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Lola Brooke's "Dennis Daughter": A Win For Lola, Brooklyn, and Her Late Father Dennis


When Lola Brooke, aka Shyniece Thomas, first stormed onto the hip-hop scene in 2022 with 'Don't Play Wit It,' she didn't just make an entrance – she caused a commotion. A mini Tasmanian devil tearing up stages, leaving the streets buzzing, and making sure everyone knew that Brooklyn was back in the house. This audacious debut wasn't just about New York rap making a comeback; it firmly etched Lola Brooke's name into the 'Up Next' conversations of female rap.

Artist: Lola Brooke Album: Dennis Daugther Release Date: Nov. 10th

 

 

When Lola Brooke, aka Shyniece Thomas, first stormed onto the hip-hop scene in 2022 with 'Don't Play Wit It,' she didn't just make an entrance – she caused a commotion. A mini Tasmanian devil tearing up stages, leaving the streets buzzing, and making sure everyone knew that Brooklyn was back in the house. This audacious debut wasn't just about New York rap making a comeback; it firmly etched Lola Brooke's name into the 'Up Next' conversations of female rap.


Fast forward to 2023, and Lola Brooke, known for her freestyles and lyrical abilities, has finally dropped her long-awaited debut project, "Dennis Daughter," a tribute to her late father. The album is a testament to Lola's growth as an artist, showcasing her ability to seamlessly blend hard-hitting bars with introspective storytelling, all while maintaining her signature New York swagger.


 




 


DENNIS DAUGHTER - FAVE TRACKS

This 12-track album, featuring only three collaborations (minus the "Play Wit It Remix), showcases Lola's confidence in her ability to hold the project down on her own. This self-assuredness is evident in the album's overall cohesiveness, allowing listeners to easily transition from one song to the next without feeling the need to skip or pause.


Among the album's standout tracks is "I AM LOLA," an irresistible song that hits differently. It instantly gets me moving and chanting, "LOLA, LOLA, LOLA."


Another surprise comes in the form of "Don't Get Me Started," featuring Coi Leray. This track is definitely a song you would expect to hear Coi on, but not Lola Brooke, let alone it be a song on her album. But both ladies delivered and shockingly complimented each other.



On a more personal and reflective note, "Dear Dennis" stands out as a heartfelt tribute to Lola's late father. The raw emotion and vulnerability expressed in the song showcase Lola's ability to connect with listeners on a deeper level. It is these types of songs that make a rap album memorable. Respect for going there, Lola.


Lastly, there is the powerful anthem "God Bless All The Rappers," an ode to the dangers of the rap industry and a tribute to the artists we've lost to violence. The song's somber tone and poignant lyrics serve as a reminder of the real-life challenges faced by rappers, adding a layer of depth and social commentary to the album.


But as I mentioned earlier, you can really just press play and let the album ride. Next week, I may have all new favorite songs. Lola Brooke, who has never even dropped a mixtape, really delivered for herself, Brooklyn, and most importantly, Dennis.


 

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