Kitty Pryde, Awkwafina

Parade of Flesh presents . . .

Kitty Pryde

Awkwafina

The Weekend Hustler, Jenny Robinson

Thursday, July 24, 2014

7:30 pm

Club Dada

Dallas, TX

$12.00

This event is all ages

Kitty Pryde
Kitty Pryde
NYC via Florida bedroom rapper and ex-Claire's Boutique glitter-peddler Kitty Beckwith segues into the new year withThe Daisy Rage EP, songs that see her honing her cadence while offering another peek into the conflicted self-conscience of a young woman. She's growing up (now it's just Kitty), she moved to the Big City and she fell in love, and these timeless archetypes are discussed in a way that feels uncontrived and often unsure (but that's the charm). Also, her double-time is fierce. Boasting her new-found fierce double-time, instrumentals from her recent beau Hot Sugar, Greedhead affiliate Mike Finito, and more, as well as the arguably best verse of Das Racist-affiliateLakutis' career, the EP drops for free on January 29th.
An unforeseen breakout artist of 2012, Kitty's lo-fi, self-aware The Lizzy McGuire Experience, anchored by social network-ode "OK Cupid", was celebrated early on by the The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The FADER. The 19 year-old Daytona resident unexpectedly found her name abuzz on the lips of some of the hip-hop world's most revered cognoscenti, as critics debated the her earnest approach to rap and the direction of music in general. The follow up, Haha, I'm Sorry, was another fragile iteration, offered more deliberately this time - standout collaboration from walking-blog-post Riff Raff on the track "Orion's Belt" turned yet more ears on Kitty, a person for whom the line between hobbyist and artist was rapidly blurring both for she and her audience.
Kitty's music is rap projected through a lens as legitimate as any other - she speaks to and on behalf of young people about love, lust, angst and underage drinking- the people to whom music is often the most poignant. With her internet-enhanced accessibility comes a requisite vulnerability, a widely relatable feeling that's generally absent in rap music. Her ability to embrace that trait instead of posturing among the unremarkable masses of aspiring rappers is what makes her special, a #rare unicorn traipsing across the rainbows of the blogosphere. Or something like that.
Awkwafina
Hailing from Queens, New York, the Asian female rapper—who prefers to go by just the one-word moniker (Awkwafina)—flows the lyrics "My vag a chrome Range Rover/Your vag hatchback '81 Toyota" in her ode to her female bits, aptly titled "My Vag." She proceeds to compare her vagina—in a style similar to female hip-hop contemporary Kreayshawn—to Harvard Law School and Beyoncé's weave, all references held in high esteem, in her comedic rap.

"It's a celebration of women," Awkwafina tells The Daily Beast. "There aren't a lot of songs out there talking about vaginas in an in-your-face kind of way."
Venue Information:
Club Dada
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://dadadallas.com/