Girl power powerhouse and maven of hip-hop divinity Lizzo has made a reputation of spitting fire, truth and authentic rhymes that embody a big girl in a small world. Her trajectory, propelled by her religious upbringing in Detroit and her inspired move to Houston, Texas, is still taking shape, leaving any and all doors open to this uncrowned queen. Yes, Lizzo fancies herself a rapper but more than that she’s a vocalist. It’s easy to make comparisons between lady Lizzo and the original empress of bad girl-dom Missy Elliott as both of these women project a unique charisma that is as playful as it is explosively attitude heavy. What sets Lizzo apart, though, is her ability to both perform and record with an energy that is comparable to rocket fuel.; completely unstoppable.
A multi-ingredient sound, Lizzo’s brand of hardcore and hip-pop is versatile but not malleable. There are sprinklings of funk and gospel and dashes of R&B but the binding flavor remains to be an indestructible confidence. Before chasing her solo goals, Lizzo was the founding member of several quietly influential indie hip-hop groups. The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb and Absynthe were all sub-creations and experimental outlets of Lizzo’s desire to express, explore and to rile the lady troops to challenge the system (and to have fun while doing it.) Lizzobangers, her debut album, was released in 2013 and two years later Big Grrrl Small World dropped.
Though both of these records were independently released they garnered attention at home and abroad landing her a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and an opening slot on tour with Har Mar Superstar. It was only a matter of time before a major label saw her volcanic potential. Atlantic Records released Lizzo’s EP Coconut Oil in October of this year.
Where’s your phone? Find it after you get lit with the video for Lizzo’s single “Phone” below: Phone is the first single off of Lizzo’s upcoming Coconut Oil EP! Pre-order Now: http://smarturl.it/CoconutOilEP
Lizzo performs 12/7
at El Club 4114 Vernor Hwy
WSG DJ Sofia Eris/Dizzy Fae
Bar 5pm Show 8pm $15 ADV/ $17 DOOR All Ages
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// Words & Interview by Jerilyn Jordan. @_volcano // An untamed writer with an insatiable affinity for vivid descriptive detail and pushing the boundaries of traditional music journalism by infusing her own life experiences and beautifully tortured observations. In addition to her music coverage, Jerilyn also writes heartbreaking and comedic autobiographical essays that likely originated as sporadic sentences written on bar napkins.
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