It has recently come to my attention that not everyone has jump on the SZA train. Who is SZA you may be asking? (And no, not RZA lol, but SZA)
She is the first lady of TDE (Top Dawg Ent.), the label that houses Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q, Ab-Soul and more. With a line up like this beside her, you know she has to be something crazy! And amazing!
I'd say most people first hopped on her wave when her "Love Galore" video with Travis Scott dropped. Her sexy, unbothered, and honest way of music had a lot of us won over to her side. Now ladies, this is a woman we must protect! With songs like "Drew Barrymore" and "Broken Clocks", she speaks right from our hearts, I promise you. R&B may be coming back with a little change in sound. With artists like SZA, Jhene Aiko and Rihanna, I have faith. If you are just now catching wind of her this year, like myself, you have a little catching up to do. I suggest you listen to her past EPs, See.SZA.Run, S, and, Z. She has also worked with artist like Chance the Rapper, 50 Cent and Isaiah Rashad. Co-writing and being featured on "Consideration", a song on Rihanna's Anti album. Who else has she written for? Nicki Minaj and Beyonce with "Feeling Myself". In April, she announced signing a new contract with RCA.
SZA is only 26-years-old coming out of Jersey. She signed to TDE in 2013, after which she released her third EP, Z. She did go to college wanting to be a marine biologist (yasss sis!), she attended 3 colleges, but says in her freshman year she "got high and failed out", which I'm sure some people can relate to lol
She was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing her new singles and announced her debut album, Ctrl, which will be out on June 9th!