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Miami rapper and hip-hop songstress Kat Dahlia released the music video for “Gangsta” last week and I can’t get it out of my head. Dahlia’s rough-around-the-edges vocals and brutal lyrics make for a gloomy centerpiece to a sunshiny backdrop of a video. The track is about her independence from a toxic relationship, but certain lines are woven in to create an even more serious story. The piano riff is beautiful as Dahlia cuts deep with, “My mommy started workin’ days at the church/ Finding faith in God ‘cause the real world hurts.” Check out the sun-drenched vid shot in Kat’s hometown of Miami, FL.

Photo via Rap-Up.com

 

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