The 21-Year-Old Atlanta Artist Calmly Flexes While She Prepares to Share Her Upcoming Album & Join PinkPanthress On Her “Capable Of Love Tour” This Spring

Critical Praise:

“Exes duck and cover, lame-ass dudes grab your shields—Bktherula is firing shots up and down LVL 5 Part 1. With a knack for vocal improvisation on par with Detroit’s finest and a delightfully random assortment of beats, the Atlanta rapper has made her best mixtape yet.”Pitchfork

“Bktherula can’t be contained. At 20, she’s far too restless to be boxed into a single subgenre. The 20-year-old Atlanta emcee lulls you with melodic runs one minute only to pummel you with pulverizing bars the next.”The FADER

“BKTHERULA Reaches New Dimensions on LVL5”Office Mag

“Atlanta’s Bktherula is letting go and levelling up…Fusing R&B, punk and alternative stylings, the 20-year-old rapper forms an unpredictable, meditative sound of her own”NME

“Bktherula is boundless, at times traversing – or at least trying to – the metaphysical. The destructive, menacing synths of ‘TAN’ see the rapper open her project with a brash brand of rap as she brags about walking in on some “money shit”, whereas moments later on “BELIEVE”, she’s crooning across undulating, moody soundscapes.” DAZED

The Announcement:

February 2, 2024 (Los Angeles, CA) – Known for her signature swagger and mesmerizing lyricism, Atlanta rapper Bktherula is quickly rising to the top of the rap game. Today, the breakout star officially announces LVL5 P2, her upcoming project, releasing on March 8th. The highly anticipated album is an embodiment of Bk’s new style of rap psychedelia, blending distorted and chaotic soundscapes with unapologetic flows and ethereal melodies. LVL5 P2 is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2023 album LVL5 P1

Along with the album announcement, Bktherula shares her new single “Crayon.” Keeping her composure as she repeats unbothered flexes, Bk makes a statement on the track, affirming that this is her year: “And that b*tch talk so much shit but she ain’t gon’ say nun’…If you wanna race me up to the top then b*itch put the Tay-K on,” Bk spits over a hypotonic synth melody and abrasive yet addicting drums. In the video, Bk recruits a crew of creatives to New York, as she explores the city and experiments with her favorite Crayola colors.

Stream “Crayon” HERE
Watch “Crayon” HERE

“Crayon is a very calm way of me saying that it’s about to be my time, and no one can stop me, not even Satan. My faith has proved the demon of doubt wrong time and time again and I will continue to rise beyond human prediction,” says Bktherula. “The real shall prevail, the dark will be exposed. All praise to the most high…Heaven is filled with the brightest of colors.”

“Crayon” arrives a month after the release of Bk’s “It Wasn’t Me (Freestyle)” via On The Radar, which was preceded by “TATTI” and “CRAZY GIRL 2” featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again — a remix of “CRAZY GIRL” from last year’s LVL5 P1. Prior to LVL5 P1, she released her EP Love Nirvana (Acoustic), featuring original and newly stripped-down versions of beloved tracks, including “UH HUH,” “Tweakin’ Together” and “Summer.” 

The new single, as well as the rest of her new tunes, will receive a warm welcome when Bk joins PinkPantheress on her “Capable of Love Tour,” which will be trekking all over the U.S. this April. Click HERE to buy tickets and see tour dates.

Recently named to Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list, Bk has built a devoted following by releasing tracks that showcase her raw emotions. Now, with “Crayon,” she’s done it again — delivering a track that’s as unique as it is captivating.

Sat Apr 06 – Detroit, MI– Saint Andrew’s Hall ^
Sun Apr 07 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall ^
Wed Apr 10 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield ^
Fri Apr 12 – Boston, MA – Royale ^
Sun Apr 14 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Paramount ^
Wed Apr 17 – Chicago, IL – Metro * ^
Sat Apr 20 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville +
Mon Apr 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas +
Wed Apr 24 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall +
Thu Apr 25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin +
Sun Apr 28 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park +
Tue Apr 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium +

^ With Bktherula
+ With Kanii

Photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine

For more information on Bktherula, please contact
Michelle McDevitt, Audible Treats
Kerry Harrison, Audible Treats
Destiny Riley, Audible Treats
Aishah White, Warner Records

The Background:

Blending dystopian soundscapes with jumpy flows and ethereal melodies, Bktherula makes a new kind of rap psychedelia. Since breaking out with “Left Right” in 2019, she’s oscillated between raucous cloud rap and gentle R&B, fusing impressionistic songwriting with complex musicality to create affecting anthems that feel futuristic and universal. The 21-year-old has been rewarded with a growing legion of fans and a slot, in many critics’ estimations, as Atlanta’s next up. She’s planted more seeds with “Forever, Part 2 (Jezebel),” a celestial offering from LVL5 P1, her new EP on Warner Records. Bk is looking to continue her level up with major international music festival performances and NYFW and London Fashion Week runway shows. American headline tour. She is also committed to embracing herself like never before. Battling doubts and the occasional spurt of negativity is a type of spiritual warfare that’s led Bk to increased self-acceptance, a journey that empowers herself and her fans.

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“Crayon”: https://bktherula.lnk.to/CRAYON / https://bktherula.lnk.to/CRAYONvideo

“It Wasn’t Me” (Freestyle): https://bktherula.lnk.to/ItWasntMe

“It Wasn’t Me (Freestyle) on On The Radar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKXhDMhRolo

“TATTI”: https://bktherula.lnk.to/TATTI

LVL5 P1https://bktherula.lnk.to/lvl5p1