Florida rapper Taleban Dooda emerged on the scene with a different and exciting sound for hip hop. The East Tampa native has a mixture of entrancing melodies with raw lyrics that makes him buzz not only in the Sunshine State but far beyond. This time Dooda is back with his new banger, “Problematic.”
Produced by worthakilo, “Problematic” is an emotional track that provides Dooda with yet another opportunity to body the flow and let his vocal cords soar. The song profiles Dooda’s inability to chase love while trying to cope with a traumatic past.
“I tried to get her love, but is was problematic / I even told her what it was, but she still act dramatic / If I put on my mask and gloves, then I’m bout to let em have it / Cause when I lost one of my thugs, it filled my heart with sadness.”
“Problematic” is the latest in a successful run of singles for the 18-year-old rapper, as he moves into the new year with an impressive track record under his belt.
Some might say Dooda falls into the lane of melodic street rap comparable to artists like Lil Durk or Young Thug. Though Dooda only began rapping and singing at the age of 15, he has gained a huge fanbase in just three short years.
Dooda scored his first hit with “Tru Colors,” which quickly amassed over 2 million streams. The music video for “Tru Colors” racked up over 1 million views on YouTube and reached #18 on SoundCloud’s worldwide New & Hot chart.
Once he got in the spotlight, Dooda kept the momentum going and linked up with Rees Money for several collabs. He also dropped the successful video single for “2 In Da Morning.”
Most recently, the Green Light Music Group/Rostrum Records signee released “Finish Him,” produced by TM88 & ATL Jacob. Reached over a million streams in its first week, and “Dis Dooda,” which Vice named one of the 24 Best Songs of September. Stay tuned for much more from the teenaged rapper as he continues to develop into one of the South’s most exciting rap talents.
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Destiny is a Central Florida native with a background in radio, TV news and writing. The FAMU graduate has written for outlets such as The Tallahassee Democrat, Pulp Magazine Inc. and The Famuan Newspaper. Connect with her on social media as she dishes out the latest in news and entertainment.