10 Things You Didn’t Know About Doja Cat

Things You Didn't Know About Doja Cat

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Doja Cat is an American rapper and singer known for her unique yet versatile style. She is also a songwriter and instrumentalist. She has been compared to artists such as Angel Haze, Kimya Dawson, and Fiona Apple. Doja Cat’s music falls under hip-hop and r&b, but she draws inspiration from indie pop and alternative rock.

Despite being born in Los Angeles, she spent most of her childhood living with family in the Bay Area before moving to LA for high school. She has had several creative outlets since early on, including poetry, music production, and drawing. Her first EP was released when she was 16 years old under the name Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini; it featured four songs that were self-produced by herself and collaborations with other artists like Johnnyswim The Soul Rebels Brass Band.

Her two most popular songs may differ from what you would expect to find if you were just listening by ear: ‘So High’ and ‘Mooo!’ Their respective titles and their music represent how far removed we’ve become from our food sources.

Doja Cat’s album, Amala, came out at the end of July of 2018. The album is uniquely structured with one track per day for five days of the week; each song references Hindu astrology, which Doja herself practices as a spiritual person. It features collaborations with 7 Skies and musicians, including Chuy Gomez of The Voice Mexico. It’s a great album from an exciting, dynamic young artist.

Doja Cat was done with her music career back in 2013 after pursuing the industry for about fifteen years. However, after getting out of this slump, she returned to social media and has since developed a huge following on YouTube due to her bizarre ‘Mooo!’ track. This song is unlike any others you might have heard of because it uses cows’ mooing noises as beatboxing sounds.

However, another one of Doja’s more popular songs is ‘So High,’ which also features sound effects. Rather than emphasizing them, they are instead turned down low to make room for Doja’s beautiful singing voice. The song is very easy to listen to and has also become popular with other musicians who have attempted track covers.

Doja Cat is certainly an artist worth keeping your eye on as she continues to develop as a musician and as someone who practices spirituality. It will be interesting to see where her career goes from here as she is one of the unique performers currently in the industry.

To know more about this young singer, here are 10 fun Things You Didn’t Know About Doja Cat:

# 1 -Doja Cat’s Real Name Is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini

Doja Cat” is her stage name; her real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini. She changed her last name because she didn’t want others to know about her family background while trying to get famous.

# 2 – Where Doja Cat got her name

Doja cat got her name from a character in the movie Archangel’s because she liked how it sounded when her manager said it. She added the doja part to remember where she was coming from musically.

# 3 – She Has Her own Record Label

Doja Cat is one of the few female artists who own their record label: her “Fool’s Gold Records” is co-owned with Nick Sylvester and released her debut album, “Amala,” in June 2017. So far, other artists on this label are Brent Faiyaz and Smerz.

# 4 –  She has received many comparisons to Miley Cyrus

Her music has featured themes about sex, drugs, partying, violence and relationships. Doja Cat has been compared often to Miley Cyrus due to her racy image, including wearing revealing outfits and provocatively licking donuts during concerts. She says the sexualization of women in the media made her experiment with this persona. Although one may want to take notice that Miley Cyrus has once again changed her image and now leans further aways from the shock persona from a few years ago.

# 5 -Doja Cat went to Junior High School in Los Angeles, California.

Doja Cat studied linguistics and Sanskrit before dropping out due to depression and drug addiction. She claims that she dropped out because she couldn’t learn Sanskrit, but whatever she had interfered with her college career.

# 6 – Her song “Mooo!” has been turned into a meme

Doja Cat’s “Mooo!” has been turned into a meme for people who are tired of arguing with others on the internet. Also, it is used as an expression of frustration towards people who do not agree with someone’s opinion on something.

# 7 – Doja Cat has stated that her biggest influences are Nelly Furtado and Sade

It’s very interesting to hear in her music of Doja Cat, the rhythms and vocals phrases that Doja Cat has taken from the brilliant Sade and the very cool Nelly Furtado.

# 8 – Doja Cat has a very cool hip best friend

Doja Cat is best friends with fellow musician The Garden (Larkin Poe). The Garden even dedicated her song “Daddy” to Doja Cat when she played it at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.

# 9 – Hold The cucumbers

Doja Cat hates cucumbers. Her song “Mooo!” was created after someone put a cucumber in her sandwich, which she then threw away and started yelling into a mic right afterward.

# 10 -Doja Cat has stated that one of the goals for her career is to work with Paul Simon

Who wouldn’t want to work with Paul Simon. It’s pretty obvious from Doja Cat’s comments on who she would love to collaborate with that she has really good taste in music.


Doja Cat is a musician who has been making waves in the music industry since she first started releasing content. She’s got some interesting insights on her experiences, and we can’t wait to see what she does next. As an artist that values artistic expression over everything else, even success or money, you can be sure that this woman will continue making music for a long time to come.

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