New wave pluggnb specialist KA$HDAMI has finally dropped his proper debut album WORLD DAMINATION (WD).
Sharing the 13-track record on Friday (Sept. 16), the DMV rapper continues to emit his airy, signature vibes on his third project in the past two years. Off the back of tracks in “posed2be,” “Phoneix” and “Famine” with xlovclo, the KA$HWAYZ head honcho has methodically painted the worldview WD resides in over the course of 2022.
Bringing in Slump6s, Midwxst, NoCap and others for WD, his most recent single “komission” (Sept. 9) was the latest impressive step ahead of the LP. Dami’s also been busy building up his collaboration catalog — appearing on Dro Kenji’s visceral single and visual for “KILL EM FOR ME” and even stopping by to perform “posed2be” in our live performance series OGM Live in May.
Ultimately, his talent as one of the new wave’s smoothest spitters is bolstered by his enigmatic track presence — wholeheartedly displayed on his new effort. He glides over each atmospheric, slow-tempo cut with ease, as “komission” proved to be another wavy gem as he sped toward his highly-anticipated debut. Along with “bag chaser,” “33” and “U&I,” he switches things up with Midwxst and Slump6s — eliciting banger-type energy on “kompany” and “relax!”.
Additionally, he off-handedly shared a “WD throwaway” on SoundCloud in July titled “Luscious.” Produced by Internet Money’s Cxdy and thankyouwil, it very well could have wound up on WD if Dami wished. However, the 17-year-old star slides over the loose, plugg-infused production of “Luscious” — continuing to cultivate a sense of transitionary euphoria similar to his track “Phoenix.”
His rhyme scheme and cadence also mirror that of “Phoneix,” which was also produced by Cxdy earlier this summer. Acting as an extra course for WD’s rollout, “Luscious” was a glistening offering regardless if it’s on the album or not.
KA$HDAMI is “DAMINATING” the sonic world he’s cultivated — acting as an example for young artists aspiring to create in whatever way they wish.
Listen to ‘WD’ below!