Concerts and Shows at The Magic Bag

bbymutha - Sleep Paralysis Tour 2024 with Fly Anakin

Thursday, April 25 - Doors 7pm - $22 adv. - All Ages

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and now based in Atlanta — rapper and vocalist bbymutha is one of underground hip hop's most daring and admired talents.

Emerging with a series of self-released EPs and singles, her track "Rules" went viral in 2017 and earned her praise from the likes of Erykah Badu, Björk, Earl Sweatshirt, SZA, and Kehlani. 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, Vibe's Best Female Rap Albums, Pitchfork's Best Rap Albums, and FACT Mag's Rappers to Watch, over the last few years.

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 expertly wrapped-around beats that are typically endemic to experimental and electronic corners of the internet.

Fly Anakin is a rapper from Richmond, Virginia, who's been described by Madlib as "one of the illest MCs". He'll be known to Lex followers for FlySiifu's, his 2020 collab album with Pink Siifu, and follow-up EP $mokebreak. He's previously collaborated with the likes of Freddie Gibbs, Nickelus F, Evidence, Ohbliv, Redveil, MAVI and is co-founder of the Richmond rap collective Mutant Academy.

"If we're talking fundamentals he's probably the single best pure rapper in the scene." Pitchfork

Fly Anakin released his debut studio album Frank on Lex in Spring 2022. The project marked a new chapter in Anakin's artistic trajectory, including a wider array of collaborators, including Madlib, with whom he has another joint project in the works.

"As an MC, he's a whirlwind, unleashing a rapidfire flow and packing every pocket with anecdotes, reflections, and commentary over soulful production. A mastery of MCing that took years to develop." Complex

"Fly Anakin makes his most tongue-twisting verses seem effortless. He knows how good he is and refuses to let anyone forget it." FADER

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