#AOTW: It’s all about the American rapper and singer ‘Doechii’ this week


Jaylah Ji’mya Hickmon (born August 14, 1998), known professionally as Doechii is an American rapper and singer. She was born in Tampa, Florida, where she was also raised. She attended Howard W. Blake High School in Tampa and grew up doing ballet, tap dancing, acting, cheerleading, and gymnastics.

Four: Yucky Blucky Fruitcake

Doechii rose to prominence with the viral success of her song “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” off her ,debut EP “Oh the Places You’ll Go”on TikTok in 2021. “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” alone has generated over 32 million streams on Spotify and viral status on TikTok. The song was self funded and released on the 6th of September, 2020. It has garnered over 3.7M views on its official music video on YouTube.


  • In March 2022, she signed with Capitol Records and Top Dawg Entertainment, making her the first female rapper on the latter label.
  • She was an opening act during SZA’s 2021 tour.
  • Her music has frequently been compared to that of the Notorious B.I.G., Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliott, and Azealia Banks.
  • Doechii performed at the 22nd Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2023.

Three: Persuasive

“Persuasive” is a song by American rapper Doechii. It was released through Top Dawg on March 18, 2022. It was produced by Kal Banx and written by Doechii, Jaylah Hickmon, Austin Daniel Brown, Zach Witness and more! Billboard placed the song at number 88 on their Best Songs of 2022 list, calling it a “buttery” track and a “stellar kickback”. It was also nominated at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards for Push Performance of the Year. It garnered over 2.8M views on its official music video on YouTube.

Two: Crazy

Released as a single and garnering over 1.2M views on its official music video on YouTube. It was officially released on April 8th, 2022, marking her second release under Top Dawg Entertainment and Capitol Records.

Awards/ Nominations

She has received nominations for an MTV Video Music Award, and two Soul Train Music Award. In 2023, she was awarded the Rising Star Award from Billboard Women in Music.

  •  She won the 2023 Award for Rising Star at  the Billboard Women In Music Awards
  • In 2022, the song “Crazy” won the Award for Best Choreography in a Video at the UK Music Video Awards.

Discography / EPs

  • Coven Music Session, Vol. 1 (2019)
  • Oh the Places You’ll Go (2020)
  • Bra-Less (2021)
  • She / Her / Black Bitch (2023)

One: What it is (Block Boy) feat. Kodak Black

Undeniably her biggest hit yet garnering over 5.7M views on its official music video on YouTube, the song was released on the 17th March 2023. This well-crafted song serves as Doechii’s latest entry this year which features award winning artist Kodak Black became a viral sensation as a dance challenge on the popular app Tiktok accruing over 109k views. It peaked at the number four spot US Bubbling Under 100, 37 on the New Zealand Music Charts.