Doja Cat has been prepping fans to get ready for her renaissance for quite some time now. She is ditching the radio-friendly sound (for the most part) and embracing a more “masculine direction,” according to Genius. She spoke with Variety about where she wanted to take this LP. “I also agree with everyone who said the majority of my rap verses are mid and corny… I wasn’t trying to prove anything I just enjoy making music but I’m getting tired of hearing y’all say that i can’t so I will.” Well, how did she deliver on that promise? We would say that mostly meets those expectations.
When Doja does, she really impresses and there are plenty of examples. The lead single “Attention” is one that boasts nice flows and bars about being unapologetic for her new style and musical approach. “F*** The Girls (FTG)” is another cut that displays these same qualities. But debatably the highest lyrical point on the record is “97.”