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Q&A: Kitty On Danny Brown, Sharpening Her Rap Skills, And What’s Next

If “keeping it real” still matters at all in hip-hop, Kitty (formerly Pryde) ceremoniously dismantled the notion that she doesn’t this week when she published a mini-treatise on the complicated politics of sexual assault. Yet regardless of her consistently brainy web engagement, she continues to be regarded as merely a meme. Before her piece hit… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 6, 2013 - 11:10 am

Kitty Pryde Assesses “This Whole Danny Brown Oral Sex Thing”

Danny Brown and Kitty (née Pryde) have been on the road together for the Old And Reckless Tour for about a week. It was reported that at their Minneapolis date last Friday a female attendee hopped on stage, pulled down Brown’s pants, and briefly attempted to perform oral sex on the rapper. It’s been commented… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 2, 2013 - 10:54 am

Stream Kitty’s D.A.I.S.Y. Rage Mixtape

When I posted Kitty’s “Ay Shawty” a few weeks ago, I was asked if I could write a Deconstructing about the rapper so that the commenter could understand why she is worth anyone’s attention. While I think it’s too soon to take apart her output, it’s evident on her new tape D.A.I.S.Y. Rage that increased… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 30, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Kitty – “R.R.E.A.M.”

I’m typing this post from underneath my desk so that in case any of you faithful Stereogum readers/Kitty Pryde Anti-Task Force Members decide to throw water balloons at my desk window for posting “R.R.E.A.M.,” the latest flavor from Kitty’s — she’s ditched the Pryde — upcoming EP D.A.I.S.Y. Rage, I will be safe. While I… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Kitty Pryde – “Ay Shawty” (Feat. Lakutis)

“Ay Shawty” links Kitty Pryde up with fellow pop culture weirdo, Greedhead’s Lakutis. Kitty seems to be coming a lot more into her own here — the energy that she harnesses in her live show is now bleeding into her music, whether it’s with her beat choice, like with last week’s “Dead Island,” or here,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 15, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Kitty Pryde – “Dead Island”

With her new track “Dead Island,” Kitty Pryde has really nailed down a sound that she flourishes in. Her vocals are still soft and sweet but paired with an alt-pop beat replete with seemingly-never-to-be-retired “Pon De Floor” drums, Kitty sounds fiercer than ever but just as dreamy as you expect. Watch the glittery video for… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 7, 2013 - 3:43 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Kitty Pryde – “Hittin Lix”

Here’s the first single from Kitty Pryde’s forthcoming debut full-length, the cloudy, pensive “Hittin Lix,” a track about a dangerous love that’s accented by Bad Channels’ percussive production. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 1, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Turntable Interview: Kitty Pryde

Kitty Pryde is a 19 year old Daytona Beach native who is making waves in the hip-hop world with her homespun raps about Justin Bieber. The pint-sized redhead is the poster girl for a new wave of hip hop with perfect eyeliner, an active Tumblr, and no apparent fear of oversharing. Her new EP (and… More »

By: Melissa Locker / July 12, 2012 - 11:57 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME MARIO CHALMERS filling in for Tom this week, who had a kid or something (it’s hard to know since Tom’s baby boy — congrats Tom! — hasn’t showed up on any releases yet). So, let’s do this thing, if only for the escape from a world where a team without a fanbase line… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Kitty Pryde Haha, I’m Sorry

In early June, Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg incited a media and music industry fracas by using the Summer Jam sidestage as a megaphone for his ideals on rap’s purity. “I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing ‘Starships’ later,” Rosenberg said, referring to the Nicki Minaj pop hit. “I’m not talking to… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 20, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum’s showcase (hat tip to Guards, for winning the night — and the fest’s — breakout act honors). Photographer wagz2it roved the north Williamsburgian terrain and assembled a spread of photos for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Download Kitty Pryde Haha, I’m Sorry EP

In the short timespan where Kitty Pryde has become a “thing,” it’s been pretty difficult to assess the phenomenon, or at least it’s been difficult to discern the right approach. Kitty Pryde, on the surface, is a Florida teenager posting homemade rap demos with lyrics that resemble mash notes, or at least whatever modern form… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 11, 2012 - 3:43 pm