Doja Cat is readying her subsequent act.
Within the wake of the surprising information that she has needed to drop out of her tour with The Weeknd because of tonsil surgical procedure, Doja can have extra time to work on new music, together with her subsequent album, which she says shall be predominantly rap.
She made the revelation within the June/July 2022 subject of ELLE. “I haven’t began simply due to all of the rehearsal and touring. I’ve bought rather a lot happening, nevertheless it’s arising,” she advised the journal previous to canceling her tour dates.
The brand new challenge, which follows final summer season’s Planet Her, remains to be within the early levels. “I’ve been getting songs and issues despatched to me…. Oh f**ok, I want I might inform individuals! There’s some actually cool stuff that I bought despatched from pals. They’re all engaged on beats, and I’m giving them notes and so they know what I need, so I’m excited.”
Whereas her genre-blending sound incorporates R&B, hip-hop, and pop, Doja is a rapper at coronary heart and was raised on artists like Busta Rhymes and Lauryn Hill. “Once I was little, that’s type of all I listened to,” she says, including that her “actual followers” know that she raps. “I’ve rapped because the starting, and I actually couldn’t even sing that effectively to start with–I bought rather a lot higher.”
Regardless of the controversy over what qualifies as rap, she’s discovered to dwell with critics who don’t see her as a rapper. “I take advantage of my voice as a software to create these worlds, and it’s high quality if individuals suppose that I can’t rap,” she says, including, “The one one that ought to be ranking hip-hop is an OG or someone who’s revered in hip-hop.”
One rapper who continues to encourage her is Nicki Minaj. “I believe her as a businesswoman actually impressed me,” Doja says of her “Say So” collaborator. “The way in which Nicki can carry herself felt nearly alien to me, as a result of I used to be type of somewhat runty child, trapped in her room, simply watching YouTube movies. And again then I used to be like, ‘Rattling, that’s dope.’”
She additionally celebrated her fellow feminine rappers, together with Metropolis Ladies, Rico Nasty, and Saweetie. “There’s an explosion of wonderful feminine rap expertise on the market proper now,” she says. “It’s so cool to see that, as a result of we didn’t have that after we have been youthful.”
Her collaboration with Saweetie, “Greatest Good friend,” was nominated for Greatest Rap Tune at this yr’s Grammys, however she ended up successful Greatest Pop Duo/Group Efficiency for her “Kiss Me Extra” collaboration with SZA. Nevertheless, she says a future rap win would imply “all the pieces” to her.
This isn’t the primary time Doja has spoken about eager to file a rap album. Again in December, she shared plans for a 12-song hip-hop album, produced by ninth Surprise and Jay Versace.