Kodie Shane

Kodie Shane

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: "A hip-hop beat plays as logos appear side by side. The Fresh Empire logo stretches out above a green star, and a logo for Complex appears on a white square background. An X crosses between the logos. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE COM PLEX A title pops up. ON SCREEN TEXT: PRESENT THE NEW WAVE A neon green screen opens up to a warehouse, where a young artist with long braids and a gold grill interviews as a crew prepares a photo set behind her. ON SCREEN TEXT: KODIE SHANE KODIE SHANE: What's up? I'm Kodie Shane. I was born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago. I sing, rap, I write, I can do it all. She shrugs with a smile. KODIE SHANE: I almost feel like, like I had no choice but to do music. I definitely had a choice, I could do anything I wanted to do, but...I had like, it was what I grew up around. It's almost all I know. First got involved with Fresh Empire? I feel like it was the Fresh Empire event I did with Yachty. And we did that event together so it was pretty cool. That's like the first time I ever performed my song “Sad” with him, too. She runs a hand over her braids. KODIE SHANE: I am the only female in the Sailing Team. I'm first lady. And that is a really cool feeling 'cause it's almost like, people look at it like, "Wow," like, "I wanna have friends like that." Like, you know, "I wanna have a whole bunch of guy friends that are like brothers." She gestures with her hands. KODIE SHANE: I would describe my sound as like, new, and fresh, and like nothing you've never really heard. I feel like when you hear it and it comes on, you can almost compare my tone to other people, but you can't really compare my music to other people. In dim hall, she poses for a photographer. She hides her face with her braids, then raises her chin. KODIE SHANE: You can't put another artist to it, it just sounds like something you never heard. Bouncing on her feet, she breaks into a big smile. KODIE SHANE: So yeah, it's lit. I mean, I'm lit, man. I'm making good music, I'm trying to show the youth that all you gotta do is be you, you know what I'm saying? You don't gotta be scared. You can keep it fresh, it's gonna be cool. Smiling, she pinches her jacket off her shoulder. KODIE SHANE: I'm tobacco-free because I don't want to smell like cigarettes. I'm good, you know? I'm breathing good. She pulls in a breath. KODIE SHANE: Deep breaths, you feel me? We good over here, man. I don't wanna live like that. It's not cool, you know. Stay tobacco-free, man. Keep it fresh, man. That's how you gotta do it. She stares the camera down. KODIE SHANE: Hit up Fresh Empire. Keep it fresh and tobacco-free. Yeah, that way. Kodie Shane points at the camera and smiles. The Fresh Empire logo appears with text over washed out footage of highways, a chain-link fence, and waves. ON SCREEN TEXT: VOTE NOW FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave FRESH EMPIRE KEEP IT FRESH AND LIVE TOBACCO-FREE SWAY: Fresh Empire. Keep it fresh, and live tobacco-free. " For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov';

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How did Kodie Shane perform in Round 1? Watch the video to see her rip the cypher. 

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. The content for this playlist is: "A simple synthesizer tune plays. Logos appear side-by-side. The Fresh Empire Logo drops down above a green star, and a logo for Complex appears on a white square background. An X crosses between the logos. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE COM PLEX A title sprawls across the screen. ON SCREEN TEXT: PRESENT THE NEW WAVE A lime green title card appears. ON SCREEN TEXT: ROUND 1 In a dark room, Kodie Shane, Havi, and Lil Key stand in front of screens displaying the Fresh Empire logo over images of urban landscapes. Kodie Shane steps forward and holds a mic to her lips. ON SCREEN TEXT: FRESH EMPIRE VOTE NOW FOR UNGHETTO MATHIEU FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave KODIE SHANE (RAPPING): Ay. Okay. I just landed here. I just got back from the future. I ain't been asleep yet 'cause my...okay. I just landed here. I just got back from the future. I ain't been asleep yet, 'cause my dreams are always lucid. She should want me 'cause I'm next. I pay no attention to it. Just sit back. Watch how I do this. Hold me back before I lose it! Okay, boy, I need my check. Come on, cut it. Let's get to it. I'm at all you rapper's neck, so don't play me. Please don't do it. No false movements on the beat. I get right to it. Your girlfriend like my music. You better than me? Then prove it. Okay. Drop that top, now to get back to it. Whole lot of, yeah, okay. Drop that top now to get back to it. Pass me the rock. Watch how I do it. You ain't really trap, boy, you lying to the tease. Ay. Okay, um. You ain't really trap, boy, you lying to the tease. You ain't with me. We on opposite teams. Okay. Havi steps forward. HAVI: Yeah. Dang. Yeah. Whoa. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Look, look. HAVI (RAPPING): Hold up, beat. The difference between you and me is I'm getting paid, and you working for free. I'm young, and I'm boss, and I'm living my dream while I'm killing this rap game, bringing this heat. Whoa. I don't never get no sleep. No. Man I do it for my people. Taking money like repo. RIP to the beat, dope. Spitting facts when I rhyme. Man, I do this all the time. Yeah. Man, I’m young and on the grind. They don't want to see me shine. Man, I know it's my time. Look, I'm tired of seeing mama crying, and no, homey, I ain't lying. Yeah. No, homey, I ain't lying. Thought it was over, but man I'm back in it. I'm in it to win it. No matter the track, I'ma kill it. Know that you feel it, know that you dig it. The money the poison, and my fingers are itching. Whipping cars like a pot in the kitchen. The way I beat the beat, it might need some stitches. They like, "Oh my God, Havi too vicious." Oops, warning, I might hurt your feelings. Fall so cold I could change the weather. Talking hard, you a Mayfeather. Matter of fact, check my vendetta. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling way better. You were never ever on my level, so catch up. You might need a pedal. I'm bringing heat like a rusted kettle. I told these folks I'm feeling way better. Talking the money like como te llamo. Boy this is Havi, forget the me llamo. Man, I'm so hot, and it ain't even summer. Got to go hard on this, word to my mama. Kiss on my flame, and I feel like a partner. Run it. Run it. Chasing hundreds. Man I'm so hot, and it ain't even summer. I told them I'd go hard on this. Word to my mama. Yeah. Havi swaggers upstage as Lil Key steps forward. LIL KEY: Yo. Hey. Hey. Check it. Unh. Look. Yo. LIL KEY (RAPPING): On the beat, I'm not a minute late. All time. I'm a great. Believing that you better than me? Boy, you know that just a fate. Authentic, never fake, skills getting mastered. Been to the back, everything I write a classic. Another beat body getting fitted for a casket. Time been invested, something like a life sentence. Talking about the best? My name better be mentioned. B-more, I got us. Got my city on my back, boy. Braking, coming in, call me a dope boy. Two separate lanes, man. Can't match my flow, boy. You are just a decoy, and I'm the real dang boy, and I don't play games, man. All I do is destroy the competition daily. Seeing things really clearly. My roots run deep something like Alex Haley's. Okay. All the way up, I'm on the top floor now. Made it out the basement, all the way up. I'm on that lifetime station. I remain patient. My haters still hating. Hack my Facebook, a star in the making. Tighten up my circle like I do my laces. We so far up the radar, can't trace us. How Shaq and Kobe felt when they was with the Lakers. Let's get it. Uh huh. I got the rap game mastered. Label this a classic. Cruising in my own lane. I'm not your average rapper. Speak about my life story, I am not an actor. Team on my back, pull my weight like a tractor. Uh. Pull my weight like a tractor. Uh. ON SCREEN TEXT: VOTE NOW FreshEmpire.gov/TheNewWave FRESH EMPIRE KEEP IT FRESH. LIVE TOBACCO-FREE. SWAY: Fresh Empire. Keep it fresh, and live tobacco-free." For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov';

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