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Rap Song of the Week: Dot da Genius Recruits Kid Cudi, Denzel Curry, & J.I.D on “Talk About Me”



Rap Song of the Week breaks down the hip-hop tracks it’s essential hear each Friday. Check out the complete playlist here. Today, Dot da Genius previews his upcoming album with “Talk About Me,” an all-star collaboration with Kid Cudi, Denzel Curry, and J.I.D.


After greater than 15 years of being Kid Cudi’s most trusted collaborator, producer Dot da Genius is stepping out with a debut album. If “Talk About Me” is any indication, he’s getting ready a pink carpet rollout. Touting options from Denzel Curry, J.I.D, and Kid Cudi (in fact), he dropped the all-star collab together with a video from Lyrical Lemonade director Cole Bennett.

“It feels good to lastly make the selections, resolve what appears good, and simply get my imaginative and prescient out to the folks that supported me all this time,” Dot da Genius mentioned in a press release. “There are so many children on the market which have supported me, so I wish to give them one thing to carry on to.” To that finish, he lays down a booming observe with spacey synths for every rapper to indicate off their distinctive kinds.

Curry, whose newest album Melt My Eyez See the Future features a pair of tracks produced by Dot da Genius, units the tone with the chippy refrain: “Everybody on the block discuss me/ Way again within the day, you used to doubt me.” Following go well with, the Carol City MC lets unfastened about everybody making an attempt to carry him down earlier than shouting out Cudi: “Cop a black on black hovercraft that float/ Or I pull up in a Phantom like Kids See Ghosts.”

Right at residence on Dot da Genius’ manufacturing, Cudi pops off about residing his greatest life earlier than bringing out his darker facet (“Type of negro that’ll go in rage mode, the evil creeps/ The Devil can’t maintain a center finger the way it be”). Meanwhile, J.I.D, continues to show why he’s one of many slickest rhymers within the recreation whereas closing out the observe with strains like “Bunch of pie flippin’ n****s, they don’t work at Dominos/ Take a slice out a n****, supply, not Digiorno.”

After Pro Era’s Powers Pleasant dropped his cypher-like observe “Overseas” final week, it’s refreshing to see one other deserving producer step into the highlight and be part of the likes of The Alchemist, who’s been dropping compilation albums for years. Based on “Talk About Me” alone, Dot da Genius’ debut effort deserves loads of anticipation.

Dot Da Genius ft. Kid Cudi, Denzel Curry & J.I.D. – Talk About Me (Directed by Cole Bennett)

Lyrical Lemonade PresentsDot Da Genius – Talk About Me (ft. Kid Cudi, Denzel Curry & J.I.D.)Stream Talk About Me:https://vydia.lnk.to/TalkAboutMeDot Da Geniu…




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