In the opening moments of her new documentary, up-and-coming hip-hop star Kodie Shane doesn’t mince phrases when describing herself. “Kodie Shane is fun, Kodie Shane is passionate,” she says, with intermittent clips of her high-energy performances slicing her phrases aside. “Queer as fuck, by the way, and happy about it. But still, all the way, trying to figure it out. I’m definitely still figuring out me all the way.”
What follows Shane’s second of self-definition is an insightful, informative documentary titled Remember the Name: Kodie Shane that tracks a second within the singer’s life as she prepares to open for Kehlani at Red Bull Music’s 30 Days in Chicago again in November. This was Shane’s largest present but, and one which she considered as a serious steppingstone in her profession.
But the 19-year-old artist actually didn’t seem out of skinny air: Shane started her profession again in 2014 at age 14, releasing singles like “Crown Me” and later “Sad.” Thanks to the singer’s blossoming sound, she was in a position to turn out to be a member of rapper Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team, serving to the younger rapper out on tracks like “22 Diamonds” and “One Night,” which served as a launching pad for the remainder of her profession.
Now, Shane has parted methods with the Sailing Team and is gearing up for the discharge of her new album (whose title she has but to disclose). In the documentary, Shane and her producer Matty P set up that she is positioned on the verge of a serious breakthrough into the mainstream. “I feel like we’re getting close to that point,” Matty stated. “Like a ceiling, like a glass ceiling, where it’s like, ‘OK cool, we’ve grinded our way up to the peak of this space, and now it’s time to breakthrough and become the small fish in this next phase of Kodie’s career.’”
Following Shane as she will get a brand new tattoo, holds a meet-and-greet, has downtime together with her household and finally performs at Chicago’s Riviera Theater, the documentary additionally reveals extra weak moments of the younger artist. In one second specifically, Shane will get a telephone name from her girlfriend Skye and appears immediately on the digital camera and says, “I got this mic on me, I gotta be careful.”
Ultimately, the documentary paints an image of a younger artist not solely on the verge of stardom, however one who’s prepared to work for it. Through tapings of her studio periods and the reside present, Shane comes throughout as hip-hop’s subsequent huge factor due to the sheer pressure of her will. “I know I want people to be like, ‘Wow, they created a monster,’” she says at one level with fun. “I want people to look at me like, ‘She representing for us. She didn’t care. She a hero.’”
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