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Who is CupcakKe? The 20-year-old rapper who’s bringing sex-positivity back

For the longest time, the 2002 hit single “My Neck, My Back” by Khia was the dirtiest song I had ever heard. Whether on a school bus, class or from my peers, it felt like “my neck, my back, my p****, and my crack” was recited everywhere, far before I was able to listen to the song itself.

Like Khia, there has been explicit lyrics in rap for years. The Too $horts, Trinas, and Lil Kims of the world have been holding that fort down for some time now. But even still, none have made a career of it. That is, not until CupcakKe.


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Born Elizabeth Harris, the 22-year-old Chicago rapper has taken the reigns from the generations before her. While Nikki Minaj will have an “eat my ass” line or a song like “Anaconda”, CupcakKe takes it to another level. She’s deadass about that life.

Her Twitter handle is @CupcakKe_rapper, her location is set to “in the hotel sucking 83 dicks” and right before her booking handle for business inquiries, she has in all caps: “PUT A SNICKER IN MY PUSSY & TWIX IN MY ASS.”

But young CupcakKe was not always this way. In fact, she started her life of rhyme  performing at churches around Chicago at the tender age of 14. It wasn’t until someone suggested she start putting her poetry on YouTube that she realized she had something special, and that’s when she let the freak out.

She tells Rolling Stone in a July interview last year.

“It was getting 10,000 views. As soon as I decided to do something [that wasn’t] being done at the moment and started writing sexual music, it just went viral.”

What wasn’t being done and the lane CupcakKe is talking about are sex-positive raps. Much like how Weird Al Yankovic or The Loney Island use the parody and satire as vehicles for content, her’s is sex.

Take the opening verse to her most successful song, “Vagina” for example. The 2016 tune is straight forward and doesn’t hold back.

I change the thongs two times a day
Its Niagara Falls in this pussy all day
Pussy so good I’m on a trip to the bay
Soon as he put it in that nigga calling me bae

The success of “Vagina”catapulted her to internet fandom and helped her realize that she truly has an audience that fucks with her music. Additionally, the timing of her career is couldn’t be more spot on.

In the past, if CupcakKe were to approach a label with her sound, there would have been no’s across the board due to her explicit content.

Now that the only barrier to entry in the music industry is what the people like, she does not have to deal with censorship or changing who she is.

Since starting rap two years ago CupcakKe has released two mixtapes and two studio albums, set out on her first national tour this spring, The Marilyn Monhoe Tour, and has a guest appeared on “Lipgloss,” the final track on Charli XCX’s mixtape Number 1 Angel, released last year.

But the best for CupcakKe is yet to come. Now that she’s dropped her third studio album, Ephorize, the possibility of national acclaim is that much realer.

With a message that empowers women to take control of their sexuality and trap beats that bang, why wouldn’t you want to root for her?

Listen to her latest project Ephorize here:

Who is SahBabii? The ‘Pull Up With Ah Stick’ rapper starting a movement with his fam

Saaheem Valdery, also known by the rap name SahBabii, is a 22-year-old rapper from Chicago that has risen within the ranks with his hit “Pull Up With Ah Stick.” His hit song literally blew up overnight as millions of people were posting themselves singing along to the song on social media.

The music video for the track currently has 37 million views on YouTube and counting. It’ received such a positive response that Young Thug ended up reaching out to SahBabii and ended up flying him out to London a week later while he was on tour with Drake.

This led to Young Thug remixing “Pull Up With a Stick” which was has garnered around 1.5 million views. SahBabii even had T-Pain and Fetty Wap remix his song too.

SahBabii is originally from the Wentworth Gardens projects in southside of Chicago but his family ended up moving to Atlanta’s Ninth Ward in 2010 when he was only 13. Many young kids in the neighborhood that he was from had began pursuing rap seriously at the time and that inspired him to start his own movement.

It was there in Atlanta that his creative spark was found and his interest for music peaked. His brother, who is known as T3, had been creating music for over 11 years and he served as SahBabii’s musical influence and his mentor. He also engineered and produces most of Sah’s songs. Hell he’s even featured on them.


SahBabii does not practice any religion, but he says that he currently seeks knowledge. Sah is known for starting his own movement called Unknownism, which means to “seek the truth in everything that you are doing.”

Uknownism is represented with an upside down cross that has a 6 on 3 sides of the cross. Each side stands for six protons, six electrons, and six neutrons which is what makes carbon and carbon helps produce melanin.

SahBabii originally learned about this  from his Uncle Gary who is a Freemason. He is now very stout believer in Uknownism and even got a tattoo of an upside down cross with three sixes on the tap part of the cross. He’s received a lot of backlash for his beliefs from the general public.

Lil Uzi Vert has also received backlash as well for having upside down crosses on stage and creating songs like “444+222 = 666”.

Sah and Uzi got into a bit of a Instagram spat with Offset from Migos saying “Stop all that demon worshipping 666 shit stand with God”.

Eventually the whole situation cooled off and SahBabii deleted his posts against the Migos to keep things positive on his Instagram.

The Chicago rapper has also talked about the tolls of trying to make it in the industry and how before he made “Pull Up With Ah Stick.”

He was suffering from depression because his music was nowhere near what he wanted it to be, to the point where his hair was falling out.

Fortunately, he eventually was able to overcome the rut he was in by staying positive and working constantly. In a interview he said,

“Keep going and don’t get caught up in the materialism where you see people flashing the money and stuff like that on Instagram because it can make you suicidal and angry. Just stay positive.”

SahBabii is constantly pushing a positive vibe and you can hear even in his music. “Pull Up With Ah Stick” has a catchy, upbeat tempo and he dropped a song called “Marsupial Superstars” featuring his brother T3 which depicts it perfectly.

The video has close to 600,000 views and he recently released the music video for it and is absolutely crazy, from the visuals, and the crazy edits. He has recently released an album called S.A.N.D.A.S and has plans to go on tour later this year.

Despite all of the fame SahBabii has not switched up on the people that got him to the position he is in now. He even stated in an interview “I still record in my brothers room”. SahBabii currently lives with his father, mother, and brother.

They whole family operates like a well-oiled machine. Everyone knows their role and they do not overstep each other. T3 stated in a FADER documentary,

“We most definitely operate like a family business. My dad is like the visionary he is also the manager, my mom is more administrative like, sending out emails, looking things up. Me, I’m more like the workhorse, I’m the get it done guy and then Sah is the artist.”

SahBabii has a solid team around him. There’s no telling how far he could go.