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Iamdoechii

  • Oh the Places You'll Go [Five 5, 2020] A-
  • Bra-Less [Iamdoechii EP, 2021] A-

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Oh the Places You'll Go [Five 5, 2020]
"Seven years old going on 17 centuries," this Tampa Soundcloud-TikTok gal said to be 22 though she rhymes younger was inspired by Fear Factor to "make my teddy bears fight and my Barbie dolls fuck," news that prepares the listener but not her teacher for the pansexual classroom autobiography "Yucky Blucky Fruitcake." After which she launches her career proper with a grown-up "Black Girl Memoir," three sprightly pieces of high-pitched dance-pop, and one called "God' so vain and banal it's a fear factor itself. A-

Bra-Less [Iamdoechii EP, 2021]
Self-starter leads her four-track follow-up with "PMS," employed as a verb, and then recycles the same tune on the even more sexually amenable "Truth," "Shit," and "Girls," all designed to convince listeners that her monthlies are a thing of the past--this week, anyway. I couldn't swear what kind of communion "Bitches wanna break bread like Corinthians" means to indicate, but do wonder whether any other poet, songwriter, or cult leader has provided this sexualized a context for such scripture as "Take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you." A-