While attending Stanford University, multitalented singer/rapper/producer K.Flay started making lighthearted hip-hop parodies on her laptop, which gradually blossomed into a series of mixtapes.
∙ K.Flay’s first major-label release, 2012’s EP Eyes Shut, featured production by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy, and rapper Danny Brown guested on her 2013 follow-up, What If It Is.
∙ Life As a Dog, her 2014 debut album, was fan-funded and reached No. 14 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart.
∙ In 2016, she became the first artist signed to Night Street Records, an offshoot of Interscope headed up by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.
∙ Crush Me is the title of both K.Flay’s 2016 EP and a book she released the following year, which compiled fan-authored notes and stories she had collected while on tour.
∙ She was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2017, including a Best Rock Song nod for her sassy, Gold-certified breakout single, “Blood in the Cut.”
∙ Mike Shinoda, Tom Morello, and Robert DeLong are just some of the artists who’ve invited her to guest on their songs.
BORNJune 30, 1985