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Kari Faux

Kari Faux is an American rapper/singer from Little Rock, Arkansas; she is best known for her flamboyant dress, and conversational style of rap. Her songs are most commonly characterized as "internet rap;" with repetitive hooks, minimal production, and an emphasis on clever wordplay. Being a product of the new age internet rap, her subject matter usually boasts her unique style and social status making her popular among social media. In 2014, Faux released her mixtape, Laugh Now, Die Later, which had been received well from critics, landing a spot on Pitchfork's "Most Overlooked Mixtapes of 2014. The EP would most notably gain the attention of rapper Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino. Glover remixed Faux's "No Small Talk," and featured it on his own mixtape, "STN MTN." Kari Faux moved to Los Angeles, California; where she recorded and released her debut album "Lost En Los Angeles". HBO’s hit show, Insecure, features a bulk of Kari’s music throughout the show’s first two seasons. In September 2017, Kari released her 7 track EP titled ‘Primary’ which features production from Matt Martians of ‘The Internet’ and Jerry Paper. Kari is now gearing up to release her second album sometime in 2018.