Lizzo 2.1.17

Lizzo is not even close to messing around; She’s everything we know and love about hip-hop taken to the extreme. Her clever, hard-hitting lyrics, Mavis Staples-style belting, James Brown inspired horn and guitar samples, and an unshakable groove make Lizzo a true powerhouse. Did we mention that she also has a degree in flute performance, and turned down a scholarship for graduate studies at the Paris Conservatoire to pursue her own music? Yeah, She’s the real deal. Her most recent release, “Coconut Oil,” is overflowing with hit tunes. Drawing from gospel, soul, trap, and R&B, each tune has its own voice brought to life by the undeniable force of Lizzo’s voice, stage presence, and attitude. In her own words, “I don’t need a crown to know that I’m a queen.” Lizzo stopped by Studio 1A to blow some minds, check out her full performance below!

– James Parker

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