bbymutha

Chattanooga, TN

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 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, Earl Sweatshirt, SZA, Kehlani, actress Amandla Stenberg. 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 and her non-apologetic attitude. The result is a soundscape all her own—a slow, ice-cool Chattanooga drawl rapping through the distorted and progressive production that gives her an artistic voice all her own — earning her spot on Pitchfork’s 10 Rappers to Watch 2019, Vibe’s Best Female Rap Albums of 2018, Pitchfork’s Best Rap Albums of 2018, & FACT Mag's Rappers to Watch 2018 She candidly blends her life experiences into hard-hitting raps — where she pointedly brandishes her sexuality in the face of respectability politics: unapologetically celebrating women for their ambition, savvy, sexuality, & sometimes vulgarity. Her sharp + provocative lyrics (openly sexual, feminist, & positive) are leisurely wrapped-around beats that are typically endemic to experimental and electronic corners of the internet. 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 and champion for independent women in general. 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. NPR name Muthaland in its top 50 albums of 2020, Pitchfork named Muthaland track "Roaches Don't Die" one of the best rap songs of 2020, and Rolling Stone named "Pi$$ED OFF" one of the best rap music videos of 2020. She has performed and collaborated with the likes of: Yung Baby Tate, Earl Sweatshirt, SOPHIE, Rico Nasty, Kelis, Trina, Zelooperz, Fly Anakin, and Liv.E to name a few. In Fall 2021, she kicked off her debut headline tour to support the Muthaland project in Europe & UK with sold-out shows in Berlin, Paris, Georgia, and UK. In London, alone, she played 4 dates to a sold-out crowd. bbymutha is currently touring Muthland in 2021 and working on her sophomore album.
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