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K.Flay 6/30/12

K.Flay 6/30/12 kflay.com
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  • Date Recorded: June 30, 2012
  • Artist / Band: K.Flay
  • Hosting Show: Elevated Rhymestate
  • Sound: Drew Freiberger

When most people envision the cutting edge of hip-hop, they likely don’t imagine a skinny suburban girl with a pair of degrees from Stanford; that is, unless they know of K.Flay.

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During her youth in the greater Chicago area, Kristine Flaherty connected with music early on, immersing herself in her father’s classic rock collection and letting loose to the sounds of P-Funk. Life gave her the opportunity to attend Stanford University, and in her sophomore year, she started making music for hobby with the help of a nearby friend that produced house music. Her escape from the rigors of a top school blossomed into performances, and has grown into a career, while she grabbed degrees in psychology and sociology along the way.

K.Flay serves as a producer, lyricist and vocalist in all of her releases and tours. She blends the sounds of samples and mash-ups with her own electronic loops and sequences, often charged by heavy bass and shredding guitar licks, to create a style that’s both innovative and dynamic. A capable vocalist, she mingles melodic verse and hooks with flowing, intelligent rap, often demonstrating a talent to handle a very quick pace, which she likens to stuffing words into a vacuum seal suitcase.

She stopped by the Magnolia Avenue studios of 88.1 KDHX, before a performance at Blueberry Hill, while on her "Eyes Shut" tour, promoting her newest EP of the same name.

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