The first few seconds of Kamilah Shani’s Certified have some of the most rapid-fire deliveries this side of Busta Rhymes or Twista. There’re other influences that bubble up to the surface on this single, as well; hints of Trina and Nicki Minaj can be discerned here. Shani is able to separate herself from the vast mass of rappers due to a crisp patois and tounge-twisting lines that will trip up fans that have devoured her content for years. Certified has the chops to make it onto rap rotation while having a hooky enough sound to keep the cut relevant to the pop curators.
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