Audacious and unfiltered, the 20-year-old serves energy and attitude as she skewers modern romance. It follows recent single “Tan” as the latest taste of her forthcoming LVL 5, Pt 1 EP on February 17.
Oh you like me? Well, I like you too,” Bktherula raps over a driving beat that takes us to the disruptive chorus: “Ay hoe, show that p***y on FaceTime! Oh yeah hoe, show that a** on FaceTime.” It’s bold, brazen and absolutely undeniable. The track’s raucous energy is reflected in the video, which finds the Atlanta, Georgia native inciting a moshpit mid-flight.
Listed as one of Complex’s “20 Rappers To Watch” this year, Bktherula is building on the momentum she created in 2022, which saw the release of notable singles like the soulful “FOREVER PT. 2 (JEZEBEL)” featuring Destroy Lonely and the rapid-fire “Through 2 U.” Those tracks followed the velvety two-pack “Coupe/Keep da K” — a gift to fans eagerly awaiting the followup to 2021’s psychedelic and color-drenched Love Black. The twofer was bolstered by a dreamy, hallucinogenic visual for “Coupe.”
With “PSSYONFT” destined to expand her fanbase and a hotly anticipated project on the way, Bktherula is supporting her music with a North American tour, which kicks off in Phoenix, Arizona on March 2 and then stops in major cities like Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York, before winding up in Atlanta on April 4.
Thurs Mar 2nd – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri Mar 3rd – Los Angeles, CA for Rolling Loud @ Hollywood Park Grounds
Tues Mar 7th – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Wed Mar 8th – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Fri Mar 10th – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s
Sun Mar 12th – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
Wed Mar 15th – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Other Side
Sun Mar 19th – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Tues Mar 21st – Austin, TX @ Antones
Wed Mar 22nd – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
Mon Mar 27th – New York, NY @ Gramercy
Tues Mar 28th – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed Mar 29th – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
Fri Mar 31st – Washington DC @ Union Stage
Tues Apr 4th – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Fri Apr 14th - Pattaya, Thailand for Rolling Loud @ CentralWorld Live
Sat July 1st - Rotterdam, NL for Woo Hah x Rolling Loud @ Rotterdam Ahoy
Wed July 5th - Portimao, Portugal for Rolling Loud @ Praia da Rocha beach
Blending dystopian soundscapes with jumpy flows and ethereal melodies, Bktherula makes a new kind of rap psychedelia. Since breaking out with “Left Right” in 2019, she’s oscillated between raucous cloud rap and gentle R&B, fusing impressionistic songwriting with complex musicality to create affecting anthems that feel futuristic and universal. The 20-year-old has been rewarded with a growing legion of fans and a slot, in many critics’ estimations, as Atlanta’s next up. She’s planted more seeds with “Forever, Part 2 (Jezebel),” a celestial offering from LVL 5, Part 1, her new EP on Warner Records. A young Bk began absorbing the sounds of acts like A Tribe Called Quest and Michael Jackson alongside her dad, a rapper who was in a group that opened for Tribe. With that musical upbringing, she was already uploading her own music to SoundCloud by age 13. Soon, she unloaded “Faygo” and “Left Right,” two singles that promptly went viral. As of today, “Left Right” has earned tens of millions of streams across multiple platforms. It also helped her secure a deal with Warner Records. Now, Bk is looking to continue her level up with major international music festival performances and NYFW and London Fashion Week runway shows. American headline tour. She is also committed to embracing herself like never before. Battling doubts and the occasional spurt of negativity is a type of spiritual warfare that’s led Bk to increased self-acceptance, a journey that empowers herself and her fans