Rising Florida rapper Taleban Dooda drops electrifying “KOD” video

Today, Tampa MC Taleban Dooda is back with the striking video for “KOD.” The propulsive track is taken from the rapper’s recent mixtape White Chalk & Yellow Tape, which contains the singles “War With Whoever” and “Spin” as well as six new songs. It’s the rapid fire spitter’s first full-length project since inking a major-label deal.

On “KOD,” Dooda underlines why he is one of the most exciting rappers to emerge from Florida’s bustling scene. The song has become celebrated for its now-famous whisper chorus, which features Dooda blending infectious adlibs with venomous threats. “When a n***a try, he die/ Cha cha cha,” he spits, turning his nihilistic threats towards enemies into supremely catchy sing-alongs.

The accompanying video finds Dooda surrounded by his crew, spitting in front of luxury cars and flashing the sort of jewelry that only a rap star can afford. Smoke and gold medallions linger as the shots of Dooda transition from color to black and white, giving the visual a decidedly old school feel.

While “KOD” is a standout from White Chalk & Yellow Tape, the project is cohesive from front to back. Highlights include “It’s Me,” which finds the young rapper sharing stories from his past over piano notes and a minimal, trap-inspired drum beat, and “Go” — a track that takes aim at “social beef.” With “KOD,” Dooda proves that he can effortlessly transform his street tales into miniature movies.

You can find “KOD” and the White Chalk & Yellow Tape on Spotify, and various other digital streaming platforms.

You can follow @Taleban.Dooda on Instagram.