I was sound surfing YouTube about 2 months ago when I came across KakaiBabe. I was so happy that such a term was coined. Written by Thyro and by the artist herself, Donnalyn Bartolome, and produced by Bojam of FlipMusic, I was expecting nothing but superb hiphop.
But this is the first time I fell in love with a rap song. The idea that a full song can be done by a YouTuber had never entered in my mind. I watch her videos every once in a while, see her dance through a Korean song, sing Super Bass, or sometimes even look at how beautiful she is when she applies her makeup. This online sensation has garnered a lot of haters and posers through the years, but with her latest single, “KakaiBabe”, no other Pinay YouTuber has transformed from a fan girl to a hiphop star. She is a force to beckon with, a trendsetter, an idol, and an icon.
KakaiBabe, aka every boy’s dream, was perfectly detailed out in the song. I can name only a few who would fit the description. Upon listening to the song the first time on YouTube, I shared the link on Facebook and tagged a friend. She gave it a quick like and immediately dropped me a private message. She was happy to have been remembered while listening to a song. She neither confirmed nor denied that she was KakaiBabe material, but it was the first time that we ever played League of Legends on a duo for six hours straight.
I was playing the song at the background throughout the LOL session. We never bit the dust. Truly, meeting a KakaiBabe is a rare occasion. If you should ever be so lucky as to meet one, take each moment and cherish it. Never. Let. Go.
You would hear lines in the song sound-dropping contemporaries. “Gayuma,” “Trip Lang,” and “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” are all songs that went big on YouTube. The artists behind them made cameos in the music video as well.
Donnalyn Bartolome is the newest Viva recording artist. Her song is included in the official soundtrack of the movie Diary ng Panget. She is turning 20 in about two weeks. KakaiBabe made flesh.