From Little Rock to Los Angeles, from slinging fast food to spitting hot rhymes, Kari Faux brought the complex flow of old-school ’90s rap and updated it with poignant, oftentimes hilarious lyrics for the Internet age. Raised in a Southern gospel and classical tradition by her parents, she started rapping for fun. Multiple mixtapes later, she had developed a hypnotic flow, a knack for clever wordplay, and a witty deadpan that befit her self-proclaimed nickname “Rap Game Daria.” Her first song, 2011’s “Fauxty Miles Per Hour” was followed by a series of lost mixtapes in 2012. It wasn’t until 2014, however, that she increased her exposure and fan base with the Laugh Now, Cry Later EP. She caught the attention of Childish Gambino who eventually became part of her management team, and is currently prepping the release of her debut album Lost en Los Angeles.