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Gerald Earl Gillum (born May 24, 1989), known by his stage name, G-Eazy (or Young Gerald), is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Oakland, California. His major-label debut album, These Things Happen, was released in 2014 and peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. His second studio album, When It's Dark Out, is scheduled for release on December 4, 2015.
Gerald Earl Gillum was born on May 24, 1989, in Oakland, California to Ukrainian Americans parents. When he was in first grade, Gillum and his mother moved in with his grandparents in Berkeley, California. They later moved to North Oakland, though Gillum continued attending school in Berkeley.
Gerald gained recognition for being a part of the growing hip hop scene in the East Bay Area, joining with such artists as Lil B and The Cataracs. During the early years, he started to get interested in making music, while he was a member of a local group known as the "Bay Boyz" (they released a number of songs from their Myspace). Gerald began to produce a number of singles while he was attending as a sophomore at Loyola University at New Orleans.
With failure from his earlier mixtapes, Gerald continuing releasing songs, most notably "Waspy" and "Candy Girl". In 2010, Gillum saw the opportunity to appear as an opening act for the rapper Drake. In 2011, one of those tracks latter have attained over 400,000 plays via Myspace. During his recent years, he has opened tours for a number of other artists, such as Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.
In August 2011, G-Eazy released the mixtape ,The Endless Summer via his official site. The mixtape sampled from a number of other songs, most notably an updated version of the track, 1961 US No. 1 hit "Runaround Sue" performed by Dion DiMucci, which garnered over four million views via YouTube. The music video was directed by Tyler Yee. It features collaborations with artists, such as Greg Banks, Erika Flowers, and American Idol contestant Devon Baldwin. During November 2011, Gillum embarked on a nationwide tour with Shwayze. Released on "Dreams and Dream Killers" by Circa '87, as well as G-Eazy's The Outsider, the track "My Life is a Party" was featured in the game Saints Row: The Third. The song can be heard on one of the in-game radio stations "95.4 KRhyme FM".
Beginning of June 16, 2012, Gillum performed at every venue, during the annual Summer Warped Tour. On July 25, 2012, the Excellent Adventure Tour was announced, which featured Hoodie Allen and G-Eazy. The two performed in cities, such as Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Columbia (Missouri), Lincoln, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlottesville, and Philadelphia. On December 15, 2013, G-Eazy and Master Chen B performed the song, Lotta That in New York City. On September 26, 2012, Gillum released his first independent album, titled "Must Be Nice." The album landed at number 3 on the iTunes Hip Hop Chart, which completely independent of a label.
Starting on July 9, 2013, Gillum opened for Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz on the "America's Most Wanted Tour", which concluded on September 1, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California. On January 15, 2014, G-Eazy announced a new tour with MMG's Rockie Fresh, KYLE, and Tory Lanez, the "These Things Happen" Tour. The tour will run for 40 stops throughout the United States and Canada from February until April.
2014-15: These Things Happen and When It's Dark Out
On June 23, 2014, G-Eazy released the major-label debut album, titled These Things Happen. The album topped the US Billboard 's Hip-Hop/R&B and Top Rap Albums charts, also earning him the number 3 spot on the US Billboard 200 and the Top Digital Albums Chart, selling nearly 200,000 copies to date. On October 21, 2014, Gillum embarked on his sold out "From the Bay to the Universe" tour. Gillum took the "From the Bay to the Universe" tour across the globe to countries such as Australia and New Zealand for his first headlining tour overseas.
During summer of 2015, Gillum played some of the main stages at a series of notable music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Made in America and Austin City Limits. With the rise of his music career, Gillum has also taken up in interest in fashion by releasing a collaboration with Rare Panther in the fall of 2015 and being named GQ's top 10 most stylish at New York Fashion Week last year. Gillum's sophomore album, When It's Dark Out, is expected to be release on December 4, 2015.
In 2011, Gillum graduated from Loyola University at New Orleans, attaining a BA in Music Industry Studies.
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Jarad Higgins (born December 2, 1998), known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Calumet Park, Illinois. He is primarily known for his breakout hits, "All Girls Are the Same" and "Lucid Dreams". His music has been described as "emo-leaning and genre-bending".
Jared Higgins was born on December 2, 1998 in Chicago and grew up in Calumet Park YER, one of its suburbs. He later moved to Homewood, Illinois and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Higgins' parents divorced when he was young and his father left his mother to raise him as a single mother alongside multiple siblings.
Higgins' mother was a conservative Christian and stopped Higgins from listening to rap music, though his cousins let him listen to artists like Gucci Mane, Birdman, and Lil Wayne. He first learned piano, followed by guitar and drums. Higgins began to take rapping seriously in his sophomore year of high school.
Higgins began to develop himself as an artist in his freshman year of high school. His first track, "Forever", was released on SoundCloud in 2015 under the name JuiceTheKidd. His first track produced by his current producer Nick Mira, "Too Much Cash", was released in 2017. While releasing projects and songs on SoundCloud, Higgins worked in a factory to attempt to create income for himself, though was fired within two weeks after finding himself dissatisfied with the job. After joining the internet collective, Internet Money, Higgins released his debut full-length EP on 15 June 2017 titled 9 9 9 with the song "Lucid Dreams" breaking out and growing Higgins' following.
In December 2017, Higgins released the three song EP, Nothings Different. The EP was featured on numerous hip-hop blogs such as Lyrical Lemonade which helped Higgins track "All Girls Are the Same" gather popularity. In February 2018, a music video directed by Cole Bennett was released. Following the release of "All Girls Are The Same"'s video, Higgins was signed to Interscope Records for $3,000,000 and a remix featuring Lil Uzi Vert was previewed. "All Girls Are the Same" was critically praised, receiving a "Best New Music" designation from Pitchfork. It was also Higgins first entry on a Billboard chart, debuting at no. 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In May 2018, "Lucid Dreams" was officially released as a single and given a music video. The song soon debuted at no. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has peaked at no. 9 since then. Higgins released his first studio album on May 23, 2018 with Goodbye & Good Riddance.
As of October 2017, Higgins is living in Los Angeles.
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Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his songs "Freestyle", "Yes Indeed" and "My Dawg", the latter two peaking at number six and 71 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Dominique Jones was born on December 3, 1994, in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was 2 years old his father left the family and he was raised by a single mother. He was born into poverty and his mother had to support him, his two sisters and his one brother. The family lived on food stamps and government assistance. As a child, Jones walked home from school and watched as his family was evicted. He grew up with Young Thug and the members of Quality Control Music. He dropped out of school in the tenth grade to become a full-time drug dealer, but was caught up by the law in early august of 2012 for possession of dangerous drugs. Before that, in January he was arrested for burglary and one other charge. Later in 2013, he had a charge of possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. Following that, in 2014 he had another charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and acquiring a license plate for purpose of concealing identification of a motor vehicle. But three months before that, he had a charge including theft by receiving stolen property. After being incarcerated for 2 years, he began his rap career with 4PF (Four Pockets Full) and Quality Control Music
2017–present: Beginnings and Harder Than Ever
In May 2018, Lil Baby released his debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album was supported by the singles, "Southside" and "Yes Indeed" featuring Drake, the latter peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.
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Robert Rahmeek Williams (born May 6, 1987), better known by his stage name Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was briefly signed to Atlanta-based record label Grand Hustle, owned by record executive and fellow American rapper T.I.. In February 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle, Mill signed a record deal with fellow American rapper Rick Ross' Miami-based Maybach Music Group (MMG) imprint.
Mill released his debut studio album after securing a recording contract with Maybach Music Group. The album, titled Dreams and Nightmares, was released in 2012, under MMG and Warner Bros. Records. The album, preceded by the singles "Amen", "Burn" and "Young & Gettin' It", debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. He has also appeared on MMG's Self Made compilation series, with his debut single "Tupac Back" and second single "Ima Boss", being included on volume one.
In October 2012, Meek Mill announced the launching of his own imprint, Dream Chasers Records, named after his popular mixtape series. He also revealed having already signed several fellow Philadelphia-based rappers in 2012.
2003–2008: Career beginnings with The Bloodhoundz
Meek Mill, alongside three of his friends, formed a rap group and called themselves The Bloodhoundz. The group lasted long enough to release four mixtapes. Meek Mill has a sister, Nasheema Williams.
2008–2010: Solo mixtapes and Grand Hustle deal
In 2008, Mill released his fourth mixtape Flamers 2: Hottest in tha City, which spawned promotional singles "I'm So Fly," "Prolli," and "Hottest in the City." Upon the release of Flamerz 2, it caught the attention of Charlie Mack, founder and President of 215 Aphillyated Records. Mack was so impressed with Mill, that he immediately signed him to his management company. During that same year, Meek Mill also met the founder and owner of Grand Hustle Records, fellow American rapper T.I.. The Atlanta-based rapper was also so impressed by Mill, that he offered him an opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, to meet with him and Warner Bros. Records; within one week both record companies offered him a deal. Although he was offered other record deals, Mill felt collaborating with T.I. was an opportunity of a lifetime and thus chose his label. However just when things were starting to look up for Mill, a record deal and the chance to work with T.I., a set back occurred. He was arrested, charged with a crime and ordered to serve seven months in jail. Mill was released early 2009.
Under Grand Hustle, Mill formed a work relationship with the label's resident disc jockey, DJ Drama. Mill and Drama teamed up to release the third edition of Mill's Flamers series. The mixtape, titled Flamers 3: The Wait Is Over, was released on March 12, 2010 and is a "Gangsta Grillz mixtape". The mixtape features his promotional single "Rosé Red", which was later remixed with additional verses from fellow American rappers T.I., Rick Ross and Vado. Rick Ross contributed his verse after he was visiting Philadelphia and asked his Twitter followers who he should collaborate with; Meek Mill was the overwhelming response. The remix was included on Mill's following mixtape, Mr. Philadelphia. Due to Mill's and label-boss T.I.'s respective legal troubles, Mill was never able to release an album under Grand Hustle and they parted ways in 2010.
2011–2012: MMG, Dreamchasers series and Dreams & Nightmares
In February 2011, Rick Ross announced the signing of Mill along with fellow American rapper Wale to his Maybach Music Group (MMG) label. In March 2011, Mill was included in XXL's "Freshman Class of 2011". Later that year, he released his debut single, "Tupac Back", featuring Rick Ross, from his label's compilation album Self Made Vol. 1 (2011). That same year he released his second single, "Ima Boss", also take from the compilation and featuring Ross. The song was later remixed, featuring T.I., Birdman, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz and Rick Ross. The remix charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #51, becoming Mill's most successful single at that time. In August 2011, Mill released Dreamchasers, a well received mixtape featuring his urban hit "House Party" and guest appearances from Rick Ross, Yo Gotti and Beanie Siegel among others.
In February 2012, MTV listed Meek Mill as the "#7 hottest MC" in their annual "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. On May 7, 2012 Mill released the second installment to his Dreamchasers series. The mixtape features guest appearances from Drake, Jeremih, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and more. Mill has stated his favorite tracks off the tape are "Amen," "A1 Everything" and "Racked Up Shawty" with French Montana and Fabolous. Within six hours of its release on mixtape website DatPiff.com, Dreamchasers 2 was downloaded 1.5 million times. On May 10, it was announced Meek Mill signed with Roc Nation management.
On June 19, 2012, "Amen" - originally included on Dreamchasers 2, was released as the lead single from Mill's debut studio album. Before releasing his debut studio album Dreams & Nightmares, Mill received co-signs from both Mariah Carey and Nas, with him appearing on Carey's 2012 single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" and the latter stating, "I got my eyes on him. He's the next one to take this shit over." The album was released on October 30, 2012. Following an album release party in Philadelphia, Mill was detained by Philadelphia police after a car in which he was riding in was pulled over. No charges were filed, and Mill was released from custody. The album debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 165,000 copies. In its second week the album sold 41,000 more copies dropping 6 spots on the chart to number 8.
2013-present: Dreamchasers 3 and Dreams Worth More Than Money
Mill released the third installment of the Dreamchasers series, Dreamchasers 3. The mixtape featured guest appearances from Rick Ross, Akon, Future, Waka Flocka Flame, Wale, Trina and Jadakiss among others. The mixtape was scheduled to be released on May 6, 2013. However, he announced that it would be pushed back, eventually to be released on September 29, 2013. He was produced by the famous French producer DIZPMUSIC for Dreamchasers 3 . In November 2013, Mill announced that he was half-way finished with his second studio album, which is due for release in 2014. On March 8, 2014, Mill announced that the album would be titled Dreams Worth More Than Money.
Dream Chasers Records
On October 26, 2012, Meek Mill announced the creation of his own record label, Dream Chasers Records with the flagship artists being Louie V Gutta, Lee Mazin and Goldie. In early 2013 he also signed 17 year old Louisiana rapper Lil Snupe moments after hearing his demo. The label has since released mixtapes by Louie V. Gutta and Lil Snupe.
On June 20, 2013 Dream Chasers artist Lil Snupe was murdered at an apartment building in Winnfield, Louisiana by two gunshots to the chest. A warrant was issued for 36 year-old Tony Holden in connection with the shooting. Holden was on the run from police for four days before turning himself in to authorities.
In 2008, Mill was arrested, convicted of drug dealing and gun possession and was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison. Mill was released during the early portion of 2009 under a five year parole agreement. In December 2012, Mill was found to have violated his probation in failing to stop scheduling performances to allow for a reinstatement of his travel permit. The judge revoked Mill's travel permit.
In May 2013, Mill was found to have violated his probation and was ordered to take etiquette classes. The violation was a failure to report travel plans as required and included notes that his social media postings had resulted in death threats to the judge, Assistant District Attorney (ADA) and probation office on the case. In requiring the classes and stressing the requirement to report travel, the judge noted, "You need to try to get this right next time." In June 2013, the court noted that Mill continually failed to report his travel plans. The judge established an August deadline for the classes, noting that Mill has "a lot of issues" and that the classes would provide him with a "big-picture perspective" as to his personal and professional actions. The judge stated the classes were "more important than any concerts he might have." Of the requirement to provide travel plans to his probation officer, Mill complained, "You just gonna miss money all day." The ADA explained that it was a consequence of being on probation.
On July 11, 2014, Mill had his probation revoked due to the Philadelphia District Attorney feeling his behavior while on parole was questionable. He was sentenced to three to six months in jail.
On December 2, 2014, Mill was released from prison early from his sentence.
Following the release of the lead single for Dreams & Nightmares, entitled "Amen", Philadelphia area pastor Rev. Jomo K. Johnson called for a boycott of Mill due to the lyrical content of "Amen". In a statement, he said that, "As a hip-hop fan, I want to encourage every rap fan in Philadelphia who is a believer in Jesus Christ, to boycott Meek Mill until he acknowledges this blatant disrespect. And being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek's 'hood pass' until this happens." On July 17, in an interview on the BET show 106 & Park, Mill stated, "I don't think no preacher or no church approves of any type of rap music—because rap music, period, is a lot of bad stuff said. But at the end of the day, it's real life. And me, I wasn't trying to disrespect no religion or anything like that."
Feud with Cassidy
A feud started between Meek Mill and fellow Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, when Mill offered to battle several underground rappers including Cassidy. Cassidy would later accept the challenge, adding "if the money was right". They participated in a short "twitter beef", after which Cassidy released "The Diary of a Hustla", which was originally thought to be a diss track towards Mill. This was later refuted by Cassidy. They both asked $100,000 each for the battle to take place. However after Meek Mill dissed Cassidy's song "Condom Style" (a remake of Psy's "Gangnam Style") Cassidy released a formal diss track towards Mill with "Me, Myself & iPhone". Afterwards, Meek Mill responded with the diss track "Repo", which Mill later said would be the final diss record he would release against Cassidy. Cassidy later said the feud was not personal, saying it was all in the spirit of hip hop. On January 6, 2013 Cassidy released a 10 minute long diss response titled "Raid". Eight months later, on September 5, 2013 Meek Mill released another diss record towards Cassidy, titled "Kendrick You Next", where he raps over the speculated diss by The Notorious B.I.G. "Who Shot Ya". This is despite the fact he said "Repo" would be his final diss record. Three days later, Cassidy released a diss record titled "Catch A Body", as a response.
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Lil Uzi Vert is one of the bright faces coming up in hip-hop. The North Philly native's rapid fire delivery fits his stage name perfectly. Backed by Don Cannon and DJ Drama, the wild rapper is now trying to take trap music to another level. And after proclaiming his love for Dej Loaf on wax and making a song about her, Lil Uzi Is working on new music and a new tape 'Luv Is Rage'.
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Solána Imani Rowe (born November 8, 1990), known professionally by SZA (; short for either "Sovereign Zig-Zag Allah" or "Savior Zig-Zag Allah"), is an American R&B singer-songwriter. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey. In October 2012, Rowe self-released her debut EP, See.SZA.Run, which she then followed up with her second EP, titled S, in April 2013. In July 2013, it was revealed that she had signed to the hip hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment, through which she released Z, her third EP and first retail release, in April 2014.
SZA's debut studio album, Ctrl, was released on June 9, 2017, to universal acclaim from music critics. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard Top 200 and spawned the platinum-certified singles "The Weekend" and "Love Galore", which features rapper Travis Scott. Ctrl received several Grammy Award nominations, including Best Urban Contemporary Album.
SZA is a neo soul singer whose music has been described as alternative R&B, with elements of soul, hip hop, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, witch house and chillwave. Rowe's lyrics are described as "unravelling", that revolve around themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment. SZA cites a variety of artists as influences, including Ella Fitzgerald, Meelah, Björk, Jamiroquai, and Lauryn Hill, among others. SZA also takes influence from non-musical artists, including filmmaker Spike Lee.
SZA was born on November 8, 1990, in St. Louis, Missouri, before later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey, where she was raised. Her father was an executive producer at CNN, while her mother was an executive at AT&T. Rowe was born to a Christian mother and a Muslim father. She was raised as an "Orthodox Muslim", and has an older half-sister, Tiffany Daniels. She attended a "Muslim Prep-School" every day after her "Regular School". Rowe attended Columbia High School, where she was very active in sports, including gymnastics and cheerleading. However, due to the September 11 attacks, Rowe was subjected to bullying, leading her to stop wearing her hijab. SZA continues to practice Islam. As a high school sophomore, she was ranked among the best gymnasts in the United States.
After graduating from high school, Rowe later went to Essex County College to study liberal arts. She eventually dropped out and took random jobs in order to make money. Rowe formed her stage name from the Supreme Alphabet, taking influence from rapper RZA, the last two letters in her name stand for Zig-Zag and Allah, while the first letter Rowe says can mean either savior or sovereign.
2011–14: Career beginnings and EPs
SZA first met members of Top Dawg Entertainment during the CMJ 2011, when her boyfriend's clothing company sponsored a show in which Kendrick Lamar was performing. Her early music was given to TDE president Terrence "Punch" Henderson, who liked the material and stayed in touch with her. SZA's early music was recorded with her friends and neighbors in which they "stole a bunch of beats off the Internet". On October 29, 2012, SZA self-released her debut EP See.SZA.Run.
On April 10, 2013, SZA released her second EP, S, which was met with positive reviews from music critics. SZA promoted the extended play with the release of a music video for the song "Ice Moon", directed by Lemar & Dauley. On July 14, 2013, it was announced that Top Dawg had signed SZA. In October 2013, SZA went on a four show tour with Swedish band Little Dragon; starting on October 17 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles and ending on October 24 at the Music Hall of Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY.
In December 2013, SZA released the song "Teen Spirit" which was followed by the release of a remix featuring American rapper 50 Cent, along with a music video directed by APLUSFILMZ. In 2014, SZA featured on a variety of songs from her label-mates albums including two songs for Isaiah Rashad's debut EP Cilvia Demo as well as featuring on Schoolboy Q debut studio album Oxymoron.
On March 26, 2014, R&B artist SZA released the single "Child's Play" featuring Chance the Rapper and produced by Dae One & XXYYXX. Her debut studio EP, titled Z, was released on April 8, 2014 and was preceded by the release of the lead single, "Babylon", which was accompanied with a music video directed by APLUSFILMZ. To promote Z, SZA performed at several performance showcases at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. SZA made her chart debut in the UK, where Z charted at number thirty two, on the R&B Charts, during the week ending April 19, 2014. Z debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number thirty nine, selling 6,980 copies in its opening week; the album also peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B chart.
In May 2014, SZA announced she was planning to embark on an local tour and also began recording her third EP entitled A. In July 2014, SZA featured on Kitty Cash's single "Moodring". Later that month, SZA released a collaboration with Jill Scott called "Divinity". On July 11, 2014, SZA released a video for her song "Julia" from Z. In early October, Jhene Aiko tweeted SZA, which led to speculation that the two would be working together; however on October 23, 2014, Aiko announced that she would be headlining a tour entitled "Enter The Void tour" which would be supported by SZA and The Internet. The tour began on December 12 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. On November 18, 2014, SZA released a song called "Sobriety".
In September 2014, SZA revealed that A, initially planned as a third EP, would instead be released as her debut studio album. Whilst working on her debut album, SZA began writing songs for other artists including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. Along with Rihanna and Tyran Donaldson, SZA co-wrote a song entitled "Consideration", which was featured on Rihanna's eighth studio album Anti (2016); besides writing, SZA was also featured on the track. SZA later performed "Consideration" with Rihanna live for the first time at the 2016 Brit Awards on February 24, 2016.
In January 2017, SZA announced her debut album would be titled Ctrl, instead of A. Also that month, she performed the lead single from Ctrl, titled "Drew Barrymore", on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. On April 28, 2017, SZA announced that she had signed her first major-label recording contract with RCA Records. On June 9, 2017, SZA released her debut album, Ctrl, to universal acclaim from music critics, scoring an 86 out of 100 rating on Metacritic. Ctrl debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, with 60,000 album-equivalent units, of which 25,000 were pure album sales; the album was supported by several singles, including "Love Galore", which peaked in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified platinum. Ctrl was ranked as the best album of 2017 by Time.
On July 5, 2017, SZA announced an official North American headlining concert tour titled Ctrl the Tour, to further promote the album. The tour began on August 20, 2017, in Providence, Rhode Island, at Fête Music Hall, and is scheduled to conclude on December 22, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at The Fillmore Philadelphia. Despite there being no European leg of the tour, on July 10, 2017, American singer and rapper Bryson Tiller announced that SZA would be opening for the European portion of his Set It Off Tour in support of his studio album True to Self from October 17, 2017, to November 30, 2017, separate from SZA's tour.
In August 2017, SZA collaborated with American pop rock band Maroon 5 on their single "What Lovers Do" from their sixth studio album. The following month SZA released a song entitled "Quicksand", which appeared on the soundtrack for HBO's Insecure, and, alongside Khalid and Post Malone, was featured on the remix version of Lorde's single "Homemade Dynamite", from her second studio album Melodrama. Also in 2017, SZA announced that she had been working on a joint album with Mark Ronson and Tame Impala.
On November 28, 2017, SZA received five Grammy nominations including one for Best New Artist. She received the most nominations of any female artist for the 2018 Awards and was the fourth most nominated artist in total. On December 9, 2017, SZA appeared on Saturday Night Live, the performance received critical acclaim for its power and a new verse she added to her song "Love Galore" in the absence of Travis Scott.
SZA vocal style has been described as taking on the "lilt" of a jazz singer. According to Marissa G. Muller of Rolling Stone magazine, Rowe's vocals alternate between a "vapory husk and a sky-high falsetto". Jordan Sargent of Pitchfork magazine labelled Rowe's vocals as being "chillwave" and "ethereal". SZA disputes her music being labelled as hip-hop, R&B and pop, stating she often listens to a variety of music including Stevie Nicks, classical jazz, folk, and rap. Further, she said: "when you try to label it [her music], you remove the option for it to be limitless. It diminishes the music."
SZA musical style has been described as "alt R&B". SZA songs are built over "layers of sliced, delayed, and reversed vocals" and contains "twists and mutates". Reggie Ugwu from Billboard magazine finds her musical style to feature an "agnostic utopia dripping with mood", that straddles the "line between minimalist R&B, '80s synth pop and soul". Rowe's music is primarily PBR&B and neo-soul, but has been noted for taking influences from a broad variety of genres including soul, hip hop, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, ethereal R&B, witch house and chillwave elements. Michael Madden described SZA's musical genre as being "agnosticism corresponds", noting that her work is not just one style of music and is versatile, noting the musical style is not just "R&B, pop, soul, or one thing at all".
SZA began writing songs due to being "passionate" about writing, and enjoyed poetry; when writing lyrics, SZA "freestyles" them in order to express whatever comes to her "mind", noting that it does not always make sense to herself. Thematically, SZA's work contains "unravelling lyrics", that touch upon themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment.
SZA listens to Ella Fitzgerald for vocal influence, and has said that Lauryn Hill is one of her personal influences. SZA also cites a wide range of musical artists as influences, including Meelah, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, LFO, Macy Gray, Common, Björk, Jamiroquai, and "a lot of Wu, Nas, Mos Def, Hov". Speaking on her influences, SZA said:
[My] personal influences came from dancing with American Ballet Theatre and doing pieces to Björk [music]. That's the only time I had really any outside influence to music. So, the people that I fell in love with on a musical level were always much older. Jamiroquai is just, like, the shit for me."
During an interview, SZA said she is less inspired by strictly music, and more inspired by creating art in general; she has looked up to people who were not "typical artists" including her "favorite gymnast, ice-skater, saxophonist, painter, or movie director," continuing to say she was particularly inspired by film director Spike Lee. During an interview with W, SZA spoke on her style influences, saying a large amount of her style inspiration comes from movies, including Wes Anderson films, praising his use of "pantone color palette" and that she "would love to dress like a character from Moonrise Kingdom. Or perhaps Bill Murray in The Life Aquatic."
SZA, her music, and her image have been compared to neo-soul artists Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. SZA's hair became a point of interest during the early stages of her career and she discussed it in interviews with Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. During her performances, SZA tends to wear "free-flowing" clothes that are easy to move around in and has also been known to wear pajamas or baggy clothing onstage. SZA is known as TDE's first female signee and first singer, which also drew attention during the early stages of her career; Rowe described this attention as "uncomfortable."
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Philadelphia-born rapper, singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and producer Bri Steves quietly grinded, teaching herself to play piano, engineer and produce, ultimately igniting a competitive bidding war, and thus landed a deal with Atlantic Records solely based on the strength of her ability to spit, powerhouse voice and confessional songwriting.Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xF24lvvsAt6J7bIjvfn7A/about