the last month or so and I don’t see that ending anytime soon.

Artist: Anxiety Attacks  Song: GPS

Thoughts: I actually don’t like this next song, I just want to point out that this dude’s rap name is “Anxiety Attacks” lol props for creativity. Thats in the same realm as “Wifisfuneral” and “ITSOKAYTOCRY”.

 

“Pyrex & The Egg Beater” : Meet YBN Dougie, the Dallas rapper up next.

I have been writing fewer posts on the blog recently because of two reasons;

  1. I recently took over as the content curator of two nice size instagram accounts.
  2. I want to keep the posts on this blog to strictly the best content I can for you all, the readers.

Now I know I especially haven’t done an interview with a rapper in a minute or anyone for that matter, but recently I saw a posse cut and the first rapper on the track was someone going by the name YBN Dougie.

This was the verse I saw;

 

Bruh if you listen to that verse and don’t come away thinking “daaamn that homie just killed it” or something to that effect, then I don’t trust the music ear you claim.

I mean I keep my rapper interviews to a minimum because I want to be the site that is known for showcasing the artists that will blow up next. So far I have interviewed Elle Teresa, Hooligan Chase, Icy Narco, IloveFriday, and GlokkNine, and now I think that if Dougie continues to put out music with the flare he showed in that above verse, he will be the next one to blow.

Find out more about this artist by scrolling down;

Where’d you get the name YBN Dougie?

Well my brother gave me the name dougie when I was little but not til I meet yung rich porter then I became YBN Dougie Yung Boss Nigga… THE REAL YBN U FEEL ME

What jobs have you had before this rap shit?

Well no cap I was arrested as a kid I was on probation all the way up to this year February so I was forced to get a job hear n there but the shit never worked out.

Have you done any shows yet?

yea latest big shows opening up wit my dawg uno Loso for yella beezy n I just did the after party wit lil baby for vlive.

Where are you from? Does it have any influence on your music?

Im From Oak Cliff HighLand Hills to be exact n yea but most of my music is really based on my life n wats going on at the moment, most time my mixtapes are fast so it really be like a moment or what’s going on in a period of time in my life.

Are you involved in your local rap scene or no?

yea of course  I’ve been making music since I was 13, some body should know me 😂

The production you find to rap on beats is pretty fired. Who are your favorite producers you been working with? 

I RATHER NOt RELEASE THE SAUCE 😂 but I give a couple drumdummie cash a.p and more but most of my mixtapes are non profit but hopefully it become a time when I can get with the producers I work wit yo make a album fasho fasho.

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Politically Incorrect – Tom MacDonald

“Yall are so addicted to being hopeless victims, yall could crash a plane and blame the road conditions”

Besides sounding very much like an angrier version of G-Eazy, Tom MacDonald delivers a stand out track and visual.

“Rover” Lil Ronny MothaF

Lil Ronny MothaF is an artist I only became aware of by name recently but it turns out I been listening one of his songs for awhile.

Turns out that maybe I have been to one to many strip clubs or maybe Pittsburgh happens to be a region that this song got heavy play in, but I thought the song “Throw That Ass In A Circle” was way bigger then I guess it actually is.

However it seems the video for the track has only gotten 2.1 million views on YouTube in 3 years, way under what I would have expected for the amount of times I have heard this song in a Pittsburgh nightclub or strip club.

But wait it gets better.

The artist who made that song seems to have been making an evolution of sorts on the underground and now his music has taken a more aggressive approach and I honestly like it.

His videos vary in views and I didn’t seem to find to much information on his transformation out there but for an example of what he’s growing into check out his new music video, Rover.

“Twenty….Brickz”

Ok so this article is actually about two artists, Enchanting who is an RnB singer I think? I don’t normally post the type of music she makes however her song with BooGotti Kasino caught my eye recently. After initially writing this article about BooGotti and how he’s featured on her track “Brickz”, I saw on Spotify that she has a an album and that the first track on the album is titled “Codeine Sex”.

I don’t know why, but the fact that she had that song as the first song on her album just made me want to feature it lol. Now as for who BooGotti Kasino is? yeah he might not be  a household name yet, I mean he still has under 100k followers on IG, but I have been seeing his name more and more frequently in the last couple weeks on YouTube and Instagram. Whenever my brain picks up on the fact that I have been seeing an artists name more than usual I know that they are soon to be blowing up. Mark my words you will be hearing the name BooGotti Kasino way more in the next 6 months.

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“Hallelujah, pink paradise” Have you heard of ANWAR yet?

“Shinigami are g-ds or supernatural spirits that invite humans toward death, and can be seen to be present or interpreted to be present in certain aspects of Japanese religion and culture.”

I guess that Anwar is very into Japanese culture, but this is definitely not uncommon. The Japanese culture has long had a love and fascination for it from the hip hop community. Anwar’s song is not my normal go to type of song but I can tell that a lot of people will fux with it. Beyond that, I’ve found myself thinking about the song since I first watched the video two days ago, much like Baby Jay’s recent track “Out The Rain”.

Maybe it’s about to be the time for the black emo rapper to shine. Because from what I have seen, they have yet to get the same attention that the hip hop outlets that cover the emo rap scene, have been for the most part, throwing exclusively to white emo rappers.