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Doechii New Single "she / her / black bitch" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DOECHII – SHE

Today Doechii drops her first EP for Top Dawg Entertainment / Capitol Records she / her / black bitch. Listen HERE.

The EP 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. As NPR stated Doechii reclaims and spits back at anyone who dares to diminish her power.

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 2020s, 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.

SIR – LIFE IS GOOD

Today, R&B powerhouse SiR drops his new single “Life Is Good” featuring Scribz Riley via Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records – click here to listen. Directed by James Mackel, the visual for the track shows the juxtaposition of life being good, but at the same time, things not going quite as planned and falling apart – having to take the good with the bad. This drop follows the release of his smooth R&B ballad and video for “Satisfaction.” Both tracks will be on SiR’s forthcoming album coming soon.

Watch “Life Is Good” featuring Scribz Riley HERE

Speaking on his latest release, SiR shares: “’Life if Good’ represents how blessed you can be despite the hardships we sometimes face. Regardless of life’s trials, the detours always lead us to learn a greater lesson.”

With the continued ever-changing and evolving landscape of R&B, SiR has remained a mainstay in the space since his debut project Seven Sundays released in 2015, followed by his HER EP series in 2016 and 2017 —HER and HER TOO –  thatgarnered widespread praise and led to his breakout sophomore release November in 2018. He continued the momentum with the release of his critically-acclaimed classic Chasing Summer the following yearin 2019 that included the singles “Hair Down” featuring Kendrick Lamar, “John Redcorn” and “You Can’t Save Me.” During the pandemic, SiR released one-off single “Rapper Weed” and his applauded rendition of The Isley Brothers’ “Footsteps in the Dark Pts. 1 &2.” Now, with the release of “Satisfaction” and “Life Is Good,” SiR is ready to enter into the next phase of his burgeoning career.

Check out “Life Is Good” featuring Scribz Riley and stay tuned for more from SiR coming soon. 

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Doechii – Crazy

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Capitol Records‘ new artist Doechii drops the song and video for “Crazy.” The record and the visual challenges the stigmatized imagery of the female form, with both the director, C. Prinz, and Doechii working extensively over the last four months developing the narrative of this film: intentionally and meticulously crafting each scene and frame to tell a story derived from both of their personal and shared experiences.

“Crazy is about un-contained power, creativity and confidence. People call you crazy when they fear you or they don’t understand you,” says Doechii. “So when I use it in the song I’m reflecting that energy back on them to show them themselves.”

Listen HERE and watch  HERE.

On “Crazy” the Tampa rapper, singer, dancer, fashionista, and genre-disruptor attacks with aggressive flexes, colorful cadences and shouted raps while conveying a range of intense emotions. The vicious and surreal music video matches the song’s controlled chaos. Doechii, and likewise nude women, wield guns, dance in dynamic choreography and engage in destruction. The hybrid of hip-hop and broken beat finds Doechii raging as she attempts to empower the exponential capacity of women in every form of their being.

Video director C. Prinz states the film is a visual metaphor for “the hardships women go through in their ascension to power” that asks viewers “to see the female form not in moments of sexuality but instead for what we all go through, what we survive through and what we transcend.”

A testament to the breadth of Doechii’s sound and talents, “Crazy” stands in stark contrast to previous TDE/Capitol single, “Persuasive” a suave ode to weed and late-night partying.

Both singles follow the news of TDE and Capitol’s partnership with Doechii. She’s dominated the internet since the release of her unwaveringly original EP, 2020s Oh the Places You’ll Go and 2021’s BRA-LESS, and the single “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,” which has generated over 33 million streams on Spotify alone. In addition to featuring on Isaiah Rashad‘s “Wat U Sed,” she was named one of Spotify‘s “Most Necessary Artists to Watch in 2022” and tipped as an Artist To Watch by Complex, XXL, Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes and Hiphopdx.

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TDE × Capital Records

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Capital Records join forces to represent the up-and-coming esteemed artist Deochii. Deochii is a rapper/singer/dancer/fashionista that has risen in the music industry since the release of her two EP’s ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go,’ and, ‘BRA-LESS.’ The Tampa-based artist, too, has amassed over 32 million Spotify streams on her hit single ‘Yucky Blucky Fruitcake.’

Regarding the new collaboration between labels, Deochii says, “The legacy of Capitol and TDE continues with me and my fans and the legacy of my music starts right here, right now.”

Founder of Top Dawg Entertainment, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, raves about the cooperation, stating, “Top Dawg Entertainment is excited to partner with Capitol Records to provide a platform for Doechii to fulfill her artistic ambitions. Doechii’s energy is contagious and, together with Capitol, we’re committed to helping her share her gifts with the world.”

Michelle Jubelirer, Chair and CEO of Capital Music Group, recalls the star-quality that Deochii holds, stating, “The first time I heard Doechii’s music, I experienced that incredible chill-inducing feeling that I live for, as both a music executive and music.

“That feeling has only grown deeper as Ive gotten to know this amazing young artist and heard more of what she’s been creating in the studio. It’s a real honor to be partnering with Top Dawg and TDE as we work to introduce Doechii to audiences around the world and help her develop into the global superstar we know that shell become.”

The exciting news of the blend of these top record labels follows the release of Doechii’s first Top Dawg Entertainment track, ‘Persuasive ,’ produced by Kal Banks and executively produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

Rolling Stone raved about the new song, stating, “Persuasive is an ode to late nights and partying just a little too hard, with Doechii who has drawn comparisons to hip-hop visionaries like Missy Elliot deploying her signature flow.” Listen HERE.

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Doechii – Persuasive

Doechii drops the video for “Persuasive,” her first release after signing to Top Dawg Entertainment. Directed by Omar Jones, the video is a dizzying merge of personalities and fashion fluidity. Watch HERE.

“I had a very specific vision with the color pallet and aesthetic of this video,” says Doechii. “Omar was perfect for the job because he’s mastered this style; it was amazing working with him and his team!

“I envision my fans playing this video on their at home projectors during a kick back,” she continues. “The video is so full of life it can fill a space, like paintings.”

The single was produced by Kal Banx (Isaiah Rashad, J. Cole, SiR) and executive produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Rolling Stone said, “’Persuasive’ is an ode to late nights and partying just a little too hard, with Doechii—who has drawn comparisons to hip-hop visionaries like Missy Elliot—deploying her signature flow.”

About Doechii

Doechii, who was featured on TDE labelmate Isaiah Rashad’s “Wat U Sed,” has been named one of Spotify’s “Most Necessary Artists to Watch in 2022” and tipped as Artist To Watch by Complex, Pigeons & Planes and Hiphopdx. Known as an alternative hip hop artists being compared to Flo Milli and Childish Gambino, she “embodies the “weird Black girl” personality without it being her persona,” according to Ben Queen.

In 2020, she released her first album, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, inspired by the Dr. Seuss book. With her new TDE/Capitol partnership in place, Doechii’s reign has only just begun.

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SZA – I HATE U

Top Dawg Entertainment’s multi-platinum selling, chart-topping and award-winning recording artist SZA, officially releases “I Hate U” today at all DSPs via TDE/RCA Records.

Produced by Rob Bisel, Carter Lang, thankgod4cody and Dylan Patrice, “I Hate U” emerged as a fan favorite after being posted on Soundcloud in August as an “experiment.”

“I Hate U” comes nearly a year after SZA released “Good Days” on Christmas 2020. Grammy-nominated for Best R&B Song, “Good Days” quickly became SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist.

About SZA

Born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, NJ, genre-defying recording artist SZA released her major label debut album Ctrl (TDE/RCA) in 2017. Revered for its raw and honest lyrics, it landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music. The RIAA-certified 2x Platinum album received five Grammy nominations in 2018 and more than half the songs on Ctrl are now certified Platinum and Gold. Her hit song “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar from Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, earned her Oscar (1) and Grammy (4) nominations in 2019. SZA has won various awards since the release of Ctrl including Billboard Music Awards’ Top R&B Female Artist, BET Awards’ Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Awards’ Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Awards’ Best Visual Effects for the “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding New Artist in 2018. In 2019, she won NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Duo or Group for “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation for the Black Panther Soundtrack. SZA also received Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Rule Breaker award.

In 2020, SZA released the hypnotic track “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla $ign along with the stunning visual that took the internet by storm. To close out the trying year, SZA gifted fans on Christmas Day with the hopeful track “Good Days,” followed by a trippy visual released in March. Grammy-nominated for Best R&B Song, the single quickly became SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist. To this day, SZA continues to set the standard on creativity and break records with over 7.2 billion streams worldwide across all platforms. Ctrl remains on the Billboard 200 chart since its release in 2017 (over 207 weeks) and holds the record for the longest run for any Black female artist’s debut album.