Little Rock, Arkansas’ very own Kari Faux, a multidimensional artist known for her unique blend of musical styles, has just released her latest album, “REAL B*TCHES DON’T DIE!” The album, which is available via drink sum wtr, spans 13 tracks and is a tribute to Kari’s Southern roots.
The album features collaborations with legendary artists such as the late Gangsta Boo of Three 6 Mafia, Big K.R.I.T. from Mississippi, Devin the Dude, Jazz Cartier, and TheMIND. The majority of the album was produced by Grammy Award-winning artist Phoelix, who is also Kari’s partner, with additional production credits going to 2forwOyNE and Park Ave.
“REAL B*TCHES DON’T DIE!” is not just an album; it’s a genre-bending musical journey that transcends regional boundaries. Despite its deep roots in the South, the album incorporates elements of gospel, hip-hop, and R&B, creating a unique sound that is distinctly Kari Faux. The album is punctuated by humorous and affirming transitions, adding to its unique charm.
To fully immerse herself in the creative process, Kari spent a year in self-imposed isolation, avoiding newly released music and reaching back in time to enhance her unique musical style. The result is an album that showcases her growth as an artist. In “REAL B*TCHES DON’T DIE!”, Kari is confident, assured, and moving at her own pace, embodying the spirit of an underdog who always bets on themselves.
The album includes previously released singles “MAKE A WISH,” “TURNIN’ HEADS” featuring Big K.R.I.T., and “ME FIRST,” which premiered on COLORS last year and came with a cheeky and meta visual directed by Cam Robert.
In addition to the album release, Kari Faux is set to support Big Boi for a series of dates starting in Philadelphia on May 29th, followed by performances in Brooklyn and Washington, D.C. She will also be performing at Summerfest in Milwaukee on June 28th and at Format Festival in her home state of Arkansas on September 22nd.
With the release of “REAL B*TCHES DON’T DIE!”, Kari Faux continues to carve out her own lane in the music industry, blending southern rap with elements of psych, gospel, pop, and hip-hop, all woven together with her thoughtful and playful lyrics. This album is a clear indication of her musical evolution and a promise of more exciting things to come.