It’s 2018 — long gone are the days of sending a CD to a record label in a manila envelope. For Florida rapper Kitty, it started with a poem about an ex-boyfriend posted on Tumblr in 2010 (Kitty was still in high school at the time). Soon after, Kitty dropped The Lizzie McGuire Experience, a compilation of songs ripped from her blog made available exclusively on Bandcamp. It wasn’t until her single, “Okay Cupid” that she reached viral status (even landing herself on a Rolling Stone best-of list). Since then, she’s teamed up with rapper Riff Raff and covered an unlikely Andrew Bird song that furthered her viral reach.
Kitty will perform at El Club on Wednesday, Jan. 24; Doors open at 8 p.m.; 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-279-7382; elclubdetroit.com; Tickets are $5-$8
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