The viral hit “Telfy” by Maiya The Don made her an overnight hit in October 2022, making her one of the most popular women in the world. In a weekend filled with new music, Brooklyn rappers came through with their latest single, “Dusties.” This track is a tribute to her roots in New York City, with a sample of Lil’ Kim’s famous “Magic Stick” song featuring 50 Cent, which is a sample of Lil’ Kim. The track also features an interpolation of Ice Spice’s breakout track from a few years ago, called “Munch (Feelin’ U)”:
Ahead of the release of the new track, the rising star Maiya The Don sat down on “The Zane Lowe Show” yesterday (March 6) to discuss it. “My first response when I received the beat from Pliznaya was, “Yup, that’s fine”’. Lil Kim is my fave, we both hail from Brooklyn, and she is one of those women who tells us that God is a woman. In my mind, I am thinking, “Certainly, I am there.” Obviously,” she replied.
Additionally, Maiya The Don discussed some of her greatest musical influences in the interview. “Missy [Elliott] is a great inspiration to me,” she said. “I feel as though I recognize myself in her. She is a person with whom I can relate on so many levels. Missy is my favorite; I adore her to pieces. However, most of my favorite rappers are boys since my earliest memories of hip hop are when I received my first iPod at the age of 7. All the music was provided by my uncle, who was 16 years old at the time. In other words, it’s like Rick Ross, JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, everybody.”
As a debut artist, Maiya started out with loose tracks such as “ILL NANA,” “222,” and “CHIRAQ.” Since then, she has been featured on tracks such as “Conceited” with Lola Brooke alongside Flo Milli and “No More Crying” with Lay Bankz.