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Watch CupcaKKe Lay Down a Fiery Freestyle Over Ukulele

CupcakKe, 2017
Jessica Xie

CupcakKe photographed backstage at Brooklyn Bazaar on Oct. 20, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York.

CupcaKKe is on a hot streak.

The Chicago rapper has been blowing up in popularity ever since her 2015 hit, "Deepthroat." In the past three years, she's released three studio albums, collaborated with Charli XCX and Lil Pump and has become a Twitter sensation. Her latest internet-breaking endeavor? A fiery freestyle over a ukulele. 

The rapper shared a video of herself freestyling over Einer Bankz's ukulele rhythm on Sunday night (July 22). Throughout the 55-second clip, CupcaKKe proves that her lyrical prowess extends beyond the studio with quick-witted bars including, "Pay stubs looking lit / Money doubling up like Twix," and "Little be known if a b----  act grown/ I'm coming strapped up like a bra."

CupcaKKe's most recent album, Ephorize was released on Jan. 5. It received critical praise including Pitchfork's best new music award.

Check out the clip below. 


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