Friday, January 8, 2016

Must Watch: Cakes Da Killa "No Homo" Documentary

Recording artist and raunchy rapper Cakes Da Killa is a 24-year-old with three critically-acclaimed mixtapes to his name. His latest release Hunger Pangs solidified him as “one of hip hop’s most exciting voices,” according to The Needle Drop and a ferocious rapper who “sounds like he will absolutely slap your face off” in the words of Stereogum. No small feat, as this intensity has also garnered him praise from the likes of Vice, MTV and The Fader. Cakes Da Killa’s unique sound is a mix of various musical influences, cinema and underground experiences. Praised for both his lyrical content and flow, which has earned him comparisons to Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, Cakes’ international following has brought him all around Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, all the while shattering the preconceived notions of what it takes to be a respected lyricist. (Rightly) bragging that he can, “spit that shit to make a homophobe a hypocrite,” he continues to prove the statement true with each new release he drops.

You must watch filmmaker Ja'Tovia Gary's 13 minute documentary on Cakes Da Killa, born Rashard Bradshaw. Cakes is alarmingly honest about his life. Especially poignant is the section on how being a sarcastic, fun loving class clown saved him from being bullied in High School, but as an adult, he struggles to turn the sarcasm off, let down his guard, and allow people into his life. It's really wonderful.

After watching, if you want to learn more about Cakes Da Killa, check out his Facebook, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Website.

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