Lili K.


Lili K.

Lili K is the 23 year old songstress whose name is quickly popping up in the music world.  Her smooth and sultry sound is countered well by her quirky and energetic performances with her live band.

She’s the voice you hear in your favorite Chicago hip-hop artists’ music (cue Acid Rap and Innanetape), but she has also created an original jazzy, soulful, hip hop sound that is all her own.  With inspirations from Ella Fitzgerald to Erykah Badu to Sharon Jones, Lili’s love and respect for music is heard loud and clear.  The melodic keys, hard hitting drums, guitar licks, and soulful bass of her band are the driving force begind her very musical and fun live shows.

Lili K has performed at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Summerfest, and CMJ, and has shared stages with Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chance the Rapper, and Vic Mensa.  She was listed in ‘Best of 2013’ lists on Rolling Stone, NPR, and Complex for her feature work with Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa.

In July of 2011, Lili released her first project, a four song EP entitled ‘A Prelude to Hello,’ with composer Peter Cottontale.  She has worked with Thelonious Martin, MC Tree, Vic Mensa, and Chance The Rapper.  In October of 2012, Lili and Peter Cottontale released their second project ‘Metal Petals.’ Lili K. released her third EP ‘My Favorite Things’ on July 1, 2013.

Lili is currently working with her band on her self-produced debut album.  She’s a fresh face to the game with a modernly vintage sound;  there is much more to come from this young vocalist.

Rhymes: Ella Fitzgerald “Oh, Lady, Be Good,” The Spinners “It’s a Shame,” and India.Arie “Get It Together”



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Songs From This Interview:

Alexander “DJ RTC” Fruchter

Alexander “DJ RTC” Fruchter

Alexander Fruchter is the founder and current EIC of hip hop music and culture site “Ruby Hornet” as well as co-owner of the independent record label Closed Sessions and an adjunct at Columbia College. He is a Hyde Park native, graduate of Indiana University, lover of the White Sox and Hip Hop culture.

Rhymes: Beastie Boys ft. Q-Tip “Get it Together,” Mos Def “Hip-Hop,” and Kanye West ft GLC and Consequence “Spaceship”


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Columbia College Profile

Songs from this Interview:

Beastie Boys ft. Q-tip “Get it Together”

Ice Cube “It was a Good Day”

Oasis “Wonderwall”

Beastie Boys “Sabotage”

Beastie Boys ft. Cypress Hill “So What’cha Want” (Remix)

Beastie Boys “Shake Your Rump”

Typical Cats “The Manhatten Project”

MC Juice “Period”

Mos Def “Hip-Hop”

Mos Def ft. Q-Tip and Tash “Body Rock”

Company Flow “End to End Burners”

Mos Def “Close Edge”

Scratch Movie Soundtrack- Mix Master Mike ft. DJ Disk

Talib Kweli “Get By”

Jay-Z “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”

Kanye West ft. GLC and Consequence “Spaceship”

Kanye West “Last Call”