Ever since Doja Cat took the music industry by storm (starting in 2014), it’s almost like she is a shark that smells blood and knows exactly when and how to execute properly. Through recent years, she has made a name for herself. Not only from her infectious music, but her bright and compelling personality. With both of those attributes intact, the Los Angeles rapper/singer has developed a fanbase similar to the fanbase of artists like Nicki Minaj (Barbz), Rihanna (Rihanna Navy), and Beyonce (The Beyhive) — meaning they will go to the moon and back for her at any given time. After having a quite successful few years in the industry, Doja Cat takes a trip to Planet Her on her third studio album.
Planet Her serves as the perfect follow up to her 2019 Gold certified album Hot Pink (that really should be platinum by now but that’s another story for another day). One highlight from the album is Doja Cat acknowledging the inevitable comparisons between herself and other female rappers, like Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, when she says, “Thank you, Nicki, I love you,” at the end of “Get Into It (Yuh).” While those artists’ influence is obvious on tracks such as “Payday” and “Ain’t Shit,” Doja Cat’s ability to flip effortlessly between the quick-tongued SoundCloud rapper and Grammy-approved artist sets her apart from the rest.
Doja previously told SZA in an interview for V Magazine that Planet Her is “giving divine feminine” while she spoke about artists that she collaborated with on the project — a list that includes Young Thug, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, J.I.D, and of course, SZA: “It’s people that I respect and I’m extremely excited about having on the album and it’s a full-circle moment for me, basically,” said Doja. “Just knowing that I have SZA on it is just sexy. It’s perfect. I feel confident. It doesn’t feel like something out of myself, you know? I feel like I’m doing what I want to do.”
If you’re reading this, tap in to Planet Her and be sure to add it to your playlist(s).