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Published on September 25th, 2023 | by Just Jay


Breakout Harlem Teen Rapper Sugarhill Ddot Drops Smooth New Single “Shake It”

Harlem’s Sugarhill Ddot drops the smooth new single “Shake It.” Full of confidence and not-so-humble brags, the breakneck banger entices people to get up and dance. The track is accompanied by a video that finds the East Coast teen soaking up the SoCal sun with a crew of ladies in tow.

On the Ayyolucas and A Lau (Ice Spice) produced track Sugarhill Ddot spits over a sultry fast-paced beat and gentle acoustic guitar. The budding rapper breaks down his appeal with the ladies. “She like, ‘Ddot, why you always playin?’ Cause little baby, you know that I’m famous.” It’s a carefree moment of levity from the often hard-charging young MC, who already knows how to get the party started.



In the Jedi The God (Sexyy Red) and Rari Digital directed video for “Shake It,” Ddot makes his way around Los Angeles. He goes on a scenic hike, delivers bars alongside the famed “Urban Light” display outside the LACMA, and posts up in the center of a thoroughfare. The track’s playful tone and flirtatious lyrics pair perfectly with the city’s picturesque destinations.

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“Shake It” follows the rambunctious “Make A Mess” which made a From The Block debut and the Miami-inspired “3AM In The Yams,” Ddot’s lively collaboration with Luh Tyler. That track instantly made waves, hitting over a million video views in less than four days. Right out of the gate, V Magazine featured the song in its New Music Roundup, noting: “The new track has all the necessary ingredients to be your next summer anthem. Go add this celebratory track to your pregame playlist!”

Seemingly overnight Ddot has become one of the most buzzworthy artists in hip-hop. After two years starting at the age of 13-years-old, the talented teen garnered attention in New York’s burgeoning drill scene. To date he’s racked up over 30 million streams in the U.S. alone and over 50 million video views on YouTube. Now with “Shake It,” Ddot demonstrates his playful side while showcasing the explosive edge that makes him one of 2023’s hottest new artists.

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About Sugarhill Ddot:

Sugarhill Ddot represents a key link in the chain that stretches back to “Rapper’s Delight” by reflecting the current sound of New York City—drill music and all its brash, hyperkinetic offshoots—while retaining the spirit of youthful innovation that made rap a phenomenon in the first place. Despite Ddot being in the spotlight for just a short time, breakout hits like “I Wanna Love You,” “Evil Twins” and its sequel, and “Stop Cappin” have confirmed him as an unmissable talent, with a positively infectious energy. Now, on the precipice of national stardom, he’s aiming to bring a mass audience along with him as he discovers the sort of artist he wants to be in real-time. Swagger and self-assuredness course through Ddot’s music, which is a natural extension of his magnetic personality. Ddot was only 13 when he began making music, but didn’t take the pursuit seriously until a couple of years later upon inspiration from his friends. Today he approaches the creative process with an insatiable hunger. While Ddot is proud to represent New York’s next wave of rap superstars, he cites major influences from other cities, including Chicago’s Lil Durk. The love is mutual: Durk joined Drake, 21 Savage, and Meek Mill in co-signing Ddot, even going so far as to have him open up a recent concert. Based on his current trajectory, Ddot will have to develop a long memory for all the unbelievable moments in store.

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