Chicago-born rapper Dreezy is back in the spotlight with her fiery new single, “B*tch Duh,” setting the music scene ablaze. The multiplatinum artist’s latest release has already captured global attention, trending worldwide after a tantalizing social media tease. Adding to the buzz, music icon Rihanna publicly endorsed the track on Twitter, quoting lyrics and igniting further excitement.

Renowned for her unapologetic confidence and razor-sharp lyricism, Dreezy’s musical prowess has propelled her to stardom in the hip-hop realm. From acclaimed mixtapes to high-profile collaborations like the remix of “Chiraq” featuring Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb, she has cemented her status as a dominant force in the industry. Noteworthy accolades include recognition from seasoned veterans like Common, who featured her on “Hustle Harder” from his album “Nobody’s Smiling.”

As Dreezy continues to push boundaries with her raw energy and authentic storytelling, “B*tch Duh” serves as a tantalizing preview of what’s to come from this magnetic rap star. 

In this recent interview, Dreezy laid it all down and shared how she feels about her success, what influences her personal style, what a typical day in her life looks like and more. Get your popcorn ready or whatever snacks you like, sit down, relax, and read all about how she paved her path to greatness. 

What inspired the fiery new single “B*tch Duh” and what message are you hoping to convey with this track? 

The crazy thing is this song was something that I was working on last year, which wasn’t too long ago because it’s a new year. But I’ve been working on my project for the past, most of 2023, and I wanted to come at the top of the year with new music anyway, and it was just perfect timing for the song to come out because it just was speaking for my life and speaking for me without me having to say anything. So, the song was, I already knew it was going to be dope. It was just perfect timing for it.

How did it feel to see your latest single trending worldwide shortly after its release?

I couldn’t believe it. Like just for me, I haven’t dropped music in so long, so for me it felt like this was my first release since I’ve been at a major label or at any label. So, it felt good to just put some music out without having to wait on other people or wait on a label or it just felt like it was kind of like made me feel free a little bit. I just felt like, dang, I really could drop music whenever I want to. I got full control over my music and what I put out. So, it just made me feel excited about putting more music out, like I’m ready to be consistent.

Can you share more about the reaction and support you received from Rihanna regarding “B*tch Duh”?

Yeah. Literally within five seconds of me posting a snippet of Bitch Duh, Rihanna had DM’d me. I’m like, “Oh, it’s over with. It’s only been five minutes and Rihanna DM’d me.” I’m like, “Y’all bitches is toast.” So, I’m like, “Okay, cool.” So, it was early on, as soon as I released it was like, God just start throwing me signs like, “Oh, this is the one you got to take this and run.” I will say one thing. I don’t say I’m a fan of a lot of people, but I’m a Rihanna fan. She’s definitely somebody who I looked up to and admire as far as being a mogul in the game. So, to me, it just makes me like I’m on the right path and you now, no tea, no shade, but Rihanna been supporting me. This ain’t the first time she’s supported. She’s been in my comments supporting my freestyles and stuff for at least I would say five years now. 

What was the creative process like for “B*tch Duh,” and how does this track fit into your larger body of work?

Basically, I go in the studio. I worked with at this time, I was working with Diego. He played me the beat and everything and I was like, “Oh, this shit is a smash.” And I just instantly just started thinking of ideas and stuff that I could do with the song. My homeboy Ivory, I was able to bounce some ideas off him. He’s a super dope artist and he was able to put a little energy on there. We just fed off each other. Diego is super, super dope. He is one of my favorite producers and he works with other producers that I work with. And this is our first time getting a record together that we felt like, “Oh, this one is out of here.” So, it felt good and I had it. I’ve been sitting on it, and I already knew this could be a single for something, but we wanted to wait till the right time to put it out.

Your sense of style is always on point and eye-catching. How do you approach choosing your outfits for music videos and public appearances?

Thank you. Thank you. I put that shit on every day, for real. It really ain’t no, I don’t even got no math to it. It is just like, I think I’m from Chicago, so it’s like we always, we like to flex. We like to look good. My mama always been a big flexer. She always wore like avant-garde pieces and statement pieces. So, I think I kind of just developed that style really from my mama. I always been a designer here. She always kept me dip. Even when I was a kid, I always had Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger. I always had on what the ladies want. So, I think now that I’m older and I got a little more freedom with my style, I could be more of myself. I mix a little bit of high-ends with the low-ends. I’m a little tomboy, but still sexy. So, I base my pieces off that, what makes me feel comfortable, but still sexy. You know what I’m saying?

Your music is known for its unwavering confidence and sharp lyricism. How do you approach putting your lyrics to showcase these qualities?

I think it’s just a feeling that I get, it’s God’s gift. I can’t really explain it, but I just go in a booth, and I feel like the biggest and best me that I could be. It’s kind of like my outlet for me to go and just pop my shit. I talk a lot of shit anyway on the regular. My mouth is crazy. So, I used to grow up and I used to say stuff and my momma used to be like, “You can’t say stuff.” I never had a filter. So, in real life I really be having to watch what I say, but I feel like when I get in the studio, I can just cuss everybody out. If I had a bad day today, if a b*tch done pissed me off, anything, I could really just get it off my chest and beat and say everything I really want to say. And I also think people love that because it’s like people be wanting to say certain stuff and they can’t say. You might work a corporate job, or you might have somebody you can’t really like lash out to, you could turn on some Dreezy and whatever you are going through with that nigga, with somebody that’s hating on you, whatever it is, I’m going to speak your mind for you baby. So, people come to me to get the real and to getting they feelings, get confident, whatever it is, I’m going to give you that energy that you need.

In an industry that often demands conformity, how do you maintain your authenticity and stay true to yourself as an artist?

I think for me it’s kind of hard for me to not be myself. I don’t really have to… I’m such a cool-ass person. I love being me. I wouldn’t want to be nobody else. I feel like, I don’t know, you just got to just stick to what you know, believe in yourself. I know I’ve been having a lot of ideas for a long time that I’ve been bringing to life, and the more I do what I envision in my head, the more success attracts to me. So, I think just being myself and taking that risk and going after my vision and everything, I think the universe and God is blessing me in return. So, I can’t really explain, I just do what I feel. It feels good.

What can fans expect from your upcoming projects following the success of “B*tch Duh”?

I got so much music literally lined up. I’ve been waiting to unload the clips. So, this was the perfect time to just do all of that. So, we got a new single. It’s coming very soon. Everything I’m going to try to be consistent to drop a song a month. Well, ain’t no try, I’m going to drop a song a month and we’re going to stay consistent and let the universe work. And like you said too, I just want to point out what you just said. I literally just found out I think last year that that was my purpose. I’ve been doing music for so long. You might get to a point when they big break going to be or what they doing it for. Even if I don’t feel like I know what I’m doing, the fact that I’m putting myself out there and doing it, I’m inspiring other girls from Chicago or from wherever that has talent that might be a dope writer or something. And they don’t know where to start or how to put they stuff out. So, I think the trial and error and them literally watching me put myself on the chopping block, I think that’s my purpose. To give other girls hope. So that’s the main thing that I want to do this year. I want to make sure all the little girls that look up to me see me win.

What’s a typical day in the life of Dreezy like?

I’m probably somewhere getting my hair done. I have to get my hair done so often, like every three days. So, I’m probably trying to get my hair done, shoot some content, even when I’m not working, I have to work. So, whether it’s content or coming up with ideas that we can come up, because ultimately, I really have to come up with my own work schedule, me and my team. So, every day we really just, we have fun brainstorming just to think what could we do next? What’s some stuff we can do to break the internet or to keep everything going? So, I really do that every day. But also, I like to shop. I like to eat. I love going out to eat. We always trying new restaurants.

What is something your fans may not know about you?

I’ve been doing music since I was a little girl and I started off in the jazz band and I had this teacher named Ms. Ellis that just used to teach me how to, just taught me about music. Taught me how to read notes, taught me how to play the flute, the saxophone, the piano, how to scat, how to sing. And I used to be just in love with the band. After school, my whole thing was I didn’t want to go home after school, so I used to have to find something like, “Oh ma, I can’t come home because I got band.” So I used to stay after school with my teacher for hours to the point she started inviting me over her house and we just used to just make music. Literally that’s all she would just drill in my head. And on top of that I joined the poetry club. So, I feel like that kind of taught me how to rhyme and how to count bars and how to perform spoken word and stuff. So, you take that mixed with the melodies, the jazz and stuff. And I think that that just helped me be who I am. Why I can rap and sing and just make music.

How do you define success?

Well, as of now, success to me in the music industry is ownership. Owning my masters, that’s my next goal for me. I’m actually setting myself up to be in a situation right now to where everything that I’m releasing right now is totally owned by me. And that’s something I really want to do this year because I’ve been doing music for so long and it’s so easy to take fast money and big major deals. But in the long run you’re so much more boxed up when you own your catalog and you putting music out freely when you want to. So, I’m building my own music empire right now. I think another sign of success is peace. Just being at peace and being able to take care of my family and seeing them just not have to be in no type of struggle or no, just me and my family, my team being good. That’s my ultimate goal. And doing what you love to do, doing what you love and knowing what your gift and your purpose is, that is success to me. When you could wake up every day and live in your purpose and be happy doing it, that’s success.

What message would you like to send to those reading this interview and to those who have and will continue to follow your journey?

I don’t fit your cookie-cut image that the industry will want to accept. So, I just feel like you said, if I win, every black girl from every hood should feel like that they could do it too. You could be the most beautiful, but pretty privilege only gets you so far. It’s about talent and it’s about hard work. So, I just hope that when people watch me and they see me going against the odds, they look at the bigger picture. We really opening doors for black women to be successful and to be in a male-dominated industry and feel like they that b*tch and be that b*tch. 

Any last shoutouts you’d like to give? 

Shout out to my mama. She made a real one. Shout out to my daddy. Shout out to my team. Y’all doing y’all thing. We eating this up right now. B*tch Duh is out everywhere. Everybody and they mama in the video. We taking over the industry. It’s going to get real ugly. It’s going to be a real ugly summer. That’s all I got to say.


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dreezy