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TDE has made a few cosmetic changes in recent weeks, beginning with the signing of songstress, SZA. We caught up with her at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards to discuss how it felt to join the West Coast label, her upcoming project, Z, and more.

“Honestly [it’s] a blessing. Like it’s literally the craziest thing that could ever happen to me,” SZA said. Not quite sure if the New Jersey by way of St. Louis native can be categorized as strictly R&B, but she definitely lacks the hubris of certain female counterparts.

Instead, she shies away from the spotlight and lets her music do the talking. And while the songbird is currently a stranger to most, she revealed that her next body of work is complete. “is done — the next project is done — and I’m working on some cool features that I wish I could say.”

And so it seems that SZA’s career will see a jolt in upward mobility much like her Top Dawg brothers.

As we anxiously await Z, get an early look at a face you’ll see for a long time below.

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