Headphone Highlights

Asian Doll

60 minsFirst aired 15 May 2018
Hannibal Matthews

The rising Dallas MC selects rap tracks that inspire her rapid-fire flow and Technicolor vibe, from Lil Uzi Vert to Nicki Minaj.

In the wake of Nicki Minaj’s afrofuturist Barbie Doll aesthetic, a wave of young “doll” rappers has come up, all sharing a predilection for the diminutive rapper’s taste in neon wigs, provocative outfits and no-holds-barred lyrical content. Asian Doll, from Dallas, Texas, manages to distinguish herself from the rest of the doll house with a furious flow and filthy lyrics guaranteed to make even the hardest rapper blush. For her episode of Headphone Highlights, she gives us a glimpse of the songs that soundtrack her life: Going to bed and waking up with Lil Uzi Vert, vibing out in the Sprinter van with Gunna and embracing the insight and influence of Nicki Minaj.


Interview by Matthew Ismael Ruiz
Engineered by JP del Mundo
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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