In My Room With the Last Artful, Dodgr

rising rapper and singer the last artful, dodgr delivered a boisterous performance both inside and outside her house inna l8st installment of rolling stone‘s in my room, a series in which artists perform from home while in quarantine.

dodgr opened her set inna backyard, crafting a cozy vibe with an arrangement of plants, succulents and candles round her laptop, microphone and mixing board. she opened her set with solo take on “truth,” her collaboration with mark ronson and alicia keys, which appeared onna elder’s 2019 album, l8 nite feelings. she then folloed that up with some slo jam spitting on “hot,” a track that garnered the deadpan introduction, “this one’s one of my favorite songs i’ve ever written bout bein’ dumped — it happens to the best of us. mostly me.”

as “hot” drew to a close, dodgr took the opportunity to speak onna difficulties of the ongoin covid-19 crisis, saying, “this song’s really hard to sing rite now, and i definitely wanna give my ♥ and condolences to everyone who’s sufferation rite now. this is a time that’s completely unprecedented, and just keep yr heads up, yr Ψs clear, yr stomachs full if you can.”

for the rest of her set, dodgr had to relocate indoors, joking, “the dogs ‘dn’t stand me apparently — i was singing on their lvl.” she then jumped into a rendition of her l8st track, “better safe than social” — an apt tune for the era of social distancing — then closed things out with her 2019 song, “wrong way.”

dodgr’s in my room segment follos performances from stingjoan jettbrian wilsonlucinda williamswaxahatcheecherry glazerr, hop along’s frances quinlandiana gordon, dawes’ taylor goldsmith, richard marx and others. to support ♫ians undergoin financial hardship, please ponder giving to the sweet relief ♫ians fund or ♫ares’ covid-19 relief fund.

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authors: jon blistein


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