It hasn’t been long since Brooklyn native, Lola Brooke came onto the hip-hop scene. Since gracing fans with the unwavering energy and vibes in her 2021 “Don’t Play Wit It” music video, the rapper has been soaring for the top.
She released her debut album, “Dennis Daughter” in November 2023 and has been touring and performing around the country. The album is in honor of her late father and recognizes him for molding her into the young woman she is now.
Lola describes it as a way to remember the highlights of childhood. The album playlist consists of 12 songs and features other artists such as Bryson Tiller, French Montant, and Yung Miami. The album reintroduces Lola Brooke to the world and reestablishes her ambition to make it in the rap industry.
Here are some of our favorite tracks.
“I AM LOLA”
This melancholy song holds spot No. 2 in the fiery album and is all about the representation of Lola as an artist who is coming for the win.
“Got my block to feed / They be watchin’ me / Ain’t no stoppin’ me / I got mobs to feed.” This song reintroduced the masses to the aggressive yet harmonistic tone of the young artist. In addition, the song’s refrain, “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets,” is sung in a smooth and flowy voice tone that creates this atmospheric effect when listening to the song.
It showcases her willingness to deliver after signing with Arista Records at the beginning of 2023.
Rocking the same name as the album, this song hits home for Lola, following the death of her father and grandmother. The rawness and vulnerability can be heard in her words as she raps out, “I can’t show it while I’m f–kin’ up the game right now / I know you up in vein right now / But daddy, it’ll make my day if you came back down."
The song acts as a homage to her lost loved ones and as a message reinforcing that without her father, she wouldn’t be Lola Brooke. It is sentimental to know that he never got to see his daughter make it big, but a comfort to know that she continues to remember him in the best light. The last line in the song, “He the reasons for my blessing of my come up,” speaks volumes about the pedestal her dad is on in her life.
“Don’t Play Wit It Remix” (ft Latto and Yung Miami)
This newer version of the song that put her on the map went off and left no crumbs. This time, Lola rapped alongside fellow female rappers Latto and Yung Miami. For the most part, the song remained unchanged with the added vocals from the two rappers. With the other voices, it added more high energy and flavor to the song. The women’s voices meshed together to somehow create a better version of the original, which didn’t even seem possible. Overall, the album is worth tuning in to and gets Lola's audience excited to see what is next from the hip-hop star.