Celebrating his 18Th birthday in style, rapper, entrepreneur, visionary, and the DMV’s hottest rising star KA$HDAMI unleashes a new EP appropriately titled 18 led by via Mercury Records/Republic Records. Listen to 18—HERE.
The six-track body of work marks a major milestone for Ka$hdami as he’s created an extraordinary life for himself all before becoming a legal adult. His focus single “MISSED IT” captures his mood perfectly as he flexes, “You too average, lil n***a you probably wouldn’t get it. You probably got a shot but your dumb ass missed it.” Elsewhere the opening track “OUT THE SPOT” fuses entrancing melodies to transcendent production. “KIT-KAT!” turns up the heat as KA$HDAMI’s off-kilter flow glides over a beat cooked up by Nick Mira and Census. “SPIN!” possesses all the ingredients of a signature banger as he cyclically repeats “Spin, Spin, Spin” on the hook. Moreover, Matt Ox pulls up with a quotable verse of his own during the latter.
Check out the full tracklisting below.
18 only continues a prolific season for the plugg pioneer, landing in the wake of September’s WORLD DAMINATION. The latter has piled up over 10 million cumulative streams in addition to attracting critical applause. XXL highlighted “kompany” [with midwxst] as one of the “Best New Hip-Hop Songs This Week.” Our Generation Music declared, “His talent as one of the new wave’s smoothest spitters is bolstered by his enigmatic track presence – wholeheartedly displayed on his new effort.” Perhaps, HotNewHipHop summed it up best, “The 17-year-old is taking over every lane he enters.”
Now, he’s primed for a massive 2023! Get ready for more from KA$HDAMI.
Within less than a year, KA$HDAMI has skyrocketed to the forefront of youth culture as an innovator, and he’s got the receipts to prove it. Beyond posting up 50 million total YouTube views, he has generated over 315 million global streams, notching two songs with 30 million-plus streams—“Look N The Mirror!” and “Reparations.” He has infiltrated top playlists such as Spotify’s Most Necessary, Internet People, and big on the internet in addition to Apple Music’s The Plug and Cloud Rap and Amazon’s Fresh Hip-Hop and Breakthrough Hip-Hop. His various co-signs range from Internet Money, Lil Tecca, and Cole Bennett to UnoTheActivist, Yung Bans, and Trippie Redd who invited him to hit the stage during his Chicago Lyrical Lemonade set and even shared the tracklisting of his HYPERNOVA mixtape. Establishing himself as an entrepreneur, he owns and runs his own clothing line KA$HWAYZ. Acclaim has also followed from Pitchfork (“Must Hear Rap Song of the Day”), Pigeons & Planes (“Best New Artists”), and more.
HYPERNOVA. also raked in tens of millions of streams as XXL raved, “His sense of humor is more off the wall, and his beat choice is unique,” and cited him among “the ranks of new rappers making a name for themselves in the game.” HotNewHipHop highlighted “his growth as an artist throughout his career.”
- OUT THE SPOT
- MISSED IT
- SPIN! (feat. Matt Ox)