Festivities begin in Miami on Thursday (December 1) with Doja Cat headlining the opening and artist preview of the activation, called Meta House. GloRilla shares co-headlining duties with Venezuelan-American singer Elena Rose on Friday (December 2), with DJ/producer TOKIMONSTA closing out the festivities on Saturday (December 3).
During these three days, participants will have the opportunity to experience virtual reality art in physical spaces.
Meta House will feature an NFT gallery featuring art by emerging artists, a separate immersive experience at the Strada World Bungalow showcasing works by more established artists including Laci Jordan and Morel Dourcet, and a pool house curated and decorated by artist Dapper Lou.
SpringHill has also curated a separate exhibit called #MakeItTillYouMakeIt, which will not only allow attendees to enjoy selected projects by Meta House’s artists in residence, but also submit their own artwork to be included in the exhibit.
GloRilla has been busy since the release of his debut project Either way, life is great… on November 11. After the well-received project which gave U.S and Hit-Boy’s The King’s Disease III some competition regarding first week salesthe Memphis upstart announced to her first national tour.
Hours after tickets went on sale on November 19, Big Glo took to Twitter to thank fans for selling out every stop on the 16-city tour, which kicks off in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 27.
“I’M CRYING RIGHT NOW!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!,” she tweeted. “My first ride went on sale today and ALREADY SOLD OUT [three heart emojis] GloRidaz I can’t wait to see you guys at the #AnywaysLifesGreatTour [three gorilla emojis] (Denver & Chicago stay tuned! We’re moving to a bigger room!)”
Doja Cat, on the other hand, has been quiet about any plans for new music since teasing fans about her next project a few weeks ago. On September 20, Doja fired off a series of tweets that excited fans but also frustrated them as she continued to tease them about her next album.
The conversation was sparked by a recent interview she did with CR fashion book where she revealed she was going for a “90s German rave vibe” for her upcoming project, which turned out to be a joke.
“I’m not doing a German rave culture album, you guys, and I was kidding the outlet that interviewed me about it,” she clarified on Twitter. “I’m making an R&B album Straight R&B, no rap at all.”
The 26-year-old then changed her mind again, telling fans she was heading in an “experimental jazz” direction.
“Well I lied,” she wrote. “I’m doing an experimental jazz album. I thought it would be fun to steer you into thinking I was doing r&b because I knew it would work, but I’m doing experimental jazz now, honestly.”
Doja Cat continued: “jk its r&b, I wanna rap on it, but there’s only gonna be a rap verse on it and it’s gonna be 8 bars.” For her final twist, the Grammy winner said the truth is she’s making a rock pivot and learning to play the guitar.
Although she hasn’t delivered any new music, Doja Cat recently offered fans new insight via her episode of Audible’s new series Origin. According to Rolling stonesthe program combines spoken narration and original musical performances to allow the featured artists to answer a simple question: “Where are you from?”
“I’ve always tried to bring my fans into my world,” Doja Cat said of her Origin appearance. “I’m more interested in being myself than what other people want me to be. I want people to get a real understanding of who I am and what I think Origin will help them with that.”
Season one of Originwhich is available now, also features spotlights on Tobe Nwigwe and up-and-coming Jamaican star Koffee.
Both Doja Cat and GloRilla are nominated for Best Rap Performance 65th Annual Grammy Awardswhich will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023.