Kari Faux has released a new EP, Cry 4 Help, her first release in two years.
The Arkansas rapper explores different facets of vulnerability across the five tracks, addressing toxic friendships on “Leave Me Alone” and a miscarriage she had at 15 on “Latch Key.”
Putting together Cry 4 Help turned out to be a challenge for Faux—one that was necessary for her artistic growth. “I’ve always felt like I was never able to put my real, real life into my music,” she told NPR Music. “So this was kind of like a test for me to see like, ‘Okay, can you write about the shit [that] has actually happened to you?’”
this project is for me. i know that may sound selfish but that’s because it is. i created this one from a place of what *i* needed to say vs. what i thought people wanted to hear
— The Vibe Formerly Known As (@KARIFAUX) March 7, 2019
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