Bktherula – CRAYON [Music Video]

Known for her signature swagger and mesmerizing lyricism, Atlanta rapper Bktherula is quickly rising to the top of the rap game. Today, the breakout star officially announces LVL5 P2, her upcoming project set to be released on March 8th. The highly anticipated album is an embodiment of Bk’s new style of rap psychedelic, blending distorted and chaotic soundscapes with unapologetic flows and ethereal melodies. LVL5 P2 is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2023 album LVL5 P1.

Along with the album announcement, Bktherula shares her new single, “Crayon.” Keeping her composure as she repeats unbothered flexes, Bk makes a statement on the track, affirming that this is her year: “And that b*tch talk so much shit but she ain’t gon’ say nun’…If you wanna race me up to the top then b*itch put the Tay-K on,” Bk spits over a hypotonic synth melody and abrasive yet addicting drums. In the video, Bk recruits a crew of creatives to New York, as she explores the city and experiments with her favorite Crayola colors.

“Crayon is a very calm way of me saying that it’s about to be my time, and no one can stop me, not even Satan. My faith has proved the demon of doubt wrong time and time again and I will continue to rise beyond human prediction,” says Bktherula. “The real shall prevail, the dark will be exposed. All praise to the most high…Heaven is filled with the brightest of colors.”

“Crayon” arrives a month after the release of Bk’s “It Wasn’t Me (Freestyle)” via On The Radar, which was preceded by “TATTI” and “CRAZY GIRL 2” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again — a remix of “CRAZY GIRL” from last year’s LVL5 P1. Prior to LVL5 P1, she released her EP Love Nirvana (Acoustic), featuring original and newly stripped-down versions of beloved tracks, including “UH HUH,” “Tweakin’ Together” and “Summer.”

The new single, as well as the rest of her new tunes, will receive a warm welcome when Bk joins PinkPantheress on her “Capable of Love Tour,” which will be trekking all over the U.S. this April.

Recently named to Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list, Bk has built a devoted following by releasing tracks that showcase her raw emotions. Now, with “Crayon,” she’s done it again — delivering a track that’s as unique as it is captivating.

“Bktherula personifies a generation of musicians who can tap into varied sounds and disciplines with ease.” – Rolling Stone

“Bktherula can’t be contained. She’s far too restless to be boxed into a single subgenre. The Atlanta emcee lulls you with melodic runs one minute only to pummel you with pulverizing bars the next.” – The FADER

“BKTHERULA Reaches New Dimensions on LVL5” – Office Mag

“Bktherula’s become known for launching a unique wave of rap that sounds like it’s just as influenced by the Internet and R&B melodies as it is influenced by trap music” – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Sat Apr 06 – Detroit, MI– Saint Andrew’s Hall ^
Sun Apr 07 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall ^
Wed Apr 10 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield ^
Fri Apr 12 – Boston, MA – Royale ^
Sun Apr 14 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Paramount ^
Wed Apr 17 – Chicago, IL – Metro * ^
Sat Apr 20 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville +
Mon Apr 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas +
Wed Apr 24 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall +
Thu Apr 25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin +
Sun Apr 28 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park +
Tue Apr 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium +

^ With Bktherula
+ With Kanii


Tue Feb 20 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre
Thu Feb 22 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester
Fri Feb 23 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
Tue Feb 27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Grote Zaal
Wed Feb 28 – Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
Fri Mar 1 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt

Blending dystopian soundscapes with jumpy flows and ethereal melodies, Bktherula makes a new kind of rap psychedelia. Since breaking out with “Left Right” in 2019, she’s oscillated between raucous cloud rap and gentle R&B, fusing impressionistic songwriting with complex musicality to create affecting anthems that feel futuristic and universal. The 21-year-old has been rewarded with a growing legion of fans and a slot as Atlanta’s next-up in many critics’ estimations. To date, her songs have collected more than 265 million streams across multiple platforms. She’s planted more seeds with “TATTI,” the playfully braggadocious new single from LVL 5, Part 2, her kaleidoscopic new EP on Warner Records. Coated in dynamic sounds and subtle emotional depth, the tracks reflect a Bk who has leveled up in more ways than one. At age 13, Bk uploaded her first songs to SoundCloud. At 16, she was putting her playfully swaggering raps to the test at local shows in Atlanta’s rap underground. Now, following the release of LVL 5, Part 1 and ahead of LVL 5, Part 2, she looks to soar higher than ever. This past spring, she embarked on her first-ever sold-out tour. Brainstorming new dreams, Bk looks to the future. “I want my music to inspire others to be the best version of themselves,” she says. “I feel extremely blessed where I am now and where I see myself going. I’m super blessed for my fans, because I wouldn’t be here without them.”

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