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Long Beach, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Long Beach, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
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"100 Women We Love"

JULIE FUCKING POTTER
Julie Fucking Potter, a.k.a. JFP (left), is one half of a hip-hop-and-violin duo with her partner of seven years, Beau Dream, a.k.a. CNOTE (right). A longtime advocate for LGBT visibility in the hip-hop world, JFP was a part of the groundbreaking Homorevolution Tour in 2007, the first hip-hop tour featuring only out LGBT artists. She’s currently enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, and pursuing her credential in adapted physical education—but her homework doesn’t preclude Potter from remaining heavily involved with the campus LGBT organization as a student assistant. Assembling its first queer hip-hop concert and a showcase called Diversitunes was just the beginning—Potter loves hearing feedback from her fans and planning future community gatherings, and hopes to “inspire, empower and unite the LGBTQ community. We must realize, and then utilize, the infinite power within us all.” JFP is writing and recording with CNOTE on a series of free summer mix-tapes and prepping her sophomore album Home Grown Fantasy for a late 2011 release. –KL - GO Magazine


"Revolution"

… “When she comes out onstage, it’s just halos, flashes of light, all kinds of fireworks,” Myers said. “She just has a presence. She comes out onstage and dominates. I think I’m going to be one of those people bragging that I was there from the beginning. I think she’s going places.”
–Marcel Myers (adoring fan)

http://juliefuckingpotter.com/Revolution.html - Larry Santana


"Are you ready for a revolution?"

June 19, 2007
Queer Hip Hop
Performer Review
By: Ernest Hardy


…..“There is a place for intelligent, loving, conscious hip-hop from a group of highly talented people,” says San Francisco’s 29-year-old Julie Fucking Potter. “Minorities speaking their truth and putting it in your face is exactly how hip-hop started.”

…..Next up is Potter, whose material lays bare her Bay Area politics. “If I must claim a culture,” says Potter after the show, “I claim San Francisco culture. I will boast about this city with my dying breath. There is something we have figured out here: Coexist, be who you are, follow your dreams, give generously, and love with every part of yourself.” Her material shows the influence of Missy Elliott in ribald songs about psycho ex-girlfriends, smoking weed, and the drudgery of working as a server in Bakersfield, Calif. If her flow is a tad generic, her eye for storytelling detail is sharp, and she attacks each track with gusto. The highlight of Potter’s set occurs when her wife, Caroline, a ringer for a shaved Sinead O’Connor, takes the stage with a nimble violin accompaniment.

Though Potter flaunts her politics, she makes it clear she doesn’t want her sexual orientation to define her as an artist. Like many homo-hop artists, she teeters across the tightrope of being down with and down for fellow LBGT folks and not wanting to be boxed in due to that allegiance. “Yes, I’m queer,” says Potter. “I care about the health and prosperity of this community…I’m an out, strong lesbian, so I’m going to uphold certain ideals. But I don’t want to be labeled as a quote-unquote gay rapper. I’m a person who raps who is also gay.” - The Advocate


"EL CID Review"

By Tiina Teal
FRIDAY, MARCH 30

…JFP (Julie Fucking Potter) kicked it hilariously white-girl style, but then tears were rolling down my face when she brought out her wife to play violin on the pointed song, "San Francisco Values."

http://larecord.com/blog/?p=226 - LA Record Reviews


"Let's get physical"

You might not believe that somebody who has
given herself the F-word as a middle name
would be as much fun as Julie Fucking Potter.
But it’s true. This rapper-comic-performer
who hails from Bakersfield, Calif., and currently
resides in West Hollywood, has got the
good life figured out. With her album, Exodus,
which came out last year, her recent participation
in the Homorevolution Tour and her gig
at a three-month inspirational writing retreat
in Amsterdam, well, things seem to be coming
together for this feisty lady. She’s even an
underground hit on CDbaby.com.
If you’ve never listened to Potter’s music
or seen her with her improv group, Crisis
Hopkins, it’s important to note that this
woman has a serious message, but also has
a sense of humor about herself. Her album
tackles a range of issues, and you’ll find her
feeling downright spiteful about everything
from straight women who tease, to anyone who doesn’t appreciate Nancy
Pelosi’s position as Speaker of the House. But the real treat in Potter’s
music is that it’s grounded in the specificity of an unglamorous world.
“It’s a crazy thing to work as a server,” she says in “Server Homies,”
her homage to those in food service. “You run around like a mad person,but you have to give good service at the table. I think you learn so much about someone when you go out to eat with them and you see how they treat their server.”
Potter’s “Run. Bust. Blow.” outlines three attainable steps to happiness:
running (at least 20 minutes, three times a week), masturbating
(it relieves stress) and smoking pot (to slow down and enjoy yourself).
Surprised to find a rapper who promotes exercise? Well, Potter isn’t
your average rapper. In addition to playing softball and football, she runs marathons and has a college degree in kinesiology.
So how did this girl-jock get into rapping? “I’ve always wanted to be
on stage…I grew up in the golden age of West Coast gangster rap…the
raw expressiveness and emotion connected to rap is what I fell in love
with.” But it wasn’t until 2004, during her time abroad in Amsterdam, thatPotter took some acting classes and actually started appearing on stage.
“Improv really gives you that no-fear quality…You realize that you’re
never going to fail as long as you’re doing it, which is the whole entire
point of improv: Just do it and you are successful.”
Four years later, here she is in your face. Something has to be said for
having the kind of drive that’s created her success, but Potter is nonchalant
about it: “Just believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in you, how
can anybody else?”
So Potter has returned to Amsterdam, the place where it all began,
and is currently working on new material for another album. She plans toproduce the beats for this album with her wife, Caroline Dream, whoseviolin work can be heard on the “San Francisco Values” track. Some ofher new lyrics feel reflective, introspective and more personal than her previous work. It’s different, but Potter feels confident about it, as she does about most things.
“I have willed so much just by believing it and thinking about it,” she
says. And it must be working. [kamala puligandla] n - Curve Mag


"Performer Profile"

California native rapper Julie Fucking Potter aka JFP has teamed up with her beloved violinist Caroline Dream aka CNOTE to promote love, equality, and the power within! JFP is currently working on her sophomore release, YES PLEASE! to follow up the underground success of her debut album EXODUS. (available on itunes & cdbaby)

JFP was an original member of the Homorevolution Tour, the first out LGBT hip hop tour in the nation, which received media attention from Rollingstone.com, The BBC, and CNN. She has also been featured in the Advocate, and Curve Magazine, for both her rap and comedic accomplishments.

JFP’s music will make you laugh, dance, think, spit out your drank, and definitely motivate to something for the Universe! She is fierce, funny, and always a good time. JFP’s latest track Never Disappear confronts the marriage equality debate head on and is a commanding reminder that the LGBT community and its allies will never disappear. You can download the track for 99 cents at www.digstation.com/neverdisappear and 50 cents will go to the CourageCampaing.org to help promote equality!

JFP & CNOTE’s high-octane hip hop show will take you to infinity and beyond! For more JFP goodness please visit

www.myspace.com/jfplive

www.TheJFPexperience.com

www.digstation.com/neverdisappear - Fresno Pride


Discography

Exodus (LP) 2007

Subatomic (EP) 2011

Smellz like Bacon (EP) 2012 

The Friendship Tour CD (EP) 2015

PostGrad (EP) 2016 

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Bio

Julie Fucking Potter (JFP) is a California born creator. She’s made rap albums, radio shows, and queer events of all sizes…she strives to give voice to the voiceless. Examining life through verse brings her great joy. JFP grew up in the Golden Area of West Coast Rap. NWA are her fathers. LL Cool J her big Unk, Queen, her Sister… JFP colors with the classic storytelling vibe of 80’s Rap and expresses real vulnerability. She’s at home on the mic, taking the stage as improviser, stand-up comedian, MC, and lecturer have ripened her for center stage. JFP is a uniquely fierce mc who is diversifying the Hip Hop spectrum. Check out her live show, then you’ll know... 

JFP is dropping a new 5 track EP entitled POSTGRAD, Friday May 13th for your summertime enjoyment. This release serves as a prequel to Master’s of Recreation and Leisure; her second full-length album will be out in January 2017. After JFP actually does graduate from Cal State Long Beach with her Masters degree, she will then put it into practice by traveling throughout Europe performing and frolicking about. 

Follow her adventures on IG @jfprapz 

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