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.
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”.
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.
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;
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.
Alamo Records artist “Lil Gotit” is a rapper I just only now heard of but he seems like he has the potential to raise his profile up and become a bigger name. Sonically the track his dope and definitely sounds like thugga man himself made this track which depending on your opinions can be good and bad.
Here’s the thing when the video starts and Gotit begins your immediately drawn in however the second he got to saying “YSL”, it was cemented for me that he is a huge Young Thug fan. Which doesn’t stop me from appreciating the song however it’s just if you were already wondering if the dude is influenced by Young Thug, you don’t have to ask yourself anymore after that.
Overall the song is dope and has replay value and will keep me clicking his videos whenever I see them pop up.
*If your wondering who the guy prominently featured throughout the video sitting next to Lil Gotit is, its Hoodrich Pablo Juan, another artist on the Alamo Records label and someone whose had a name buzzing online and in the streets for yeaaars.
“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.
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.
I like to document weird and or interesting hip hop / rap and this is the first of several videos I will be highlighting today.
Sexxy Red is one of the many instagram models / baddies who is trying to pivot social media fame into a rap career. She’s like Rico Nasty or Bali Baby but way more rough around the edges. From what I can tell this is officially her third video, and it’s called “Ah Thousand Jugs”, and the song / music video are a great concept I will admit that. And I am honestly intrigued and interested in seeing what else she will drop off in the future, however make no mistake this track is a difficult one.
Like I said, the song concept is great, hip hop has long had a fascination with the song A Thousand Miles since it first came out. But Sexxy Red is bound to receive comments from plenty haters not only for the kitschy-ness of the video but for the sound of the track in general. When you do want to bang with it she starts to sing in an awful off key voice that makes it difficult to fux with this.
But I can also see her riding a Bali Baby / Rico Nasty wave.
Or better yet I could see Sexxy Red coming in on the same wave that Sukihana is. If you don’t know who Sukihana is, go check her out on YouTube, but essentially she makes music for the ratchet girls in every ghetto and trailer park in America. Sexxy Red I feel does the same and she actually has some alright if not better than decent tracks and videos that I included below. If Sexxy Red can release a steady stream of music videos with good visuals I think she could create herself a strong fan base.
“I’m a spitefull as n*gga, so I had to fxck ya sista”
Fireman Band$ pops up out of nowhere with this video and like he says multiple times throughout the song, he’s a weird nxgga. Some of us are already late to the party it seems because he has 10k+ followers on twitter and 20k+ on IG.
From now I will be keeping an eye out for his releases.
I don’t know much about Larry Lifted, he submitted his music to me and it was in an email that I hadn’t even checked for awhile but when I finally checked out the song lol I saw growth. Like it’s wordy wordplay in a flow and on a beat I could see myself replaying. What are your thoughts? please comment, don’t be shy.
BBGBabyJoe is one of those rappers who is somehow a secret to the majority of the rap world but still has a strong buzz bubbling somewhere because yesterday I peeped his video “IRAQ” thats only 3 weeks old and it isn’t on a channel as big as worldstar BUT the video somehow has racked up 1.6 million views.
The song is a banger and I am telling you this guy is up next!
A couple hours ago GlokkNine released a music video for a track off his new mixtape “Blood Shells Revenge”.
The song is GlokkNine at his fullest, Florida “mouth full of gold” deep accented street rap with a heavy influence from Kodak and Boosie. The beat, by Yung Lando, has a sample that is insane and will have producers scouring to find a sample on that level.
Now that we know Kodak Black is going to be down for a year, it looks like it’s safe to say 2018 is GlokkNine’s.