If you’re not a member of the Dollhouse already, then prepare yourself, as you might just end up one after reading this. Born in Germany, raised in London, with Ivory Coast heritage – Ivorian Doll (IVD) has made a name for herself as the Empress of Drill in less than a couple of years. Originally starting out as an Influencer making content on both Instagram and YouTube, IVD had developed a fan base that already worshipped her attitude and unapologetic realness.
In her own words, she states “I want to be the female artist the boys are afraid of, because I’m better than they are.” Well, that’s a good aim to have in a genre that is heavily saturated with male acts. After originally moving from being an Influencer to a rapper by dropping a few tracks as a duo with fellow artist Abigail, fans agreed that IVD was born for this. When ‘The Situation’ first dropped in December 2018, it catapulted IVD into the spotlight and suddenly, after just one single, both herself and Abigail found themselves getting uploads on the big hitting YouTube channels, GRM Daily & LinkUpTV. A flurry of flashy, gritty singles followed before going solo and since then IVD has done features with the likes of BR3NYA, Poundz & Headie One. It really has been quite the year for the Doll and 2021 is only going to be bigger and better. Here are just 3 of the bangers already in her catalogue that you must hear.
To be granted the opportunity to do a Daily Duppy is both nerve-wracking and an honour for any artist, but to be offered within such a short time of diving into the music industry is a humongous achievement for IVD. The best bit, she didn’t come to play. Oozing with confidence and wordplay, this one’s too hard.