bbymutha © Artist
Famed for her myth-busting lyrics on sexuality, motherhood, and identity, Tennessee-based rapper and vocalist bbymutha is one of underground hip hop’s most daring and admired talents.
Emerging with a series of self-released EP's and singles, her track “Rules” went viral in 2017 and earned her praise from the likes of Erykah Badu, Björk, and SZA. 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, it is her non-apologetic attitude and her slow, icy-cool Chattanooga drawl that gives her an artistic voice all her own.
Thanks to her candid, DIY approach to music, her hard work, not only as a musician but also as a business entrepreneur who owns and runs an apothecary, all while raising two pairs of twins by herself, she has become as much a role model for young female MCs as an altogether empowering voice and champion for independent women in general.
Following a stellar series of self-released mixtapes, bbymutha's 2018 standout EP Muthaz Day 3 saw her joining a new wave of underground female rappers, such as Noname, CupcakKe, Tierra Whack, and Rico Nasty, challenging a still male-dominated genre with genuine swagger.
Strongly anticipated, bbymutha released her debut album Muthaland in September 2020. "It’s a deliriously entertaining, ambitious project from an artist operating at her peak". - Pitchfork, 8.0. NPR name Muthaland in it's top 50 albums of 2020.