by Andrew Sacher

The Eulogy

Earlier this year, rapper Cakes Da Killa put out his full length debut, The Eulogy, which you can stream below and download for free at the Mishka bandcamp. He hails from the same NYC queer rap scene as Mykki Blanco and Le1f (who had their breakout moments last year), and while it's not necessarily fair or accurate to blindly group those rappers together, they do have musical similarities and as Cakes says in an interview with Pitchfork, "We're all cunty, we're all gay, and we're all really out" (referring to Le1f and Antonio of House of Ladosha, though he does say he's a big Mykki Blanco fan too).

Like Mykki, Cakes' got don't-give-a-fuck bragging and relentless flow and waits only two lines on The Eulogy to show that off when he spits "Niggas pay my loans just to finger fuck my asshole." Lines like that (which appear all over the album) have earned Cakes descriptions like "pottymouthed," but is it really more pottymouthed than what a ton of heterosexual rappers talk about? Either way, Cakes does what any good rapper should do best. He talks about what he knows, he doesn't censor himself, he's funny, angry, and confident, and so far that all resulted in a hell of a record.

Cakes plays a previously discussed NYC show this Wednesday (3/27) at NYU's E&L Auditorium with a great lineup of Killer Mike and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire. Tickets are $2 for NYU students and $4 for the general public at the NYU box office, and they go on sale today (3/26) at noon.

Stream The Eulogy below...


Cakes Da Killa - The Eulogy


Killer Mike -- 2013 Tour Dates
Wed 03/27/13 NYU, NYC
Sat 03/30/13 Paid Dues Festival San Bernardino CA
Sat 04/06/13 Mission Creek Festival @ Gabes Iowa City IA
4/18 Athens, GA - Georiga Theater*
4/19 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel*
4/20 Charlottesville, VA - University of Virginia*
4/21 Baltimore, MD - Sound Stage*
4/23 Providence, RI - Lupo's*
4/24 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl*
4/25 Williamsburg, VA - College of William & Mary*
4/26 University Park, PA - Penn State University*
4/27 Philadelphia, PA - TLA*
4/30 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue*
5/1 Chicago, IL - Vic Theater*
5/2 San Francisco, CA - San Francisco State University*
5/3 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave*
5/4 Memphis, TN - Beale Street*
5/5 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater*
5/7 Denver, CO - Cervantis*
5/8 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater*
5/9 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
5/13 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater*
5/15 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst*
5/15 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine*
5/18 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues*
5/19 Albuquerque, NM - Observatory*
5/23 Houston, TX - Bayour Music Hall*
5/24 Austin, TX - The Backyard*
5/25 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom*
5/26 Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Fest*
5/30 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works*
5/31 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29*
6/1 Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen*
6/2 Birmingham, AL - Avondale Brewing Co.*
6/4 Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live*
6/5 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution*
6/6 Jacksonville, FL - Brewsters Megaplex*
6/7 Altanta, GA - Masquerade*
6/8 Charleston, SC - Music Farm*
6/9 Wilmington, NC - Brooklyn Arts Center*
6/11 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater*
6/12 Charlotte, NC - Amos*
6/14 Washington D.C. - Howard's Theatre*
6/15 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom*
6/16 Toronto, Ontario - North By Northeast*
6/19 Boston, MA - Paradise*
6/20 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn*
Wed 07/10/13 RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa ON
Sun 07/21/13 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago IL

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