SZA Inks Deal With Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q’s TDE, Release Two New Songs

Top Dawg Entertainment took to Twitter today (August 15th) to announce their new signee to the world — SZA — the label's first female signing. Attached to the announcement is a videoof SZA demonstrating her TDE pride (see below). As part of TDE, SZA joins the likes of Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul.

"I was raised on a lot of John Coltrane, Satchmo, Miles Davis, Billy Holiday, and Björk with an adult obsession of all things Wu-Tang," says SZA. "The one thing I've always admired is their ability to paint scenes with their sounds. When I write I usually let the beat saturate my mood and head space; that determines every scene and set design for any song, the rest is all secondary."

Before signing to TDE, SZA made her moves on the independent scene with EP releases "See.SZA.Run," in December 2012, and "S," in April of this year. Two new SZA songs hit SoundCloud last night to celebrate her new affiliation. Listen to the 80s reminiscent "Julia" and the smooth "Teen Spirit" below.