Sun • May 12 • 8:00 PM
Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
Up and coming artist Lizzo made her mark as an industry powerhouse with the release of her album Big Grrrl Small World
"If you are confident in yourself and however you want yourself to be presented, and you're doing well and doing it because you want to do it and not because someone is pressuring you, then more power to you." - Lizzo
Lizzo's StoryLizzo was born in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10 her family relocated to Houston, Texas. She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011. She began her career in rapping while living in Texas. Lizzo started rapping as a teenager in the Southwest Alief part of Houston, Texas, which is known as “the SWAT". At the age of 14 she formed a group called Cornrow Clique with her best friends. In Minneapolis, she performed with indie groups including the electro soul-pop duo, Lizzo & the Larva Ink. During this time she helped form three-piece all-female rap/R&B group, The Chalice. In 2012, The Chalice released their first album, We Are the Chalice, which was locally successful.
Lizzobangers, Lizzo's debut album produced by Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson, was released on October 15, 2013 to regional and national success. The album focuses on hip-hop. Lizzo toured the US and UK in the fall of 2013 opening for Har Mar Superstar, and additionally sang with his band. In October 2013, Lizzo won City Pages' "Picked to Click" award for best new Twin Cities artist. The following month Time named her one of 14 music artists to watch in 2014.
On June 1, 2014, Lizzo shared the stage with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, performing "A Change Is Gonna Come" together. On October 7, 2014, Lizzo appeared as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.
In September 2014, Lizzo was featured alongside her Chalice bandmates Sophia Eris and Claire de Lune on the song "BoyTrouble" on Prince and 3rdEyeGirl's album Plectrumelectrum. On working with Prince, Lizzo says the experience was "surreal... almost like a fairytale" and that it was "something I will never actually get over".
What more can you say about Lizzo's message in spirit and song? She is personifies strength, courage, and love of self in a way that should inspire people to see themselves for who they are, love who they are and let no one put "Baby in the corner"!
Catch her show in New York : https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/Z7r9jZ1Aepkr9?tmrid=TMR-2586797&routing=y#efeat6916