Ken Leighton 9 a.m., March 24
Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap
Sound description: You can hear the influence of hip-hop on this sharp, lyrical vandal with an airy voice and street-smart beats.
RIYL: Machinedrum, Appaloosa, John Maus, Gang Gang Dance, Cat Power, U.G.K., Miki Vale, MC Flow, M.I.A., Lil' Kim, Lauryn Hill
- Blurt: "Always Addiquit" · Nov. 19, 2008
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Influences: Machinedrum, Appaloosa, John Maus, Gang Gang Dance, Cat Power, U.G.K., Lil Wayne, CocoRosie, Lil' Kim, Lauryn Hill
Addiquit is a songwriter and MC from Spring Valley. In 2003, she met beat-maker/producer Machinedrum while studying audio engineering at the Full Sail media-arts school in Florida. Though still unsigned and fairly unknown, her music earned her a personal invite from Chan Marshall to open 2007 dates for Cat Power in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In 2008, Addiquit collaborated with Shunda K of Yo Majesty fame, on the song "White Leather." She received San Diego Music Award nominations for Best Hip-Hop in 2007 and 2008. Her 2009 debut album features beats and production from several top indie producers.
Addiquit created a side-project in early 2009, Scarecrow N Criminal, to promote free mixtape music.