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Lizzo @ the Independent - By jschiewe - January 19, 2017 - SF Weekly
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Lizzo @ the Independent

(Photo by Jabari Jacobs)

The 28-year-old rapper/singer Lizzo — whose hit single “Good As Hell” is on the recent Barbershop soundtrack — has a knack for coining catchy titles and songs. Since striking out as a solo artist in 2013, the self-proclaimed “fat feminist” has dropped two albums and one EP, as well as penned songs on a litany of topics, like competing against men in freestyle battles, losing her phone after a drunken night, and coconut oil’s multifaceted uses. She describes her recent EP and first major label release, Coconut Oil, as “a sampler platter” of styles, because it contains influences of gospel, soul, pop, and hip-hop. The record also marks Lizzo’s first foray with singing, which she told SF Weekly was immensely hard to learn compared to rapping. With an already released customized emoji pack — that she says has been downloaded more than one million times — and a debut album on the way, 2017 might just be the year that big girls take over the radio waves.

Lizzo with Dizzy Fae, at 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, atthe Independent. $15; theindependentsf.com.