SZA Has 'An EP's Worth' Full Of Rap Songs, According To TDE's Punch

By Tony M. Centeno

March 10, 2023

SZA and Punch
Photo: Getty Images/Interval Presents

SZA's has a few Hip-Hop tracks on her new SOS album, but her label boss says she's got a lot more where that came from.

In a new interview the Rap Radar Podcast posted on Thursday, March 9, Terrence "Punch" Henderson described the process of making SZA's latest LP, which serves as the follow-up to her 2017 debut Ctrl. Punch chopped it up with Elliott Wilson and Brian 'B. Dot' Miller about the genre-bending LP including the more rap-leaning tracks like the album's intro, "Smokin' On My Ex Pack" and the Ol' Dirty Bastard-assisted "Forgiveless." The Top Dawg Ent. executive said she has enough rap records to make a whole new project.

"She doing full rap records now … That’s all her. Yeah, 100 percent,” he said around the 5:45 mark. “She got like a EP’s worth of full rap records, like all the way out, no singing.”

Punch doesn't clarify if he's referencing to the songs on her album or a separate unreleased EP. Either way, fans are here for it. There are no confirmed plans for a new body of work at the moment, but SZA will release a deluxe version of her SOS album with at least 10 additional new songs. Maybe we'll hear them on the extended edition.

Elsewhere in the conversation, Punch also discusses his role with Ab-Soul's album HERBERT and Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Unlike other label executives, Punch doesn't let his role keep him behind-the-scenes. He's also got his own music career and a rap group he rolls with called A Room Full of Mirrors. He talks about the collective and so much more in this revealing interview on the Interval Presents network.

Listen or watch the entire interview below.

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