If you are looking to get freaky, pop into Downtown’s Beauty Bar April 24 for Chicago’s CupcakKe (a.k.a. Elizabeth Eden Harris). It has been awhile since a no-holds-barred, nasty-flowing woman appeared in hip-hop, but CupcakKe fits the bill. She released her latest mixtape Queen Elizabitch late March. Take a listen and you’ll quickly learn her beats are dope and she’s a twisted lyrical master. She is also a censor’s nightmare. With songs titled “Deep Throat,” “Doggy Style,” “Juicy Coochie,” and “Cumshot,” obviously, she isn’t getting commercial radio play.
CupcakKe’s making a name for herself with her raunchy lyrics and entertaining social media accounts. “I decided to book her because she’s radically different from what’s going on in mainstream hip-hop and she’s absolutely fearless and aggressive in a time where artists are playing it safe,” says Beauty Bar booker Patrick Pulsar. Some artists stay underground forever. Some artists start off underground and eventually become mainstream. It’s only a matter of time before a well-known artist/producer puts her on a crossover track. Until then, CupcakKe is making her own rules as she goes along.