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Everything You Didn’t Know About SZA & Where She’s From

I bet no one would have guessed SZA had only the slightest of interest in music before emerging as one of TDE’s newest signees, but it’s true! The songstress had dreams of becoming a dancer after being a gymnast for 13 years, but things evidently changed as her older brother pushed her to dive into a lane where he saw further potential. SZA jokingly admits he would “Joe Jackson” her by pushing SZA to exercise her voice and sing over MF Doom beats. SZA admits she’s the type of person that can’t excel when her heart isn’t isn’t something, but then again aren’t we all? Her love for music wasn’t always there, but it sure did grow. She reveals she went from “recording a song in an hour to taking multiple days to do a song.” Look at her now…

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JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitamin water® got an inside look at SZA’s musical growth since signing to Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE)—home of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and now Isaiah Rashad as well. The episode features footage from SZA’s performances in Made In America, advice from her label mates and more as she dive a little into her awkwardness and free spirit.

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