The first thing K.Flay did after returning from South By Southwest was go to the Oakland farmers' market with her mom. When she talks about her shopping trip, K.Flay — the rapping alter ego of 27-year-old Kristine Flaherty — casually refers to Oakland as "home." But "home" has been a nebulous concept for Flaherty for a while now: She grew up in suburban Wilmette, Ill., attended Stanford University (where she double-majored in sociology and psychology), spent three years in San Francisco, and resided in Oakland for a year. Now she's signed a major label deal with RCA, which has her in... More >>>