After first seeing the video for “All In”, I was curious as to who the girl rapping is. I would later find out that her name is Kodie Shane. As an official member of Lil Yachty’s “Sailing Team”, Kodie officially released her EP, Zero Gravity, and it looks like she’s planning on sailing into 2017 with the purpose of making a name for herself musically.
Kodie opens her EP with “Drip In My Walk”, a Lil Uzi Vert style flow over the signature Sailing Team Rugrats inspired track. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I know what having a “Drip In My Walk” means, but you can bounce to it. Sometimes this is all that matters.
Unfortunately, a lot of hip-hop purists will have to come to terms with the fact that the song “Sad” featuring Lil Yachty is the standout track on this EP – and it sounds really good. Yachty taps into his inner Fetty Wap and delivers a solid effort over a very smooth, but bouncy “Emo Anthem”. This sounds like something that’s going to bang during lots of radio night shows, and a few lounge and club scenes I’m sure.
“Can You Handle It” shows more of Kodie Shane on an R&B wave, even more so than “Sad”. It’s a great melody that you can ride to. I’m not mad at the inner R&B Diva in Kodie Shane.
The Sailing Team is going to coast into 2017 and this EP is going to calm the waters. Kodie Shane is likable. Her look, charisma and potential are enough to keep fans interested in a time where music is lucky to be hot for a week. I personally would like to hear more singing from Kodie Shane. Rapper Kodie Shane needs to get on a project with Lil Uzi Vert; It would just make sense after hearing “Zero Gravity”
While listening to “Zero Gravity” you will notice that a lot of the hooks, cadences and lyrics get extremely repetitive [“Losing Service” as a prime example] and you’re not really getting anything “new” when it comes to style, flow, production or content. The truth is we are in an era that doesn’t really care that much about all that.
Kode Shane “Zero Gravity” EP https://itun.es/us/-JaAgb
“SAD” FEAT. LIL YACHTY
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/Sad_AM
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/Sad_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/Sad_Dig