SZA

Jul
11
Video: SZA – ‘Julia / (Tender)’

SZA

Following her “Divinity” collaboration with Jill Scott, SZA brings more smooth vibes with the video for “Julia,” a cut off her Z EP.

TDE’s First Lady rides along the oceanside in the back seat of an old school Mercedes. She ends on the beach at night while a new song called “Tender” plays in the background.

See SZA showcase her effortless style.

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Apr
14
Video: SZA f/ Isaiah Rashad – ‘Warm Winds’

SZA

Fresh off the release of her EP Z, SZA liberates the video for “Warm Winds” featuring her Top Dawg labelmate Isaiah Rashad. In the grainy and artsy clip, which she directed with APLUS FILMZ, the first lady of TDE becomes one with nature, running through a field and walking down a deserted path as the wind blows through her hair.

In an interview with Vogue, the 24-year-old New Jersey native spoke about her stunning natural look.

“I grew up Muslim, and wore the hijab through middle school,” said SZA. “The only girl that I could look to for natural hair inspiration growing up was Lauryn Hill. I wanted dreads but my mom wanted me to wait until I was 16, by which time I didn’t want them anymore.”

Strike up SZA’s enchanting visuals below.

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Apr
7
New Music: SZA f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Babylon’

Z

Kendrick Lamar joins his TDE labelmate SZA on the album version of her song “Babylon,” for which she previously released a video. The Compton MC drops a dark verse over the ethereal song, produced by DJ Dahi.

SZA’s 10-track album Z hits iTunes on Tuesday featuring appearances from Isaiah Rashad and Chance the Rapper.

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Apr
3
Tracklisting: SZA – ‘Z’

Z

Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Isaiah Rashad have all had their turn. Now Top Dawg’s first lady SZA steps up to the plate with her album Z. The 10-track follow-up to last year’s S features appearances from her TDE brothers Kendrick and Isaiah, as well as Chicago MC Chance the Rapper (“Childs Play”).

Production comes courtesy of DJ Dahi, Emile Hayne, Marvin Gaye, and Mac Miller, who helmed two tracks.

“This is probably the hardest I’ve ever worked on anything in my entire life,” the New Jersey-raised singer told Rap-Up TV. “This might be the first thing I’ve ever been proud of—ever.”

Z arrives April 8 and is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

See the tracklisting below.

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Mar
25
New Music: SZA f/ Chance the Rapper – ‘Childs Play’

Z

SZA takes it nice and slow on “Childs Play” featuring Chance the Rapper. TDE’s first lady effortlessly coos over the tranquil beat, while the Chicago spitter vibes out with his rap-sung verse. The XXYYXX-produced song will appear on SZA’s album Z, which drops April 8.

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Mar
7
SZA Announces ‘Z’ Album, Debuts ‘Babylon’ Video

Z

With Isaiah Rashad and ScHoolboy Q out the gate, SZA is up next. On April 8, TDE’s First Lady will release her new album Z featuring “Julia” and the DJ Dahi-produced “Babylon,” which kicks off with an intro from Mac Miller.

In the accompany video, which she co-directed with APLUSFILMZ, the New Jersey songstress gets baptized, laying out her belongings before stripping down and taking a plunge in the lake.

“This is probably the hardest I’ve ever worked on anything in my entire life,” SZA told Rap-Up TV of Z. “This might be the first thing I’ve ever been proud of—ever.”

In anticipation of her upcoming album, she will perform at several showcases during SXSW in Austin, Texas, next week.

Witness SZA’s rebirth in the powerful video.

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Jan
25
Rap-Up TV: TDE’s SZA and Isaiah Rashad Talk Music, Kendrick, & Grammys

TDE’s newest signees SZA and Isaiah Rashad have been thrust into the spotlight since signing to the hip-hop label last year. Rap-Up TV caught up with the rising stars at “REVOLT Live” in Hollywood, where they shared details about their upcoming projects.

On Tuesday, Isaiah will drop his highly-anticipated album Cilvia Demo. “It’s pretty tight,” said the Chattanooga MC, while SZA was less modest.

“His project is amazing,” she said. “It’s probably one of the most inspiring pieces of work I’ve ever heard.”

The 14 tracks include collaborations with TDE’s own ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and two with SZA herself.

The New Jersey-raised songstress has her own project on the way. “This is probably the hardest I’ve ever worked on anything in my entire life,” she shared. “This might be the first thing I’ve ever been proud of—ever.”

They will be supporting their labelmate Kendrick Lamar at Sunday’s Grammys, where he has seven nominations.

So what can we expect from his performance with Imagine Dragons? “It’s amazing. It’s gonna be crazy, crazy,” said SZA.