The relatively recent slew of hip-hop’s female femcees has all adopted different “doll” monikers. There’s Asian Doll (now Asian Da Brat), Cuban Doll, Dream Doll, and Kash Doll. Luckily for the latter, her premiere platter presents performances that could crown her queen of the lady rapper dollhouse.
Doll’s bevy of braggadocious bars doesn’t prevent her from delivering delish ditties about more than making money and music. Indeed, there are many memorable musical moments off of the 17-track “Stacked.” The lead-in, complete with an accompanying video, is “KD Diary.” It was interestingly inspired by obstacles that she overcame along her personal path to success.
Unlike other artists of her ilk, Doll decided to go light on guest performers despite the fact that it’s a general go-to move to attract additional fans. Instead, she only invited a couple of key performers. Note the interesting inclusion of Trey Songz on the deep cut ditty “On Sight.”
There’s also R&B babe Summer Walker who couples with Kash Doll on the sassy, sexy “No Lames.” The standout track is “Feel Something.” It features torrid Teyana Taylor which echoes sentiments similar to those of the album opener adding “all these diamonds ain’t gon’ keep me warm at night.”
The bottom line is that “Stacked” is a great debut for any rapper. It includes guests but not so many that Doll is bumped out of the spittin’ spotlight. The album also includes a strong personal narrative and the talent to make it all work.