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SZA Is Obsessed "Beyond Reason or Safety" with Music

The day after Thanksgiving, we spoke with SZA, the Top Dawg Entertainment-signed songstress with an ethereal voice. She's intelligent, cool but not pretentious, easy with a giggle, and told us that all she'd eaten the day before at her mom's was collard greens --since she's a non-grain-eating vegetarian.

She's performing shows just about every day this week around Miami for Art Basel -- tonight, alongside her labelmate Kendrick Lamar at Mana, hosted by Flaunt Magazine, 3P Production, and Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami and she has a solo gig on Friday night at MOCA.

The New Jersey-bred singer's name is said like RZA, and also is formed with the supreme alphabet. But this songstress isn't just talking the talk, she was raised a hijab-wearing Muslim. There's about a million other interesting things about her, and we had the good fortune to ask her about a couple of them. We even uncovered a Bieber and Bjork related typo.

See also: Kendrick Lamar Tells Us His Favorite Love Song at Black Friday Festival (VIDEO)

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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