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Doechii Is The Latest Big Artist To Come Out Of Florida

I can’t be the only one obsessed with Doechii, one of the music industry’s newest and most exciting acts in the music industry. The 25-year-old It girl has completely blown away the internet with her unique sound and ability to sing and rap simultaneously. The Tampa, Florida native first created buzz in 2020 with “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,”  the breakout hit from her debut EP Oh The Places You’ll Go. 

In 2022, Doechii released her songs  “Crazy” and  “Persuasive,”  which quickly became crowd favorites. The latter was such a hit that SZA hopped on the remix, and the pair teamed up for a stunning video. Doechii hasn’t let her foot off the gas yet, as she’s collaborated with some of the most talented artists in the music industry, including Rico Nasty, Smino, and Rayvn Lenae. The rapper’s features have had fans in a chokehold as her unwavering talent builds anticipation for her next move (hopefully a new album!). 

In the meantime, we’ll just have to catch Doechii on the road as she opens for Doja Cat on the Scarlet Tour, which kicks off in San Francisco on Oct. 31. With the Scarlet Tour almost here, there is no better time than now to familiarize yourself with Doechii and her music. Here are a few interesting facts about the rising star. 

1. Doechii’s labelmate is SZA.

According to Billboard, Doechii is the first female rapper to sign with the Los Angeles-based record label Top Dog Entertainment, better known as TDE. She’s in great company, as her labelmates include SZA, Isaiah Rashad, and JID, just to name a few. Doechii said being TDE’s first female rapper is “A good pressure because … the next female rapper on TDE is going to look to me, look at the things I did and didn’t accomplish, and hopefully do better than me. That’s the point.” 

2. Doechii’s performed at Coachella. 

In April 2023, Doechii performed at Coachella, where fans learned of her ability to command the stage and captivate an audience. Doechii attributes a lot of her stage presence and love for performing to her high school. In an interview with Uproxx, Doechii said, “I went to a performing arts high school, a lot of my background came from just my experience and training there… It was like High School Musical.” 

3. Doechii has Beyoncé’s stamp of approval. 

During Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour stop in L.A. on Sept. 4, DJ Khaled opened up for the singer and gathered a few A-list acts, including Doechii, to perform on-stage.  During the show, Beyoncé gave the sweetest shoutout to Doechii, which went viral on Twitter. The rapper has been vocal about Beyoncé’s influence on her career. She’s even paid tribute to Beyoncé with her “American Has a Problem” freestyle and “Heated” cover at Coachella. 

4. Doechii is part of the LGBTQIA Community. 

Doechii first openly spoke about her sexuality on “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake.” In the song, she reintroduces herself, rapping, “Hi, my name’s Doechii with two I’s/…/I think I like girls, but I think I like men/ Doechii is a dick, I never fit in.” In an interview with GQ U.K. in 2022, Doechii said, “I always knew that I was queer and I was bisexual.” She explained how becoming comfortable with her sexuality took time, but she “embraced” it more once she made more queer and gay friends. “A lot of the LGBTQ community, especially the trans community, really embraced my sound for  “Yucky Blucky” and… people found a lot of empowerment behind it, which was cool,” she said.

5. Doechii’s no stranger to controversy. 

Doechii’s most recent and popular hit, “What It Is (Block Boy), ” received backlash from fans because it features Kodak Black, who has a controversial history. Since beginning her career, Doechii has fully embraced her Florida roots, which she shares with Kodak. Fans were not pleased with Doechii’s decision to feature Kodak Black, resulting in her indirectly releasing the solo version of “What It Is,” according to Uproxx. The R&B record charted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay list in June 2023. 

The sky is the limit for Doechii. Her career progression has been impressive to watch thus far, and she’s only getting started!

Rachel is a contributing writer for Her Campus under the Culture and Entertainment verticle. Her articles cover trending topics, including new releases, fan theories, and pop culture news. She has been a part of the Her Campus community since 2019, when she started as a charting member of the Her Campus St. John's University chapter. Rachel was also the chapter's President from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. As president, Rachel managed the divisions of the chapter, gave weekly updates on progress, and led chapter meetings and events. In 2021, Rachel graduated from St. John's with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. Rachel has freelanced in Digital Marketing and Copywriting since graduating. As an aspiring multi-media journalist, Rachel enjoys exercising her writing skills on various digital platforms. You can catch Rachel trying out new makeup trends on TikTok, watching her favorite shows, or listening to music in her free time. She is passionate about connecting with people through music, lifestyle, and cultural conversations.