with Latasha Alcindor & Precolumbian (DJ set)
Sun November 12th, 2017
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $25
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Elizabeth Eden Harris (born May 31, 1997), known as “CupcakKe”, is a rapper and songwriter born and raised in Chicago. Elizabeth began rapping at the age of 14, starting off doing church poetry, she received the nickname “CupcakKe’‘ and she later began to rap. First song “Gold Digger’’ went viral on internet in 2012. Songs as ‘’Money’’ (2012) , and ‘’Yo Lost’’ (2014) gained attention. In 2015 she broke the internet with her sexually charged anthems “Vagina” and “Deepthroat’’ and in February 2016 she released her first album entitled “Cum Cake”.
“People were thinking, ‘She’s so vulgar. She’s bold. We’re going to get a mixtape that’s nasty.’ And then they come to find out there are only three songs on the mixtape that are [explicit],” said CupcakKe for Columbus Alive about the album. “Cum Cake” gained attention of music publications such as Complex and Paper Magazine, which premiered the single “Pedophile”, where she details the story of being a minor who was involved in a relationship with an older man.
In June 2016, CupcakKe announced her second album entitled “S.T.D” which was considered one of the Best Rap Album of 2016 by Rolling Stone Magazine. The same month, The Fader Magazine commented about CupcakKe being one of the 21 rappers to feel excited about. Pitchfork commented CupcakKe’s career thus far may be defined by her ability to turn out great raunchy anthems, but she is capable of so much more.
Writing is … my friend. It’s family. I know it’s just words, but it’s something close to me. That’s how I look at it. — CupcakKe
Latasha Alcindor, also informally addressed as LA, is an independent artist based out of New York City. Her form-free art travels through a wide range of inspiration found in Grime, Experimental, EDM and Hip Hop music. LA’s energetic calls and performance-based sound have opened doors for her to perform at culturally prestigious events like SXSW, A3C, and Manifesto. In the beginning of 2016, she performed as the headlining act for Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays and had her music featured on Refinery 29’s show The Skinny. Latasha finds resonance in speaking on political, social and cultural experiences in her music, promoting a much needed agenda for those looking to find inner peace, specifically young women of color. With all of her depth, the beauty in LA’s creative style exists due to the juxtaposition of both her thought-provoking, influential messages and her blithe, unbound sound that carries in strong vibration. Her journey is continuous, and with a nonrestrictive formula it actively speaks to those that come across her experiences.
Precolumbian (DJ set)
Precolumbian is a Philadelphia-based DJ, musician, and cultural creator. Her work operates as a medium for empowerment and decolonization and was honored with the 2013 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. She is currently teaming up with Bearcat (Discwoman) on a QTPOC centered club night and music platform titled SELTZER.