New SZA Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-11-08-sza-the-weekend-ctrl

SZA Earns Her Second Platinum Single From Gold-Certified ‘Ctrl’ Debut [Feature ]

SZA's "The Weekend," the ThankGod4Cody-produced third single off her acclaimed debut Ctrl, has officially been certified Platinum by the RIAA. "The Weekend" becomes the second single from SZA's... Read More

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Did SZA Sit on ‘Ctrl’ Too Long? “It Was Better a Year and a Half Ago” [Feature ]

After a lengthy delay and several retirement threats, SZA's debut album, Ctrl, was released earlier this year.  Currently, the album holds a score of 86 on Metacritic, meaning it's one of the most acclaimed... Read More

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20 Best Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of 2017 (So Far), Ranked (Pt. 2) [Feature ]

Now eight-plus months through the calendar year, it's time for a part two in our quest to highlight the very best hip-hop and R&B albums of 2017. Following our first Best of 2017 installment, which we published... Read More

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Report Card: Sam Smith Serenades, Young Thug Breathes Fire, SZA’s Sweeter Than Candy [Feature ]

There is simply too much music and not enough hours. Attempting to cover every notable and great album is difficult enough, but reviewing every notable and great song is simply impossible. Instead of a futile attempt at... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar Calls SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ Album a “Masterpiece” (It Is) [Feature ]

This Sunday, August 27, TDE songstress SZA will compete with five artists, including Khalid, Kodak Black and Young M.A, for the title of MTV's Best New Artist at this year's Video Music Awards. In advance of the... Read More

2017-08-03-sza-isaiah-rashad-tde-tough-love

SZA, Isaiah Rashad & the Benefits of TDE’s Tough Love [Feature ]

I can’t speak for every creative type out there, but for many of us, the blessing of being creatively proficient comes with the curse of never knowing when enough is enough. That same spark that makes us create in the... Read More

2017-07-31-sza-on-ctrl-follow-up

“I’ll Probably Be Done In the Next Six Months”: SZA on ‘Ctrl’ Follow-Up [Feature ]

If it was up to SZA, we might still not have her critically-acclaimed debut album, Ctrl. In a new interview with The Guardian, the TDE songstress revealed that she had a very difficult time finalizing the album—that... Read More

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Beat Break: Cam O’bi Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs [Feature ]

Cam O’bi might just be the most soulful producer in rap right now (all due respect to 9th Wonder, Terrace Martin and Jake One). A student of J Dilla, Dr. Dre and, above all, The Neptunes, the 27-year-old Las Vegas... Read More

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“They Own Everything & Got a 70/30 Split”: Jimmy Iovine On SZA’s Favorable Record Deal [Feature ]

For two years, SZA and her fans publicly chided Top Dawg for not releasing her debut, but while the label was working behind-the-scenes with the St. Louis-born, New Jersey-raised artist to craft what would become... Read More

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“I Don’t See Myself”: How SZA Helped Me Face My Buried Insecurities [Feature ]

I got my first glimpse of SZA in 2015. I was attending Sweetlife Festival in Maryland primarily to see Kendrick Lamar, but I told my friends we had to go see this girl “S-Z-A.” “It’s... Read More

2017-06-15-sza-mushrooms-block

SZA Credits Mushrooms With Helping Her Overcome a Creative Block [Feature ]

When I reached the age where drugs were unavoidable, my parents had a pretty lenient and informed policy. As long as my grades didn’t suffer, anything that grew out of the ground was probably OK in moderation. Of... Read More

2017-06-13-tde-is-the-best-label

Family Business: Why TDE Is the Best Label to Become an Artist [Feature ]

These days, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul spend basically all their time together, but the quartet didn't grow up friends. They didn't meet at school. They'd all been working on rap music... Read More

2017-06-09-sza-ctrl-album-review

SZA ‘Ctrl’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

When I was introduced to Frank Ocean, it was the imagery of “Novacane” that caused the world to briefly stand still. He drew me in from the first Viagra popped and didn’t cease captivation until that... Read More

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SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ Album Has a “Dream” Feature From Pharrell [Feature ]

Earlier this week, SZA shared the tracklisting for her long-awaited debut album Ctrl, which includes exciting collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, James Fauntleroy and Travis Scott (“Love... Read More

2017-06-06-sza-ctrl-production

Meet All 10 Producers on SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ Album [Feature ]

TDE songstress SZA is gearing up to finally release her formal debut album, Ctrl, this Friday, June 9. Earlier this week, RCA Records, in partnership with TDE, unveiled the full tracklist for Ctrl, which boasts guest... Read More

2017-05-03-sza-thanks-travis-scott

SZA Thanks Travis Scott for “Being Committed to Freedom of Sound” [Feature ]

We still don't have our hands on a confirmed release date for SZA's forthcoming, supremely-delayed debut, CTRL—though, I have been told by several sources it will arrive next month—but last week, the TDE... Read More

2017-04-27-sza-love-galore-video

SZA Hires a Hitman to Kill Travis Scott in New “Love Galore” Video [Feature ]

For as many fans who lost their shit over TDE’s announcement of Kendrick’s fourth album DAMN. a few weeks back, there seems to be a nearly equal portion of the online community that would like nothing more... Read More

2017-03-09-sza-offers-a-psa

SZA Offers a PSA: “Lean is Not a Wave,” But Will Rap Ever Stop Glorifying It? [Feature ]

For as long as hip-hop has been around, drugs have always been a topic of conversation among rap artists. But over the years that conversation has shifted from selling drugs to taking them. Instead of hearing tales of... Read More

2017-03-06-sza-stumbling-into-a-career-in-music

“I Never Wanted to Do Music”: SZA on Stumbling Into Her Career [Feature ]

As promising of a talent as SZA has become, you might think she’s been grinding her entire life away to earn her spot both on the TDE roster and in the hearts of a constantly swelling fan base, but you’d be... Read More

2017-02-02-sza-ctrl-coming-soon

SZA’s ‘CTRL’ Won’t Be Released Friday, But It’s Coming “Very Soon” [Feature ]

On January 13, SZA unveiled her brand new single, "Drew Barrymore," made her late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and announced the title (CTRL) of her forthcoming studio debut. Then on January 23, the TDE songstress sat... Read More

2017-01-23-sza-the-art-of-control

SZA, Drew Barrymore & The Art of Control [Feature ]

She’s backstage, getting ready for her first performance on national television. Hair and makeup accentuate her natural beauty, giving her a look that’s part ‘90s grunge and part Diana Ross. She takes her... Read More

2017-01-13-sza-debut

SZA Debuts New Single, Reveals Title of Her Forthcoming Debut [Feature ]

Our long national nightmare is over. Just as TDE head honcho Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith promised at the end of December, SZA's long-delayed debut will kick off TDE's 2017 release schedule. On Thursday evening... Read More

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SZA’s Debut is on TDE’s 2017 Release Schedule, She Doesn’t Have to Quit [Feature ]

By October of this year, it was obvious that both fans of SZA and the singer herself had grown weary of the wait for her debut project, a hunger that was being exacerbated by album releases from nearly all of... Read More

2016-11-30-sza-should-quit-music

Maybe SZA Should Quit Music [Feature ]

About two months ago SZA issued a relatively common threat among musicians. No, it wasn't a threat, it was a declaration. The first lady of TDE quit, telling label head Punch that he was free to do with her... Read More

2016-10-03-sza-quit-music

“I Actually Quit”: SZA Wants to Walk From TDE Over Album Delay [Feature ]

Top Dawg Entertainment is having an excellent 2016. The west-coast label has brought us Kendrick’s Untitled Unmastered, ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face, and Isaiah Rashad’s The Sun’s Tirade―three albums... Read More

2016-05-19-tde-sza-appreciation

TDE is Rap’s Best Label, But SZA’s the One I’m Listening To [Feature ]

There's a difference between theory and reality.  In theory if you had asked me to rank the TDE artists I was most excited to hear new music from, SZA likely would have been an afterthought. My brain would have... Read More

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Jay Rock - Easy Bake ft. Kendrick Lamar & SZA [Stream]

As we continue to wait (im)patiently for Jay Rock‘s forthcoming 90059 album, or at least for news concerning a finalized release date, a new offering from the LP has hit the ‘net. Produced by ThankGod4Cody, The... Read More

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SZA - Sobriety [Stream]

Yesterday, TDE‘s songbird SZA assisted Willow Smith on the stunning 9, and today she returns with the brand new Sobriety. The song is magnificent, SZA sings about aliens, family woes, and a problem plaguing most... Read More

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Willow Smith ft. SZA - 9 [Stream]

This year we realized that Jaden Smith is slowly becoming a note-worthy rapper, but he isn’t the only Smith going through an artistic puberty. His younger sister, Willow Smith, has evolved beyond whipping her hair, and... Read More

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SZA - Julia / (Tender) [Stream]

Lately, SZA has been an almost constant presence on our pages. Two days ago, the TDE singer drpoped off compilation single Mood Rings, and just this morning she returned with a follow-up in the Jill Scott-assisted Divinity.... Read More

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SZA & Jill Scott - Divinity [Stream]

Just two short days after donning her Mood Ring on a Booth-approved single off DJ Kitty Cash‘s next compilation, TDE songstress SZA is back on our front page with another fresh record—and this time she’s got... Read More

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SZA - Moodring [Stream]

Feeling a little bit red (anxious) today? Looking to move a little bit toward the cooler side of the color spectrum? Just slip on SZA‘s Moodring and, before long, you’ll be a pleasant sky blue—that is, relaxed.... Read More

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SZA ft. Isaiah Rashad - Warm Winds [Stream]

What? A week after the release of SZA‘s Top Dawg debut EP, you still haven’t copped the set? I’mma go ahead and assume that you just forgot the project had dropped—in which case, this freshly released... Read More

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SZA - Z EP [Album]

A few years ago, a girl with a free-flowing mound of hair by the name of Solana Rowe was passing out t-shirts to the members of hip-hop’s hottest crew, Top Dawg Entertainment at a Kendrick Lamar concert. As an employee of... Read Full Review

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SZA ft. Kendrick Lamar - Babylon [Stream]

On her last solo feature, a March 2013 single off her S EP, singer/songwriter SZA took us on a trip to the ICE.MOON she visits whenever she feels the need to escape from prying eyes. The TDE signee’s latest feature... Read More

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The Thaw: A First Days of Spring Playlist ft. SZA, Allen Stone & More [Feature ]

In 2014 you're only a phone, some earbuds (a dope site like DJBooth) and a few clicks of a button away from literally being able to create and listen to the soundtrack of your life, as you live it. But finding that perfect... Read More

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SZA ft. Chance The Rapper - Childs Play [Stream]

For most rising artists, securing a guest 16 from an artist as in-demand as Chance the Rapper would be difficult and expensive. With SZA‘s clout and connects, however, it’s Childs Play. While this newly-released... Read More

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Nemo Achida ft. SZA - Show Me [Stream]

Last we heard from Locksmith Music signee Nemo Achida, on a January single off his next EP, he was looking forward to some Hands On interaction with a certain shawty. Luckily, his lust hasn’t overridden his desire to... Read More

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Isaiah Rashad ft. SZA - Ronnie Drake [Stream]

Fresh off celebrating his addition to the Top Dawg stable with a Jay Rock/ScHoolboy Q-assisted remix of recent single Shot You Down, Isaiah Rashad keeps it in the TDE family on his latest promo cut, Ronnie Drake.... Read More

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SZA - ICE.MOON [Stream]

As many of our readers observed when she made her first Booth appearance back in August of 2012, St. Louis chanteuse SZA makes the kind of music that can take you to another place. Having shown us around an undiscovered... Read More

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SZA - Teen Spirit [Stream]

Already home to some of the most buzzed-about emcees in the game, Top Dawg Entertainment is apparently fixing to branch out into the R&B arena. The label’s taken on a new “affiliate,” up-and coming songstress... Read More

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Sza - Country [Stream]

Update: Click “Watch Video” above to view the Country video. Mobile users can scroll down. St. Louis native SZA may consider herself a “small town suburbanite” with a love of all things Wu-Tang, but... Read More