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bbymutha is Chattanooga-based rapper & an absolute female force of nature, getting nods from Erykah Badu, Björk, Earl Sweatshirt, SZA, & Kehlani.
bbymutha's joins Southern rap’s legacy of originality, by choosing local flairs, non-apologetic attitude, & candidly blending life experiences into hard-hitting bars — pointedly brandishing her sexuality in the face of respectability politics & unapologetically celebrating women for their ambition, savvy, sexuality, & vulgarity.
The result is a soundscape all her own—a slow, ice-cool Chattanooga drawl rapping through the distorted & progressive production from Suicideyear, London’s God Colony, & LSDXOXO— earning her features on The New Yorker, Pitchfork’s 10 Rappers to Watch 2019, Pitchfork’s The Best Rap Albums of 2018, Vibe’s Best Female Rap Albums of 2018, and FACT Mag's Rappers to Watch 2018.
Her sharp + provocative lyrics (openly sexual, feminist, & positive) leisurely wrap around experimental electro beats. bbymutha is part of a new wave of pantheon underground female rappers, such as Noname, CupcakKe, Tierra Whack, & Rico Nasty, challenging a still male-dominated genre.
bbymutha's debut album, Muthaland, is out April 2019.
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