GEN Z FAVORITES: DOJA CAT!
Following the release of her sophomore record Hot Pink, Doja Cat has finally achieved her long-overdue acclaim and popularity. This was due to one of the songs on the album, Say So, going viral on TikTok.
Born in 1995 in LA Doja Cat, Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamin to be accurate – yes, we are shook as well – is one of the most interesting and well-known names of our day, especially among gen Z. But what is all the hype really about? What made her so famous among the younger generation?
First of all, let’s look into her background, Doja Cat grew up with dance and music and when the teenage years began, she started to get closer and closer with her artistic side. Doja, who started her career by sharing her home-recorded songs on Soundcloud, released her first album called “Purrr!” when she was only 17! Although this mini album released in 2014 did not quite meet the expectations of fame, she then started to advance rapidly in her music career after the release of her second album ‘Amala’ in 2018.
Probably, the most important track of “Amala” that introduced Doja Cat to fame is “Mooo!” In other words, contrary to what most people think, she started to become popular before the ‘Hot Pink’ album, which is now one of the hottest albums right now. Doja gained incredible momentum on the internet thanks to both Mooo’s (as befits the name) lyrics talking about being a literal cow and her homemade music video. Both the song and the music video were highly acclaimed by names such as Chris Brown and Katy Perry for having a sense of humor and style that has never been seen in any artist before. Saying that her music style was shaped with inspiration from artists such as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Black Eyed Peas, what made Doja different was precisely the sense of humor in “Mooo!”.
After her 2019 album ‘Hot Pink’ was released, Doja has become one of the most well-known rap / hip-hop artists today, primarily thanks to TikTok and the internet. Her songs ‘Say So’ and ‘Streets’ are literally still a sensation on the internet. She continues to grow her already wide fan base thanks to her collaborations with names like City Girls, SZA, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande.
It’s not just the songs and viral TikTok dances that made Doja get the reputation she has today, but the sense of humor she has which she can reflect very well. As we can tell from songs like “Mooo!”, she is not an artist who takes herself very seriously and this is exactly why she is relatable to Gen Z. Even those who do not like her music understand how sincere and candid Doja really is while watching her live videos and Twitch streams, laughing at her jokes and enjoying her humor, and that is why we can’t stop ourselves from loving her. After all, she is an artist who dominates the internet for young people who were born into the internet, and we’re in love with her!