"I believe the correlation between rap and metal revolves around pain and darkness, so the two are similar, especially to me," rapper, former stripper and ex-metal musician Dana Dentata told us earlier this year. Her horror-rap sound is equally influenced by artists like DMX and Marilyn Manson (who she just opened for Halloween night in Las Vegas), as evidenced on her hard-hitting new track "Lil Blood" and its equally hard-hitting music video.
Performance-wise, as seen in the clip, Dentata nods to trailblazing performer Wendy O. Williams, whom she professed her love for in the same conversation. "[She] is a huge inspiration to me. She is one of the most underrated artists ever and, because I incorporate performance art into my shows, I will always give her credit where its due. I hope to one day chainsaw a guitar in half while topless in her honor."
Atop cyclical jagged riffs and low-rumbling beats, Dentata's ice cold lines are aggressive, confrontational and self-assured in a way that doesn't fucking play. "Consider that pussy I gave you charity/For all the bitches that are scared of me," she spits at the height of the song's tension while being propped up by a group of bloodied women gathered together for a beat-down scene taken straight out of an all-female reboot of Fight Club. The rabid violence only enhances the cool swagger of the down-tempo song, only two minutes long but with an attitude much bigger than the space it occupies.
With this track comes with the announcement that Dentata will be self-releasing a new EP titled Daddy Loves You, on November 15th (see official album art below). In the meantime, you can stream or download "Lil Blood" here.