CupcakKe, Chicago’s rising rap princess, dropped a music video this week for her song “Scraps,” and it has us shook. Not only is the emcee wearing Beyoncé’s Ivy Park shirt, but the filming is aptly gritty and the lyrics real.
The new video takes place inside a laundromat and what looks like an abandoned warehouse, and lyrically touches on serious subjects. With words including “Jail full of our brothers, cause fathers way too lazy,” CupcakKe uses this song to tackle the realities of everyday life. “We was out there scrapping up quarters,” she says on the hook. “Had mo tears than we had water.”
Though her song “33rd,” which was released earlier this year, was about handling haters, this isn’t the first time CupcakKe has used her music to tackle realness before. Songs like “Pedophile,” “Picking Cotton,” and “LGBT” all prove this woman has what it takes to make some honest music for today’s world.