Asian Doll's new Doll Szn mixtape shows every side of the Atlanta-based rapper's abilities. Production ranges from high-BPM, bay-influenced instrumentals to flutey Atlanta trap, but its best when it defies region like the spacey synths of "Arm Froze." If you've listened to Asian Doll even in passing, you probably already know she can rap her ass off, but "Arm Froze" focuses less on bars and more on world-building -- establishing a futuristic mash of melodies and fluttering keyboard lines in a slap in the face that sets her apart from her peers.
The rapper recently earned an enviable cosign from Nicki Minaj in her recent interview with Zane Lowe. She shared her appreciation for the shoutout on Twitter. "I wanna cry so bad right now ð¤§ðª I worked so hard & for my idol to shout me out means so much to me THANK YOU," she wrote to Nicki.
Asian Doll's new project is completely featureless, which was a conscious decision according to a comment on Instagram. “No deal no machine behind me no features no writers just My Fans & RAW ASS ASIAN DOLL,” she wrote. Listen to Doll Szn in full here.
Clip like Rondo
Smell the gun smoke
Toot it on his tonsils
My weave Rapunzel
Need my money like pronto
Don’t want no fronto
Most these n***as
Don’t trust those, I’m quick to upload
Drop my top like I’m Gucci
Rockstar star bitch
I’m trending, belong in a movie