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Most notably, G3M contains one of the only female rappers on the scene, Kari Faux, who began collaborating with MP and the G3M crew upon returning to Arkansas from audio engineering school in Atlanta. Kari has a palpable confidence and innovative sense of style — her rhymes are often about her flamboyant personality. As inclusive as the hip-hop scene seems to be these days, she still finds she's not taken as seriously because she's a young woman. To remedy this, she said she's going to "step it up" on her next EP to show the breadth her skills. She's hell-bent on proving that she's not just another "bubblegum rapper." - Arkansas Times


Most notably, G3M contains one of the only female rappers on the scene, Kari Faux, who began collaborating with MP and the G3M crew upon returning to Arkansas from audio engineering school in Atlanta. Kari has a palpable confidence and innovative sense of style — her rhymes are often about her flamboyant personality. As inclusive as the hip-hop scene seems to be these days, she still finds she's not taken as seriously because she's a young woman. To remedy this, she said she's going to "step it up" on her next EP to show the breadth her skills. She's hell-bent on proving that she's not just another "bubblegum rapper." - Arkansas Times


It seems a little baffling that Kari would use the word “Faux” as part of her name, other than it sounds hip, because everything about No Sleep Til Atlanta is the opposite of fake. Kari’s young voice is a reminder that age really doesn’t matter, as she sounds wise beyond her 20 years. “1993? has her reprising a Murph Lee’s of “What The Hook Gon Be,” and her easygoing version of it works well with the spunky lines that she spits, and goes bar for bar with fellow Little Rock-to-Atlanta transplant SL Jones on “Work of Art.” Clearly, the move to Atlanta has treated Kari well. - The Smoking Section


It seems a little baffling that Kari would use the word “Faux” as part of her name, other than it sounds hip, because everything about No Sleep Til Atlanta is the opposite of fake. Kari’s young voice is a reminder that age really doesn’t matter, as she sounds wise beyond her 20 years. “1993? has her reprising a Murph Lee’s of “What The Hook Gon Be,” and her easygoing version of it works well with the spunky lines that she spits, and goes bar for bar with fellow Little Rock-to-Atlanta transplant SL Jones on “Work of Art.” Clearly, the move to Atlanta has treated Kari well. - The Smoking Section


Oftentimes, the most memorable parts about music festivals are when you’re taken by surprise and see dope artists you’ve never heard of rock the stage. Such is the case with Kari Faux, who jumped on stage with SL Jones to perform “Never Low (Nonchalant Pt. 2)” during his set at the Perfect Attendance showcase at A3C.

Like Jonesy, Kari Faux hails from Little Rock, Arkansas, and also like Jonesy, is nonchalant in her ability come out of nowhere and rock a track. Over Malik Flint’s mellow production in “Never Low,” for example, the self-described tomboy starts off modestly enough before picking her cadence up and rapping double time, before ending it with some soulful harmonizing to reinforce how she is “Never Low.”

Kari Faux just released her video for “Never Waiting.” While she might be hanging around in her backyard, cooking over the beat by Northern Lights, she’s hungry, and isn’t interested in waiting. - The Smoking Section


Oftentimes, the most memorable parts about music festivals are when you’re taken by surprise and see dope artists you’ve never heard of rock the stage. Such is the case with Kari Faux, who jumped on stage with SL Jones to perform “Never Low (Nonchalant Pt. 2)” during his set at the Perfect Attendance showcase at A3C.

Like Jonesy, Kari Faux hails from Little Rock, Arkansas, and also like Jonesy, is nonchalant in her ability come out of nowhere and rock a track. Over Malik Flint’s mellow production in “Never Low,” for example, the self-described tomboy starts off modestly enough before picking her cadence up and rapping double time, before ending it with some soulful harmonizing to reinforce how she is “Never Low.”

Kari Faux just released her video for “Never Waiting.” While she might be hanging around in her backyard, cooking over the beat by Northern Lights, she’s hungry, and isn’t interested in waiting. - The Smoking Section


“You take the gang culture in Little Rock and you mix that with the art and the musical influence we have from being in-between Texas and Tennessee and above Louisiana and you get something that’s special,” says SL Jones, a rapper who dropped his Trapper’s Delight EP this week in conjunction with Grand Hustle’s DJ MLK. Comprising seven tracks and confidently eschewing the need for guest features, the free download project fuses Jones’s sharp street swagger with feisty and abrasive production from M16. With SL Jones fast becoming the leading new face of his city’s scene, here’s his recommendations for five under-the-radar Little Rock rappers to start adding to your playlist with the quickness.

1. Kari Faux

She’s one of the only females that is rapping and at the same time you wouldn’t put her on the list by default just ’cause she’s a girl. She’s one of the hardest. A lot of people in Little Rock is all-out on the gang-bangin’ and selling dope, but what she does is different and the stories she tells you is something else. [Download Sophisticated Ratchetness via Datpiff.] - MTVHive


“You take the gang culture in Little Rock and you mix that with the art and the musical influence we have from being in-between Texas and Tennessee and above Louisiana and you get something that’s special,” says SL Jones, a rapper who dropped his Trapper’s Delight EP this week in conjunction with Grand Hustle’s DJ MLK. Comprising seven tracks and confidently eschewing the need for guest features, the free download project fuses Jones’s sharp street swagger with feisty and abrasive production from M16. With SL Jones fast becoming the leading new face of his city’s scene, here’s his recommendations for five under-the-radar Little Rock rappers to start adding to your playlist with the quickness.

1. Kari Faux

She’s one of the only females that is rapping and at the same time you wouldn’t put her on the list by default just ’cause she’s a girl. She’s one of the hardest. A lot of people in Little Rock is all-out on the gang-bangin’ and selling dope, but what she does is different and the stories she tells you is something else. [Download Sophisticated Ratchetness via Datpiff.] - MTVHive


Discography

Singles:

"What I Want" (produced by DJ Cobain)
"501" featuring SL Jones (Produced by Malik Flint)
"Work Of Art" ft. SL Jones (Produced by Trakksounds)
"Rap Game Daria" (Produced by Kari Faux)

Mixtapes:

Fact or Faux (2012)
Sophisticated Ratchetness (2012)
City Limits (2012)
No Sleep Til Atlanta (2013)

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Bio

Kari Johnson, better known by her stage name Kari Faux, is a young up-and-coming femcee (Female emcee) from Little Rock, Arkansas. But she isn't just like any other female emcee from her small hometown. She’s not your typical girl who uses clothes, money, and being attractive as her primary focus of subject matter. If asked, she’d probably describe her music as “music for tomboys”. Because of her unique voice and subject matter she’s beginning to carve her own lane in a music world where cookie-cutter type music is common. She also produces and dabbles in photography and videography, trades she learned while attending Art Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. After facing the frustrations dealing with her school and the poor quality of education she was getting, she packed her bags and moved back home to Arkansas. Shortly after returning home she decided to make music of her own. She released her song “Fauxty Miles Per Hour” and things steadily took off from there. After releasing a remix for the song and an accompanying viral music video Kari Faux began to make waves among the music scene of her hometown. She later released a mixtape “Fact Or Faux” in January of 2012. After releasing her tape she went on to do over 20 shows including opening up for rising underground artists such as: Neako, G-Eazy, Mod Sun, and SL Jones. Kari Faux released a second project “Sophisticated Ratchetness” and also released 4 music videos to accompany it. After her second release she received more attention from blogs and also received notable coverage in the Arkansas Times. After recently releasing her “City Limits” project, Kari Faux performed at A3C Festival in Atlanta with fellow Little Rock emcee, SL Jones. Earlier in 2013, Kari Faux released project titled “No Sleep Til Atlanta” representing her move from her hometown to Atlanta. Kari Faux is currently working on a new project "Spontaneous Generation" in which she will be showcasing not only her skills as an emcee but also her prowess as a producer as well. The project is scheduled to release in late Fall of 2013.