22- year old Doechii is making prominent waves in the rap world. She has collaborated with SZA and is now opening for Doja Cat’s upcoming tour. She released her newest single, “Booty Drop,” on Friday, August 18th.
Doechii brilliantly mixes a classic hip-hop beat with a Jersey club beat on this track. The Jersey club beat is sampled from producer Uniiqu3’s 2018 track “Bubble Gum.” The mesmerizing inflection in her voice when rapping and the way she enunciates her phrases are bound to keep listeners enthralled. The instrumental is elaborate but does not ruin Doechii’s intentions of remaining fun and lighthearted in the song. This ingenious production can be attributed to the Swedish producer group Stargate, who are veterans in the music industry and have produced hits for superstars like Rihanna and Khalid. This track was meant to be danced to, and Doechii executed this goal phenomenally. She earns a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for the sound on this track.
Doechii is raunchy on this track, painting the image of a fun night at the club with friends. She sings, “Strip club, dance, dance, do it in a handstand. Drop down, get bands, do it on command, now make her drop.” These commanding lyrics ensure that the girls she brings to the club with her will certainly dance. She promises, “I can make your booty drop”, reflecting the dominating nature of the lyrics. She earns a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her lyrics.
ART BEHIND THE SONG
Doechii continues to expand her sound with every drop. She has gone from spitting impressive bars over a UGK sample to making catchy dance and pop tunes. She is the epitome of versatility, and this allows her to keep listeners on their toes with every drop. This versatility is inspiring for all alternative black artists who are constantly told that they need to remain in a box. Doechii remains unapologetic and authentic, earning her a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her art.
Overall, Doechii earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Stream “Booty Drop” below.