Doechii sat down with The Breakfast Club this morning (September 27th) & discussed several topics with the hosts. Most notably the discussion highlighted her role in TDE as the well-respected label’s first official female MC. After appearing on her label mate Isaiah Rashad’s last album The House Is Burning, the California-based record label announced her signing a few months ago. She stated, “It’s a lot of pressure, but it’s good pressure, that I put on myself because it’s like such a dope legacy,” when asked about her experience/role with their team. Take a look at the full Breakfast Club interview below:
Her Relationships With Other Artists On TDE
One thing those at Top Dawg Entertainment are known for is their familial-like environment among their roster. This all started with the Black Hippy group (the original signees of the label) that includes rappers Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q. Now with the roster expanded & Kendrick’s departure, this tradition of the artists being close still continues.
Kendrick himself left around the time Doechii was announced as a new member. Doechii explained that she’s never met Kendrick Lamar in person, “Kendrick be in like Africa. It’s hard to catch him.” According to her though, he did praise & show love to Doechii in conversation. Isaiah Rashad & Ab-Soul were the first artists she truly formed a solid relationship on the label according to her as well. Her & SZA have a great relationship naturally as the only two female signees, but they also have a single out together now which. is doing very well:
The Future For Doechii & Her Music Career
She’s easily one of the most exciting new/young prospects on the label & Hip-Hop in general. TDE is known for fostering its rosters’ talents & truly putting out high quality art. Her signing is especially exciting as she’s already received tons of industry love & mainstream success/appeal. Despite being so young, she’s even managed to land a spot on this year’s XXL freshman list & a BET performance. Do you believe Doechii can have a long career in the Hip-Hop industry?