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Published on September 8th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Ka$hdami Drops New Single & Music Video “Public”

Republic Records’ Las Vegas-born and DMV-based buzzing 16-year-old rapper KA$HDAMI drops a new single and music video entitled “Public.”

On the track, laidback production glistens with glitchy bass and airy tones. KA$HDAMI practically glides over the beat with a tightly wound flow and unbreakable cadence. The visual intercuts grainy footage of the rapper holding an umbrella outside in the rain with high-energy vignettes shot through night vision. This woozy, nocturnal clip captures his essence as one of hip-hop’s most otherworldly presences…

KA$HDAMI recently unveiled the deluxe edition of his acclaimed mixtape, Epiphany Reloaded, and the music video for “Wake Up” [feat. SSGKOBE]. With over 64 million Global streams and 20 million video views, tracks from Epiphany continue to grow. Pitchfork observed, “The teen rapper’s dreamy yet dark mixtape leans into gruff flows and gun-toting punchlines with a wink.”

Upon arrival, Epiphany earned a Top 10 debut on Spotify, while multiple cuts lit up playlists such as Soundcloud’s New & Hot Overall and New & Hip Hop Charts. Not to mention, Cole Bennett, Internet Money, Lil TeccaTrippie Redd, Yung Bans, and more have publicly endorsed KA$HDAMI.

Recently, Pigeons & Planes hailed him as one of the “Best New Artists” for May 2021, and he lives up to this high praise on the project. In addition to the recent single “Dior,the tape includes the magnetically melodic standout “I Know” produced by none other than multiplatinum phenomenon Lil Tecca. Not to mention, YVNGXCHRIS trades bars with KA$HDAMI on “Fitness,” while BABYSANTANA pulls up with a rich cameo of his own on“Receipts.

Epiphany includes KA$HDAMI’s viral banger “Look N The Mirror!” which crashed the Top 20 of the Spotify Viral Chart and Top 25 on the Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 Chart, while Pitchfork proclaimed, “Must Hear Rap Song of the Day.” It has already racked more than 23 million total streams.

With bold bars and electrifying flows, KA$HDAMI initially set TikTok on fire with “Kappin Up.At just 12-years-old, he accumulated traction on Soundcloud as part of the “hvmor” rap collective. As he took off online solo, he served up the independent projects #KashDontMiss and 16.

Hip-hop will have an Epiphany about KA$HDAMI’s greatness in 2021.

 envisioned his dream and chased it down relentlessly as a rapper and entrepreneur. The 16-year-old Las Vegas-born and DMV-raised multi-hyphenate possesses wisdom and business acumen beyond his years coupled with impressive lyrical acuity. At 12-years-old, he joined the “hvmor” rap collective and lit up Soundcloud. Finding his signature sound, he continued to rap on Instagram throughout 2020, teasing out snippets and organically building viral buzz. Eventually, his original “Kappin Up” caught fire on TikTok. It appeared in videos by Bronny James, Tory LanezShareef O’Neal, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, piling on tens of millions of views. As he took off online solo, he unleashed the independent projects #KashDontMiss and 16. In 2021, “Look N The Mirror!” crashed the Top 20 of the Spotify Viral Chart and Top 25 on the Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 Chart, while Pitchfork proclaimed it a “Must Hear Rap Song of the Day.” At the same time, it accumulated 3 million-plus streams straight out of the gate. Gathering millions of streams, lighting up TikTok, launching his successful Ka$hwayz brand, and receiving acclaim, he presents an unfiltered and undeniable vision on his official debut mixtape, Epiphany, led by “Dior.”

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