Queen Kyi at Swagger Like Us

Gather your cool-girl posse and come prepared to stunt.

See you can get in where you fit in/But you ain’t about to fit in with me/And you know I stay fly to a T/I’m international, I’ll have you think you thuggin’ when you hear this beat, rhymes Washington, DC spitter Queen Kyi on the title track of her most recent mixtape, Trilluminati. Like her regal stage name suggests, the project’s opulent club anthems brim with high-femme boast raps that position femininity as a source of power. Queen Kyi’s flow is smooth and icy, and she serves disses with nimble wordplay in her nonchalant monotone. Kyi performs on Friday, November 20, at Swagger Like Us, the Bay Area’s premiere queer hip-hop dance party, at Oasis in San Francisco. This edition of Swagger features resident DJ davO of the electro-pop duo Double Duchess and Boston DJ Leah McFly, who is a veteran of her city’s party scene. Gather your cool-girl posse and come prepared to stunt.

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