LISTEN: Cakes Da Killa's 'Goodie Goodies'
By Diego James
Frank Ocean may be getting all the attention, but that doesn't mean he's the end all, be all when it comes to emerging black, gay musicians. In fact, if you haven't already checked out Cakes Da Killa, he seems to be taunting Ocean with his lyrics and off-kilter melodies on his album, The Eulogy.
He recently explained in an interview with Paper magazine that the title was in reference to possibly ending his music career:
"When I was writing it, I kinda felt this was going to be it, in terms of me making music. I'm graduating [from college] this year, and I didn't really see where the whole music thing was going, especially with this whole "queer rap" trend. I didn't want to be a part of that. I kinda just felt like, this is gonna be one last project, and it was gonna be it. But, as I started progressing and finishing it, I realized this was just gonna be the end of one part of my life and the start of another. So I stuck with the name but it's a new beginning, you know?"
As Pitchfork recently wrote: "Cakes is maybe the closest thing hip-hop has right now to a Lil Kim figure, a raunchy-ass bitch who absolutely owns being a raunchy-ass bitch, and has enough on-mic charisma to convince us that this is an admirable personality type." We couldn't agree more.
Listen to "Goodie Goodies" below: