Top Dawg Entertainment is home to some of the finest talent in hip-hop. SZA, the only female on the label, is dropping her album, CTRL, this Friday, June 9th. But before the LP is available worldwide, she has shared a new song, “Doves In The Wind,” featuring her label mate, Kendrick Lamar. The two TDE artists have come together to offer us something special.
SZA opens the song with a savage tone, singing, “Real n-ggas do not deserve pussy.” She goes on to explain: “Meaning it’s more, you see right through walls / Ain’t talkin’ about pussy.” Her voice is raspy, sexy, and confident — as a boom bap beat rocks against psychedelic synths and vinyl distortion. The hook perfectly describes the downtempo instrumental, “Sit back and relax your mind, just ride, just ride.” Kung Fu Kenny comes in with intention to slay. The gifted rapper goes on to rip apart all the fakes with little mercy, “How many times she gotta tell you that dick is disposable? But if she fuck a young n-gga like me, it’s over for you.”
This isn’t the first time K.dot and SZA have teamed up. SZA’s previous mixtape, Z, featured the ominous “Bablyon” with a piercing verse from Lamar. SZA’s dreamy vocals blended with his spitfire flow make for an infectious contrast.
“Doves In The Wind” comes after a string of singles ahead of CTRL. Previously, the TDE artist shared “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott, “Drew Barrymore,” and “twoAM,” her rework of PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake’s “Come and See Me.” After her highly-anticipated album finally drops, TDE won’t be slowing down, either. ScHoolboy Q recently revealed during a live show that his Blank Face follow-up album will be arriving shortly after SZA’s album. All of this comes after Lamar’s DAMN. spent weeks at number one on the billboard. It’s good to be on Top. Order CTRL here .