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Tkay Maidza

Sweet Justice

    Tkay Maidza, the first female rapper signed to 4AD, releases her highly anticipated new album, Sweet Justice.

    “I’m never choosing compliance,” a defiant Maidza utters ‘Ring-A-Ling’; a warning from the Zimbabwean-born, Australian-raised, Los Angeles-based rapper, singer and producer and a mantra for Sweet Justice. Produced by Two Fresh, Tkay says of ‘Ring-A-Ling’, “I wanted to make an empowering song that tells others that my biggest focus are my goals.”

    The result of a dark night of the soul—and ensuing epiphany—that led to a series of professional and personal reckonings, Sweet Justice isn’t a revenge album, but it does stem from a profound sense of karma. In a traditional sense, it’s a breakup record: about Tkay splitting off from her self-doubt and warped sense of self; the toxic figures that populated the last chapter of her life; and the idea that she should stick to any one lane.

    After severing ties with old friends, she found some new ones on the same creative wavelength: Canadian producers Stint and Kaytranada, and fellow Australian Flume, all of whom contribute production. Sweet Justice is an album that embodies the beautiful contradictions of Tkay’s art: it’s a coming-of-age record by someone who’s mastered the game; an album about karmic justice and accountability that’s bright, breezy and incredibly fun. In Tkay’s mind, it’s a rebirth album, a record about harnessing the feminine power that was innate in her the whole time.

    Tkay Maidza says, “Sweet Justice was a way for me to channel my emotions from what I’ve experienced in the last two years. It’s a diary of things and thoughts I’ve kept to myself. Making the record was a healing experience and I’m grateful to have worked with producers who have inspired me throughout my career.”



    TRACK LISTING

    1. Love And Other Drugs
    2. WUACV
    3. Out Of Luck (ft. Lolo Zouaï & Amber Mark)
    4. What Ya Know
    5. Won One
    6. Love Again
    7. WASP
    8. Ghost!
    9. Ring-a-Ling
    10. Free Throws
    11. Silent Assassin
    12. Our Way
    13. Gone To The West (ft. Duckwrth)
    14. Walking On Air

    Tkay Maidza

    Last Year Was Weird Vol. 3

    ARIA and BET nominated rapper and artist Tkay Maidza announces the highly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s ‘Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2’ (The Needle Drop’s #1 EP of the Year). ‘Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3’ is the final act of Tkay’s EP trilogy, featuring eight new songs produced by long-time collaborator Dan Farber.

    Tkay Maidza recently wrapped a stratospheric 2020 that propelled the Zimbabwe-born, Australia raised artist to new heights. From billboards in Times Square, to features in Pitchfork and Vogue and a placement on the FIFA Soundtrack, her ‘Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2’ EP presented a compelling new stride for the young artist whose craft spans genres. The ARIA-nominated EP for Best Soul/R&B Release received plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, Crack, The Guardian and PAPER.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Weird-ass alt-RnB that's so meta you'll believe you've handed in all your chips for bitcoins.

    TRACK LISTING

    Eden
    Onto Me (with UMI)
    So Cold
    Syrup
    Kim (with Yung Baby Tate)
    High Beams
    Cashmere
    Breathe

    Tkay Maidza

    Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2

      Tkay Maidza is a tour de force on her new EP Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2. Her sonic versatility takes centre stage on eight tracks that include spitfire summer anthem and lead single ‘Shook’, smooth boy-bye manifesto ‘Don’t Call Again (feat. Kari Faux)’ and trap-infused ‘Awake (feat. JPEGMAFIA)’, which was nominated for a 2019 ARIA award and earned a best of the decade nod from The Needle Drop, as well as praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, Dazed, Complex, and others. The EP follows 2018’s Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 1, which established her as an exciting voice in the new guard of hip-hop.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Millie says: This is GOLD. Tkay Maidza brings the good stuff, firey R&B and faultless vocal. She's about to stride into the fame she deserves, watch this space.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. My Flowers
      2. 24k
      3. Shook
      4. Awake (ft. JPEGMAFIA)
      5. Grasshopper
      6. You Sad
      7. PB Jam
      8. Don’t Call Again (ft. Kari Faux)


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