The record produced by Kal Banx is a big f*** you to all the hate and criticism that women receive, “Yall call me crazy when a b**** been ballin all day like Brady.” No matter what the world says, Doechii letsthem know,
“None of these hatin’ a** b**ches gone phase me.”
According to the artist, “Crazy is about an un-contained power, creativity, and confidence. People call you crazy when they fear you, or they don’t understand you, so when I use it in the song, I’m reflecting that energy back on them to show them themselves.” The lyrics are strong and intentional, so it’s no wonder the visuals were equally intense. Directed by C. Prinz, the video took over four months to create.
Black women are nude in a raw synchronized dance, their bodies symbols of power as opposed to sexual objects. Set underground, the scenes are dark, chaotic yet beautiful. C. Prinz described the video as a “visual metaphor for the hardships women go through in their ascension to power.”
“Crazy” visuals have already sparked controversy with its honest imagery. Black women are wearing their bodies, guns, anger, passion and fully controlling the narrative— all taboo images in media. The record follows Doechii’s last single,“Persuasive,” which came with her announcement of signing to TDE.
Doechii’s buzz started in 2020 when her single “Yucky BluckyFruitcake’ went viral on Tik-Tok, and it’s only been up since.The rap star knows who she is and what she wants to say and is not afraid to challenge viewers or push messages through her music. Between her lyrical mastery and artistic influence, Doechii is here to stay, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.