The Radar: Deetranada – ADOLESCENCE SWIM

Deetranada
Deetranada

As I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline one day I saw a post by one of my friends, Maryland Hip Hop artist VERN who is currently working on his second full length project #WHWFO after the success of his debut B.O.M.N.P, where he was raving about this 15 year old female rapper who he says “Is nicer than 75% of most of these grown men out here trying to rap”. He would later up that to 93%, I took that as a reliable source as any and decided I needed to investigate and when I tell you I caught the wave, I mean I would spend the next few days listening to hours of this young Baltimore Native’s music on Soundcloud & Youtube and instantly became a fan. Her Debut album Adolescence Swim has become a go to in my Apple Music & Spotify Apps With major replay value. Meet Deetranada on #TheRadar

The epitome of turning lemons into lemonade, 15-year-old Maryland native, Deetranada is sipping a fresh glass of half and half (the Baltimore nickname for an Arnold Palmer-half lemonade, half iced tea) as her success is unfolding right before her eyes. Undeterred by early struggles, the budding rap star has made a name for herself transforming from YouTube freestyle rapper at the young age of 13 to starring in season 3 of Jermaine Dupri’s The Rap Game.

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“Growing up people would make fun of my hair, people would make fun of my lips, people would just make fun of my eyes, ‘How you black but you got Chinese eyes?’ So I just rap about it, I laugh at it and I learned how to put it in musical form.” -Deetranada, The Rap Game

If only her peers would have known the success that was ahead of her, I’m sure they would have thought twice before calling her any names. But it was those criticisms that fueled her pencil to paper thus penning the lyrics that landed her the opportunity of rapping on your tv screen.

The Rap Game is a competition that allows child rappers to compete for a So So Def Recordings contract. This same record label catapulted the careers of Bow Wow, Kris Kross, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Xscape and more.  Founder Jermaine Dupri has produced for legends including Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Usher, and Destiny’s Child. He’s taken his ear for young talent to the small screen as he searches for the next big star to join his team. And his ear took him to the East Coast where young Deetranada was tirelessly honing her craft.

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I will definitely be keeping my eye on her as Deetranada is well beyond her years lyrically and on pace to be a major force in Hip Hop for years to come. Follow Deetranada On Instagram and go get that Adolescence Swim ASAP, I’m sure we will be seeing her on #TheRise very soon.

Deetranada
Deetranada