Presented in six different versions, "What It Is" marks a defining moment in Doechii's journey to mainstream recognition. This song sure sounds like a hit. Drawing on the nostalgic sounds of the late '90s and early '00s, sampling TLC's "No Scrubs" and interpolating Trillville's "Some Cut", Doechii effortlessly imbues the song with a melodic wave of nostalgia. . While Doechii doesn't break new ground with sample and tween, Doechii's infectious charisma breathes new life into the familiar hook, accompanied by additional 808s that evoke the essence of summer.