On The Rise: Lizzo

Lizzo On The Rise copy

Lizzo has been rising for a minute but her star is only shining stronger every day. It won’t be long before she’s a household name, so we thought we’d catch you up to speed incase you don’t know what’s up.

Born in Detroit but now calls Minneapolis home, Lizzo defies every genre. She’s a riot grrrl rapper, a singer who’s passion and emotion shines through with each breath and a bad ass who isn’t afraid to get political. In 2013 we fell in love with Lizzo and her infectiously tasty track “Batches & Cookies” off her debut album Lizzobangers.

In 2014 shit got real with “Faded” and Lizzo reminded us that “rumors that world gon’ end don’t faze me.”

She then casually stopped by Letterman and brought her heart pounding track “Bus Passes And Happy Meals” alive on the legendary stage. Watch Letterman say Lizzobangers below.

Earlier this year, Lizzo opened for Sleater-Kinny on their much anticipated No Cities to Love reunion tour and stole everyone’s hearts along the way.

As she’s never one to stick to any one sound, we’re excited to hear her upcoming album Big GRRRL Small World. Big GRRRL Small World features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and was produced by BJ Burton at Vernon’s April Base studio in Eau Claires. Check out her new single “Humanize” off Big GRRRL Small World below.

Big GRRRL Small World comes out December 11th via Lizzo’s own BGSW label. Check out the tracklistings below.

01 Aint I
02 Betcha
03 Ride
04 Humanize
05 Bother Me
07 The Fade
08 1 Deep
09 The Realest
10 En Love
11 My Skin
12 Jang a Lang

On The Rise is our spotlight series on new and emerging artists. We last featured Heems. Stay tuned for next week’s On The Rise artist!