Doja Cat Is Focusing on Rap: ‘No More Pop’

Doja Cat wants to prove to her detractors that she can rap.

Doja tweeted on Saturday, “no more pop…I also agree with everyone who said my rap verses are mostly mid-tempo and corny. I’m sure they are. I wasn’t trying to prove anything; I just enjoy making music, but I’m sick of hearing people tell me I can’t, so I will.”

“I hope these comments aren’t the only thing that pushed you to go full rap,” tweeted @knewsheesh.If you enjoy doing pop and rap, you should not stop just because of them,” to which Doja replied, “pop isn’t exciting to me anymore.” “I’m not going to make it.”

Hellmouth, Doja Cat’s fourth studio album, is shaping up to be a very exciting project for her. Doja Cat recently told Variety that her next stage will be a “more masculine direction” after 2021’s Planet Her. At the time, the thought was that there might not be any pop at all.

“I know I’ve done a lot of pink and soft things, as well as a lot of pop and glittery sounds,” she admitted. “However, I’m going in a more masculine direction for this next era.”

While there is no set release date for this year, the album will be a blend of hip-hop and R&B. “If I’m alone,” she says, “I just go straight to R&B,” adding that she’ll be “harder into that.”

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In an interview with Dazed last year, she teased the recent influences she’s been into, praising the iconic Beastie Boys.

“If you wanted a taste of what I’ve been thinking about, that’s what I’ve been working on a lot.” To be clear, the Beastie Boys are a huge inspiration to me. Beastie Boys will hit you with hard, loud and crazy rap, but they’ll also hit you with real raw ‘90s punk, which I love, or smooth techno that feels sexy and sleek. And you’ll think to yourself, ‘Where the fuck did this come from?'”

Andre Gee’s piece defending Doja Cat’s rapping abilities can be found here.


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