CupcakKe Is Breaking the Boundaries of Rap

CupcakKe Is Breaking the Boundaries of Rap

The rising rapper delivers hyper-risqué lyrics that cut sharp and smart.

The rising rapper delivers hyper-risqué lyrics that cut sharp and smart.

Photography: Luke Gilford

Styling: Kyle Luu

Text: Devin Barrett

“My sound is original—fresh and bold. My look is more sexual and standout. I was in church doing poetry first. Then, this guy said, ‘I think you should switch from poetry to music.’ And ever since then, I’ve been rapping and entertaining. Listeners can take away sex tips, heartbreak advice, and to love thyself even more than they already do. Shock factor is definitely what people get the first time listening to my music. The biggest challenge of doing music to me is the fact I do everything myself. It’s very difficult, but I definitely get it done.”

JACKET ADRIENNE LANDAU, EARRINGS JENNIFER FISHER, ON LIPS DIOR ADDICT LACQUER STICK IN 577 LAZY
Credits: Makeup  Ralph Sicilliano (The Wall Group) using mac cosmetics HAIR  Ward (The Wall Group) Set Designer  Lauren Nikrooz (the magnet agency) Photo Assistants  Jason Acton, John Griffith Set Designer Assistant  Alvin Manalo Location  Pier 59 Studios NYC

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