August 14, 2022

Rap Music of the Week breaks down your must-hear hip-hop tracks each Friday. Try the total playlist right here. This week, Doechii faucets Rico Nasty for her new monitor “Swamp Bitches.”


Doechii has been positioned to be the subsequent one up from Prime Dawg Leisure after being chosen for the 2022 XXL Freshman Class. Boxing within the Tampa native as a rapper can be downplaying her skills, nevertheless, as a result of she is simply as snug with the flirtatious singing on tracks like her SZA collab “Persuasive” as she is with delivering hard-hitting bars on “Bitch I’m Good.”

Each tracks seem on Doechii’s new EP, she / her / black bitch, which opens with the Rico Nasty collaboration “Swamp Bitches.” In probably the most spectacular show of her rapping abilities up to now, Doechii kicks the monitor off with snarling bars about her come-up (“Doechii backside feeder to Doechii the Don Diva”) earlier than switching to a better vocal tone and ripping the beat to shreds with a motor-mouthed stream.

Whereas paying tribute to forebears like fellow Floridian Trina and weaving in name-drops starting from the Beatles and John Cena to Casio and SpaghettiOs, Doechii bounces off Kal Banx’s beat, which gives her the chance to breathe with sinister guitar breakdowns.

All of it serves as the right handoff for Rico. Following Doechii’s lead, the Maryland rapper embraces the chance to laser concentrate on her rhymes, popping off on haters with reckless abandon whereas taking a second to benefit from the luxuries music has afforded her. Maybe the very best line is a humble brag of types: “Bought warmth wit’ the Rico, that bitch began singin’ like she was on Glee.”

Although she / her / black bitch solely incorporates 5 tracks — two of which have been beforehand launched as singles — the venture is a robust show of the multi-faceted artistry that led to Doechii being signed to TDE. It’s additionally simply sufficient to depart followers begging for extra. Contemplating the tempo at which she’s put out music since formally signing to TDE in March, they probably gained’t have to attend too lengthy for a full-length launch.


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