The path to success requires persistence. Rapper from Georgia Kali won his first viral hit “Do A Bitch” this year, which has over 12 million Spotify streams between its original version, remix with Rico nasty and club mix, but it took a while to get there. About ten years ago, she was in fifth grade, writing down her feelings in a journal as she went through the emotions of growing up. Her stepfather had a room in the house where he made beats, but Kali wanted her own bedroom, where she would no longer have to share with her brother. Her father made a deal with her: write 13 songs and you can have the bedroom. A month later, she finished, then recorded the songs with her help. She was officially a 12-year-old rapper. Now 20 years old, Kali has fashioned herself into a young rhymer to keep an eye on it and released her first project, That’s why they’re mad now back in january.
After completing all 13 songs, Kali made a mixtape by putting seven of the songs on CD and then distributing them to hair salons near her hometown of Roswell, Georgia and to her football team. She also directed music videos for the tracks, showing how determined she was to push her music forward at such a young age. As a teenager, she put music on the back burner and put her energy into football. Kali then started working in a center for the elderly, and still wrote nursery rhymes, sharing them regularly with her mother.
Thanks to Kali’s mom, she found the auditions for the Netflix rap contest show Rhythm + Flow, and sent it back. The aspiring rapper made it to the second round, only to have her audition chance cut short because the judges were tired; Kali was supposed to be sent to another city, but was never called back. Another contestant, Houston rapper KenTheMan, motivated Kali not to give up on music and keep pushing, which prompted Kali to make songs like “Mami,” the first effort she recorded and released there. Two years ago, which then went viral.
After having to deal with beating issues after releasing her first mixtape, Kali became frustrated. Her manager urged her to keep going and make sure her music doesn’t have to be deleted. That same day, Kali did “Do A Bitch”, and the rest is history. She held the song for seven months and finished publish an excerpt on TikTok in November 2020. Now there are nearly 370,000 videos on the platform with its music soundtrack everything from cooking videos to GRWM clips.
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“Do A Bitch” and the other songs she did during this time became her first band, That’s why they’re mad now, which fell at the top of the year. His winding road to hip-hop makes him a perfect fit for this week The break.
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia.
My style has been compared to: “The easiest to answer is who they don’t compare me to. As a female artist now people always compare the next female artist to the next. I understand that I look a bit like Flo Milli or I ‘ I give Cardi [B] vibes or Nicki [Minaj] vibrations. But sometimes I get [that] I have my own sound. Sometimes I hear Enchanting like me and it sounds like we have the same vibes. “
I will explode because: “I just stay true to myself and see it working. I just trust myself if I keep doing what I’m doing and being me. It works. Everything should work the way I want it to. “
What’s your sleepiest song and why ?: “My favorite song from my tape is ‘Big Body’, and I went there and really freestyle that. I didn’t think so, it didn’t take me the time to do this song and it’s my favorite. People listen to it, but it’s not my favorite, but it’s mine. I don’t know why he slept. I was running this bitch! I was just like, I need to do something where I said my shit. I just needed to say how I feel now. “
My records to date have been: “My song that’s playing really well right now is ‘Do A Bitch’, and I just feel like the song compares with the lyrics. It’s just super relatable to women and even men, and catchy and people love my voice on the song too. I have so many ‘Do A Bitch’ remixes now. These are also increasing. The ones with Rico Nasty and Santana and Enchanting. “
My highlights so far have been: “Just seeing the numbers on my tape, super fast. The first day, like a freelance artist, the first 16 minutes was like 40,000 streams of ‘Do A Bitch’ and That’s why they’re crazy. I was like, Whoa! It was huge. I was just lying in my bed like, let me see if people are listening. It was like 800 people listening at the same time. The feedback was just amazing. It was awesome. By dropping my tape, I did the business well. It will stay upright. I did everything correctly. “
Most people don’t know: “I’m Panamanian. From my mother’s side.”
I’ll be next: “The greatest artist of all time.”
“Make a bitch”
“Do A Bitch (Remix)” with Rico Nasty
That’s why they’re mad now
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