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CupcakKe celebrated ‘Eden’ at Red Bull Music Fest Chicago with Tink (pics)

CupcakKe’s second album of 2018 — following January’s Ephorize — proves that not only is she not slowing down the pace of her output, she is becoming even more of a force. There are a handful of songs on Eden that find her sounding sharper and more biting than ever before, and at 12 high-energy songs that fly by in just over a half hour, it’s a lean album that only leaves you wanting more CupcakKe. She’s still got plenty of the raunch that’s been a part of her appeal from the start (look no further than the first verse of “Garfield” for such punchlines as “On my period so you know it’s cum red,” “I’m not afraid of no penis/Baby with the head I am a genius,” and “I sip on that dick, call me Mississippi”), but Eden also continues to make it obvious that CupcakKe is no one-trick pony, and that she means business. “This for the ‘CupcakKe a joke’/One million in and you broke/He fainted as soon as I spoke,” she boasts at the start of album opener “PetSmart,” and she does so with a whip-cracking delivery that puts half the rappers on the radio to shame.

CupcakKe released her great new album Eden on Friday (that’s an excerpt of our review above), and the very next night, she played a Red Bull Music Festival show at Chicago’s Thalia Hall (11/10). DJ Funk and DJ King Marie rounded out the bill, and CupcakKe brought Chicago rapper Tink on stage during her very fun, crowdpleasing set. Pictures of that show are in the gallery above.

CupcakKe is also set to go on The Eden Tour this December, including a NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on 12/18 (tickets). You can get tickets for all dates here. All dates and cities are listed below.

Also watch the new video for “Dangled” below.

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Cupcakke – The Eden Tour
12/01 HOUSTON, TX
12/02 SAN ANTONIO, TX
12/03 PORTLAND, OR
12/04 SEATTLE, WA
12/06 OAKLAND, CA
12/07 SCOTTSDALE, AZ
12/08 DENVER, CO
12/09 DALLAS, TX
12/12 PITTSBURGH, PA
12/13 SPRINGFIELD, MO
12/14 ROCHESTER, NY
12/15 HARTFORD, CT
12/16 PAWTUCKET, RI
12/18 NEW YORK, NY
12/19 BOSTON, MA
12/20 SILVER SPRING, MD
12/21 ATLANTA, GA

photos by James Richards IV

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