Doechii Drops ‘She/Her/Black B*tch’ EP

DOECHII‘s first EP for Top Dawg Entertainment / Capitol Records “she / her / black bitch,” includes production from Kal Banx, Hit-Boy, Bankroll Got It and Devin Malik, and is Executive Produced by Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith and Anthony “Moosa” Tiffith Jr.

The project cements the Tampa native as a distinct voice whose versatile talents range from quick-fire bars to seductive singing. On she / her / black bitch, Doechii outlines different layers of her life experience: from villainous to confident to soft and sad, and to overall proving that she matters.

“Many times I’ve been referred to as a “bitch” as a way to gaslight me out of certain spaces, something I think many people can relate to in one way or another,” says Doechii. “Lots of people will call you various names for doing something differently.

“So I decided to take ownership of the ‘black bitch’ and title my EP she/ her/ black bitch and reclaim that motherf***ing power,” Doechii continues.” So if you’ve ever been put down for being yourself, just remember you’re powerful and unapologetic- these songs are for you.”

In 2022 the Doechii came out swinging, chosen as an XXL Freshman and tapped as an ‘Artist to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, NPR, Vulture, Complex, Uproxx, Pigeons and Planes, FADER, and more. Doechii performed on both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and on the mainstage on the BET Awards. She was also chosen as the RADAR US Cover Artist at Spotify; the VEVO DSCVR Artist for June; the BET Artist of the Month; MTV’s Push Artist for July; and Billboard crowned her both ‘Artist of the Month’ and a ‘Queer Game-Changer.’ Doechii’s record “Persuasive” also made Obama’s Summer playlist.

Doechii has dominated since the release of her unwaveringly original EPs—2020’s Oh the Places You’’ll Go, featuring the viral smash “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,” and 2021’s BRA-LESS. This new release continues a hot streak for Doechii following the brazen “Bitch I’m Nice” the rebellious “Crazy” and the seductive “Persuasive” (which SZA later jumped on).

Expect more unparalleled, genre-bending music from the multi-faceted Doechii, the self-proclaimed ‘swamp princess.’ Check out the bada** EP below…

OUT TODAY: Slatt Zy Shares Emotional Track, ‘Feel It In My Soul’ + Video

Tennessee rapper SLATT ZY‘s contemplative trap-soul single, ‘Feel It in My Soul’, finds the rising star at his most vulnerable, referencing the struggles and loss that have shaped him. It’s another tantalizing, melodic tidbit from his life following the heart-wrenching ‘Hard To Live.’

Zy, who turned heads throughout 2021 with ‘Lean On’ which has amassed over 1.6 million video views, while ‘Don’t You Fold’ is over the million mark too. Both tracks showcase the young artist’s versatility as he details his deepest lows and celebrates his unlikeliest triumphs.

With critical acclaim from Lyrical Lemonade, EARMILK, HotNewHipHop, and more, Zy has established a reputation as one of the most soulful, and honest MCs in the game. Song by song, he is building a world that’s difficult to face, but even harder to look away from. With singles as tangibly powerful as ‘Feel It in My Soul,’ Zy is one to watch in 2022.

Watch the Marlo Taylor directed video, which is a moving tribute with Zy and his friends bonding over another senseless loss. Zy honours his friend by celebrating his life…

Song of the Day: Leg Or Arm – GirlzluhDev

Inland Empire rapper GIRLZLUHDEV‘s sensual single ‘Leg or Arm’ brings a bit of summer warmth to the depths of winter. The track, which is out now on Capitol Records, is built around soft keyboards and West Coast bounce that provide a canvas for Dev’s mischievous and fun vocals.

The dizzy, intimate production of ‘Leg or Arm’ feels like a dreamy afternoon in the California sun. It’s pure warmth, an escape from the troubles of the world. Dev flows like a breeze, sipping Shirley Temples, messing around with a girl, and playfully wondering if he’ll end up being talked about in her groupchat. When he croons about “riding round with blicky and designer clothes,” it sounds less like a threat than a positive affirmation. Dev places gangsta tropes in new contexts, making every bar feel like a celebration. He’s the fun-loving ball of energy and melody that rap needs, next in a lineage of West Coast rap-singers.

‘Leg or Arm’ follows a hot streak of memorable singles from Dev, including the pounding ‘Gas Me Up’ and the sombre ‘Dead Bro.’ This track kicks off a new year for the 18-year-old rising star as he continues to build on the success that began with 2020’s ‘Tooka,’ which launched him to the national stage and earned him a deal with Capitol. The game needs rappers as charismatic as Dev, and with each passing track, he’s proving that he’s rare indeed. Dev has amassed over 34 million streams in the U.S. alone.

Check out the video for single below…

Lola Young Shares New Single, ‘So Sorry’

LOLA YOUNG is one of VEVO’s DSCVR Artists to Watch 2022, an Amazon Next Breakthrough Artist, a BRITs “Rising Star” Award nominee and one of the five artists shortlisted on the “BBC “Sound Of 2022” poll. Yet – on her new single, ‘So Sorry’ – the 21-year-old confesses she still sometimes feels insecure. Produced by Oscar, GRAMMY® and BRIT award winner Paul Epworth, the upbeat track finds Young at her sharp-tongued best, accompanied by glistening strings and a driving rhythm section.

Lola Young, who will launch a U.K. headline tour in March, explains, “’So Sorry’ is a song I wrote about my toxic traits in a relationship. I got super vulnerable and honest on this track and I hadn’t yet written a song about how difficult I can be when I’m with someone. I feel like a lot of other people are going to be able to relate to the feeling of saying sorry far too much.”

‘So Sorry’ follows Lola’s track, ‘FAKE,’ and her cover of Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder’s ‘Together In Electric Dreams.’ Combined, the two singles have amassed nearly eight million global streams.

With powerful singles such as ‘Bad Tattoo,’ ‘Ruin My Make Up’ and ‘Woman’ and the stripped-down 2021 EP and accompanying film, After Midnight, she’s won acclaim across the board from the likes of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, Wonderland and British Vogue.

‘So Sorry’ was released today (24th January) and was premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record. Why not check out the lyric video for single below…

Song of the Day: Talk Nice – Capella Grey

After garnering massive success with ‘Gyalis’ and the subsequent remix featuring Chris Brown & Popcaan, Bronx native CAPELLA GREY returns with his second single, ‘Talk Nice’. The deliciously smooth mid-tempo Pelea Jibara sampled record is accompanied by an artistic visual that takes viewers along for a crazy night in uptown New York.

Directed by Oliver Shore, “Talk Nice” is stylized in Grey’s signature short but impactful style and was produced by Capella himself. The two minute visual finds Capella Grey in a lowkey speakeasy where he and his crew are in a celebratory mood.

Capella Grey has created another nostalgic R&B sound that invites listeners of all generations into his world. Check him out in the video for single below…