It’s Doechii season, don’t you see it? With the movement that the Tampa, Fla. rapper has had over the previous couple of years, there is no such thing as a ducking this 2022 XXL Freshman. It is also open season for anybody in her path, which she proclaims in her Freshman freestyle.
The bars Doechii delivers in her 2022 XXL Freshman freestyle are a mirrored image of her inventive aptitude. She dons a gray pantsuit and field braids, which she runs her fingers via as she begins rapping. Twisting her head round and the wrong way up, she pump fakes at first, then makes it clear that she truly doesn’t play. Somewhat, she calls pictures like a coach on the sideline. “I am, I am, I’m courtside within the membership just like the Cavaliers/Stripper cash right here, busting out they bustiers/Convey that liquor right here, proprietor deliver that stripper right here/Respect to all my intercourse staff and my stripper friends,” she spits.
On the halfway mark, Doechii intensifies her timbre and claps again on the haters who attempt to deny the truth that now’s her time. Do not be fooled although, she takes delight in leaving them lifeless. “Doechii season, hoe, don’t you see it?/Prime of the meals chain and also you open season/Bitches already lifeless, the strip membership is simply the place I’m grieving/Bought a much bigger mattress, for the entire bitches sleeping.”
To finish her freestyle, which clocks in at simply over a minute, Doechii shouts out her file label and declares that the model will all the time be in good arms, particularly now that she’s on the roster. As if she’s wanting the followers immediately of their eyes, she raps, “First bitch that rap, TDE/Prime, Moo and Punch, vouch for me/First day, label knew they hit the lottery/Now I’m the bitch you ever after, fortunately.”
Rewinding again a couple of years in the past, tracks like “Women” and “Spookie Coochie” established Doechii as a top-tier expertise relating to melodies, cadences and pitch inflections. She each sings and raps whereas dripping with character. By the point her breakthrough monitor, “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,” dropped in 2020, extra followers obtained wind of her inimitable artistry. And with initiatives like Coven Music Session, Vol. 1 and Oh the Locations You’ll Go—all with no skips—Doechii ascended to the purpose the place she was chosen as a member of this yr’s Freshman class.
Alongside the way in which, she inked a cope with Prime Dawg Leisure and Capitol Information earlier this yr. TDE is dwelling to different former XXL Freshmen like Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Isaiah Rashad, the latter with whom she collaborated with for final yr’s aux twine gem “Wat U Sed.” The rap guys, with the addition of SZA, all delivered past a doubt of their music, and that is what impressed Doechii to affix the famend imprint. “I had stated a very long time in the past, ‘If I used to be to ever signal with any label, it is gonna be no matter label Kendrick and SZA are on.’ As a result of I actually like all of their artists and what they stand for and I similar to the way in which TDE operates,” she justifies in an unique interview with XXL.
“Persuasive” and “Loopy,” her first two single releases beneath the TDE umbrella, each got here out this yr and communicate to her capability to bend genres. The previous is a celebratory dance anthem and the latter an intense effort on which she reclaims her energy. Whereas completely different in sound, the widespread denominator on these information is the God-level confidence she possesses all through. “I feel that is why they gravitate in the direction of it,” she suggests of her supporters.
When it comes to a full mission, Doechii’s main label debut is slated to reach later this yr. The 23-year-old artist hints that traditional materials is incoming: “I would like that timeless impact. That feeling you bought while you heard [Kendrick Lamar’s] ‘A.D.H.D,’ that feeling that you simply felt while you heard [SZA’s] CTRL. It has to simply really feel like a second you do not ever wish to go away.”
Watch Doechii’s 2022 XXL Freshman freestyle, powered by Puma, beneath.
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