Prepare to fall in love with IAMDDB, the badass new star of U.K. hip-hop

It’s mermaid season.

IAMDDB is a 21-year-old artist from Manchester, north England, via Portugal and Angola. She rides spiky hip-hop beats with a drawling, elastic flow that glides between singing and speech, and calls her sound "urban jazz." You might not have heard of her yet, but she's super prolific, so you've got some catching up to do.

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Start with her infectious street hit "Shade," best listened to while wearing a huge coat and sunglasses indoors.

In general, IAMDDB is best at "blazing in the sunshine on a summer afternoon" vibes.

Like, it's really her forte.

But since summer's gone, she also does "drinking wine and dancing out your heartbreak alone in your apartment" really well.

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She's got fans in Bryson Tiller, and in Jorja Smith, who posted this mellow Colors session on her Instagram Story.

As she says herself, it's mermaid season. Dive in.

November 02, 2017
Prepare to fall in love with IAMDDB, the badass new star of U.K. hip-hop