It was almost a year ago that IAMDDB released Hoodrich Vol.3 and really cemented herself as one of the UK’s break-out talents with hits like Shade and Trophy which really showcase her versatility and uniqueness as an artist. You knew from listening to her previous project that her ceiling is limitless, brimming with potential… and she’s backed that up once more with her newest release Flightmode Vol.4, which I believe to be the project that has forged her own lane in talent, style and creativity.
The 8-track ep is full of eclectic, spacey vibes through the production which differs to her last outing which carried more bangers and more of a trap vibe to it. In Azul IAMDDB channels her Angolan heritage speaking Portuguese in the intro whilst the wavey beat has some Baile Funk influence which is a popular sound created in Brazil and impressive to see the direct influence of her culture in her music. Drippy is the lead single of the EP and definitely one of the best, she creates the term ‘Drippy’ and uses it to perfectly describe her own wave. A track that rivals Drippy as the best has got to be Kurr£ncy as I feel this is the sort of track where IAMDDB is best, when she’s rap-singing over chill, vibey beats she’s in her element and it’s almost unbelievable how good she can be.
As a whole from top to bottom, this project is flawless, IAMDDB has made this urban-jazz subgenre hers and can do it all from rapping to soft and soulful vocals. Her artistry has grown a considerable amount from when she first burst onto the scene and seems to only be going from strength to strength, she’s found her place and her sound and the sky really is the limit!