Doja Cat Says She’s Done with Pop, Next Album Will Be All Rap
Written by torresanz on April 9, 2023
Doja Cat says she’s ready to prove she’s a good rapper, and to do that … she’s shelving her pop style, maybe forever.
The artist — who’s been labeled a lot of things, but never quite fits into any given box — took to Twitter on Saturday to reveal she’s heard the people loud and clear … namely, that her bars aren’t quite up to snuff and that her rap prowess has been, thus far, pretty weak.
It’s a consistent criticism Doja’s faced since she splashed onto the scene … especially since most of her biggest hits are straight up bubble-gum pop ones — where she’s singing.
Now, DC says she’s gonna show everyone what’s what on her next album … writing, “i also agree with everyone who said the majority of my rap verses are mid and corny. I know they are. I wasnt trying to prove anything I just enjoy making music but I’m getting tired of hearing yall say that i can’t so I will.” In other words, Doja’s gonna flex her stuff in due time.
There’s more she addressed in responses to other Twitter users who reacted to this news — including the fact that she does, in fact, consider herself a rapper … up there with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Cardi B and other major femcees, it seems.
Doja also says pop music simply doesn’t excite her anymore … and wants to pivot toward a different sound and vibe. Lastly, she says she talk her s*** on this new project, “Hellmouth.”
It’s interesting that she wants to delve into straight up rap considering how much success she’s had in her current lane. Doja has trotted out a number of singles that all charted well, including ‘Say So,’ ‘Kiss Me More,’ ‘You Right,’ ‘Woman’ and ‘Best Friend,’ among others.
That last one leans more rap, but her pop indulgences have proved to be money-makers … and award contenders too. She’s already won a Grammy, and has racked up tons of other accolades for her pop-centric records. The fact she wants to get away from that is … risky.
Regardless, she sounds confident she can get it done … and with her track record, there’s no reason to believe she can’t. Doja Cat is one of the biggest names in music right now, so we’re sure she can whip up a damn good album with stellar production and features.
There’ve been reports she plans to do this new album solo, without any collabs, but there’s no evidence backing that. What she has teased, however, are some title names … like ‘Balut,’ ‘Wet Vagina’ and ‘Agora Hills.’ Gotta say … those sound like straight bangers.
Less crooning, more spittin’ … can’t wait!