Ka$hdami – “Look N the Mirror”
The plugg sound is flourishing right now. Originally founded by producers like MexikoDro, StoopidXool, and Polo Boy Shawty, it is defined by its lush melodies and choppy drums. The style has influenced a whole new wave of rappers and producers, and one of those happens to be the DMV-based teenage tough talker Ka$hdami. On “Look N the Mirror,” which could be his breakout single, he puts a fresh spin on both the plugg sound and the one tied to his local street rap scene. Like DMV-area rappers Xanman and Baby Fifty, Ka$hdami has an aggressive, no nonsense flow. Yet instead of gliding on the spare and nightmarish production synonymous with his region, he does so over beats as soft and melodic as the one on “Look N the Mirror.” Though it might seem minor, this type of energy isn’t just keeping plugg alive; it’s what makes it thrive.
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