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.