At age 17, Doja Cat signed to RCA Records with a joint venture deal with Dr. Luke's vanity label, Kemosabe Records, in 2014. She signed to them in late 2013 but the deal was finalised in early 2014.  She has declined to comment on her connection with Luke through Kemosabe. Later that year, Doja Cat released her debut EP, Purrr!, which was described as "spacey, eastern-influenced R&B" by The Fader. "So High" was re-released as a single prior to the EP's release. The song was also featured on the TV series Empire in the third episode of the first season. She continued to release music on SoundCloud as she started gaining more attention.  In mid-2015, OG Maco announced via Twitter that Doja Cat had signed to his label, OGG. Following the reported signing, in late 2016, the two artists collaborated on "Monster" off of Maco's mixtape, Children of the Rage (2017). By then she had also started collaborating with other artists, such as her Kemosabe label-mate Elliphant, and Soundcloud-based rappers Skoolie Escobar, Pregnant Boy and frumhere.