With each passing week, it’s becoming increasingly clear that two Dallas rappers are poised for major breakouts soon. But it’s very easy to get them confused. See, Asian Doll and Cuban Doll have more in common that the facts that they’re both women and they each have “Doll” in their name. They’re both also garnering national attention from major publications on a regular basis, and they each appear poised to be commanding headlines throughout 2018.
There’s been so much good news surrounding Denton’s music scene these last few weeks, what with the reopening of J&J’s Pizza’s Ol’ Dirty Basement, back-to-back nights of Sarah Jaffe performing at Dan’s Silverleaf and a number of teasing posts that hinted at a return of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio this year, too. Seems like it was only a matter of time before some of that new year sheen wore off then, right?
2017 was a fruitful year for North Texas rappers, and as always there were several newcomers who broke onto the scene with fantastic releases or live shows. T.Y.E., FlexinFab and Diego Money are just a few who grabbed our attention and held it last year. Now we're anticipating a whole new round of surprise acts for 2018. Here are 10 rappers we're watching closely.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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