"I'm the kind of man who likes to know who's loopin, these beats, Bambi." This is exactly what listeners want to know. Just who is making these crazy beats? The culprit would be DJ Noname.. Who in only a short time has become one of my favorite producers and has been on a crazy run dropping EPs with the top tier artists in the town. He's become what some would call an album crate archeologists how he is able to dig through samples uncovering masterpieces that are so soulful and so filling .He made 'Snackin With Flavor' that proved his culinary skills to whip up one of the best projects of the year. I say one of the best because his EPs appear multiple times for this category of musical bliss. This time is no different, as he drops an EP with Bambi titled "Your Money's No Good Here".
Starting off with Track 2. Corner Cafe, right out the gate Bambi blacks out. It's bar after bar that hits you, leaving no time for your mind to recover. "B got the juice, niggas barely got the broth." This is just one example of why people call her Bambi Bars. Corner Cafe truly showcases her mastery of lyrical skill and her versatility as she jumps from flow to flow effortlessly. What I like most about this track is how she shows her femininity but on the same track is able to get aggressive. It's a reason why people call her Queen B. The queen spits from her thrown looking down on all the peasants. The queen ends the track so playful, like she this was just the warm up. Damn this was just her warm up. A queen shows her superior again as this track was recorded in just one take, on her her first try.
1,2,3,4. 1,2,3,4. Some would think this is the count for track 2 called Samba. But for those who have heard it know that this is how Bambi lines up targets as she kills each topic. She shows that she has a well cultured flow that dances around the beat. Speaking of beat, the beat is so somber that it leaves room for Bambi to use her voice as a drum that percusses after each bar. Some would say this is the technical structure of Samba which is "polyrhythmic". I called it Bambi Bars!
Queen B threw me for a curve ball because the title lends me to think that this is going to be ultra braggadocio high tempo Bambi, But surprisingly it's a more layed back and chill. It's as if the royal Italian silk robe hugs her curbs as the crown sits comfortable. She lounge's on the track being fed grapes and being fanned by half-clothed men. But don't get it twisted, she still is spittin', "Journey can be a struggle and no one drew a map for me .X's on the spot of invisible ink."
"Feeling like I hit the lotto and still clocked in".
How do you end an album with a Queen MC? You use a sample from another queen. The last track IJWYTKHIF samples Patti Labelle's "Love, Need And Want You", which is a fitting way for Bambi to express herself on this last track. Of which she doesn't waste any time letting you know. Bar after bar she starts with the word "Feelin". while giving examples how this feels more like a carefree feeling which is accented with the beat. The beat feels so West Coast influenced, it stands out in that way as possibly a single. But still enjoyable none the less.
If I had to give my feeling about this project, it's the drink before you go home. A short escape to your favorite bar that has beautiful women dancing, and the drinks flowing. Would the World's Most Interesting Man be there? Probably not. But if Bambi is on the stage spittin you'll stay for longer than that first drink. Don't be surprised if the bartender tells you, "YOUR MONEY'S GOOD HERE!".
"I know I really love you,
Throughout history the royal throne has been occupied by kings and also by queens. And as history has proven that some of the most successful rulers were queens who helped make empires that have been studied and marveled at to this day. It's something about a queen that you gotta respect. Queens move with a power and a grace that commands the attention of any room. But don't take their femininity for weakness. Some of the most ruthless rulers were queens who at a moments notice would slit a man's throat without blinking. And we not even going to talk about their ability to take a man's heart out of his chest and laugh as it beats slowly in her palms. Right now is the right time to go for the crown as a new challenger named Bambi is looking to show that she has what it takes to reign over the game and take her rightful seat at the throne.
1. What do you think is the biggest hurdle for a female rapper? For one I think the whole separation of female is obviously a hurdle. I just said the other day in a joking way that I'm just a male rapper with titties. So let's not put gender in there, ha. Anyways. The biggest hurdle for a female rapper is being heard and being taken serious in general. Especially if your not talking about sex, but even if you're talking about sex it's what they look for. If you're talking about anything other than sex then it's like "Ohh she tryna be smart". It's a catch 22. Your tryna be thi,s and I'm tryna be that, and if it's sexual. Then ahh yea, I'm waiting on that next time you gonna tell me about suckin' some dick or somethin'. Don't nobody care unless you suckin' or ridin' or something. So I think a hurdle is being taken serious with your material, whatever it is.
2. What separates you from other artists? Personally, I'm very versatile. I know I'm technically a baby in the game because I don't have enough out on platforms to listen to. But when I get there you will see that I am a rapper, I an R&B artists, I can do contemporary or whatever. I can hop on a lot of beats no matter how different they sound, as long as I like the beat, I can do it. Then you just never know what's gonna come out of my my mouth. Half the time I don't so, there's that.
3. Your song Fuck I look like what did you want listeners to get from that track? Fuck I Look Like was a self-love thing. I was writing it because I had been through some things. Like I knew I was wasting time, and it's a thin line between wasting time and being patient in a lot of cases, and I had dealt with some things that really didn't convey that I loved myself. Or that I loved myself enough to know that that should've been rejected automatically. When your self-love is high enough, a lot of things get rejected, you don't even have to worry about things getting that far. But of course when you're in love and it's long term, you start dealing with stuff and your really lose sight of what is being patient and what's wasting time. So you end up dealing with a whole bunch of stuff.
Basically with Fuck I Look Like I want people to remember like anything that you feel like your not being loved, anything that feels like disrespect, anything where it feels like you can't communicate with that person is settling. AND WE ARE NOT SETTLING! Pretty much that's the whole hook. "Lovin somebody who don't love me, let you talk anyway you wantin', not letting you know what it is." That's it! Anything that makes you feel like you are being less than loved you need to bounce.
4. What’s a line from the track that you think goes over people’s heads? I don't think anything is so complex in that song that it should go over people's heads. I think the line that hit's me the hardest when I listen back is when I said, "I know I really love you, but you might just be lonely, I can't be sexting you, if you don't even know you want me". That was kind of like something to think about.
5. What’s next for Bambi in 2020? Long as we ain't quarantined all year I'm making my way to genres that will show my versatility. And ratchet music. LOL!
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In every bad relationship there is a point where you come to the realization. Fuck it! Some would say before you reach this point though there is a period where your waiting to exhale from holding in everything. The bottled up emotion, the pain, the lies, can physically, mentally, and emotionally consume you. It's not until your standing in your driveway watching a car engulfed in flames that you truly get to exhale. Bambi is an artist couldn't wait to exhale on her track called "Fuck I Look Like".