BBYMUTHA - SYRA
WhenSat. 25 Sep, 2021
"The world’s coolest rapper and mom"
Famed for her myth-busting lyrics on sexuality, motherhood, and identity, Tennessee-based rapper and vocalist Bbymutha is one of underground hip hop’s most daring and admired new talents.
Emerging with a series of self-released EP's and singles, her track “Rules” went viral in 2017 and earned her praise from the likes of Erykah Badu, Björk and SZA. While Bbymutha fits into Southern rap’s legacy of originality via a refusal to conform to any coastal trends, choosing instead respective local flairs for self-expression, it is her non-apologetic attitude and her slow, icy-cool Chattanooga drawl that give her a artistic voice all her own.
Thanks to her candid, DIY approach to music, her hard work, not only as a musician but also as a business entrepreneur who owns and runs an apothecary, all while raising two pairs of twins by herself, she has become as much a role model for young female MCs as an altogether empowering voice for independent women in general. By her very existence, Bbymutha is a champion of the people without ever having to say so.
Following a stellar series of self-released mixtapes, Bbymutha's 2018 standout EP Muthaz Day 3 saw her joining a new wave of underground female rappers, such as Noname, CupcakKe, Tierra Whack and Rico Nasty, challenging a still male dominated genre with genuine swagger.
Strongly anticipated, Bbymutha released her debut album Muthaland in September 2020. "It’s a deliriously entertaining, ambitious project from an artist operating at her peak". - Pitchfork, 8.0
Née à Paris d'un père sénégalais et d'une mère malienne, Syra a été biberonnée aux disques d’Oumou Sangare, Fela Kuti et des stars de la pop américaine comme Beyonce et Rihanna. Influences qui se ressentent dans sa musique vibrante et subtile mélange de r&b et néo-soul. Syra sort aujourd’hui un premier EP, manifestation la plus claire de sa vision artistique à ce jour. Un premier projet qui se situe quelque part entre l’opus « Baduizm » d’Erykah Badu et l’introspection dépouillée de Frank Ocean sur son ablum « Endless ».
18:00 Site opening - 19:00 Doors - 20:30 Syra - 21:30 Bbymutha