Kari Faux’s “Cry 4 Help” Shows That She Can Get Through Anything
The Arkansas rapper has a new EP out today, and a set at FLOODfest @ SXSW next week.
The rapper from Little Rock, Arkansas just dropped a new five-track EP, Cry 4 Help. Kari Faux first came on the scene in 2014 with No Small Talk, which was later remixed by Childish Gambino and featured on HBO’s Insecure. She then released debut LP Lost En Los Angeles in 2016 and another EP in 2017.
Cry 4 Help is lavish soul music that doesn’t shy away from Faux’s tougher experiences: being adopted, having a miscarriage, and withstanding toxic relationships. The twenty-six-year-old is no longer afraid to confront past traumas, and has described making the album as a kind of therapy.
On the EP’s sometimes-censored cover art, Faux is on her knees, bent upside-down, giving the camera the middle finger through her legs. It’s a way of saying “screw you” to the people who’ve hurt her.