KB the Boo Bonic is a woman, a Texan, a writer, a college graduate and maybe the last person you would ever expect to be a rapper.
She started rapping over 10 years ago amidst the mix of her friends on the turntables and blunts and beers.
As she sharpened her chops as a freestyle rapper and gained recognition as a viable opponent at house parties and local events, she moved off to pursue a college degree at the University of Texas and later at Texas State in San Marcos.
KB returned to her roots as a writer and set out to pen and record her first studio album. Making the hour commute to F.A.M. studios in San Antonio multiple times a week while finishing her college education, the Boo Bonic worked with producer Bad Boy Ben to compile her first release, Scars Are Sexy. The femcee made sure to leave no doubts in listeners minds that she was Dirty South born and bred by enlisting the help of well-known Texas producer DJ Rapid Ric to mix the album.
It has that third coast sound, but with no holds barred lyrics that touch on everything from relationships to the music scene to politics. Her perspective is far from your average female artist who laments over love lost or frets over the challenges of being a woman. She gives an unapologetic perspective, intended to make the listener think and hopefully get a good laugh every once in a while.
Her resume spans from doing car shows in San Marcos, opening for Rob G and Trae, to her first South By Southwest showcase in 2009 opened for The Chicharones, Reef the Lost Cauze and GLC. She has played with legends like Cappadonna and Raekwon of the Wu Tang Clan and 7th 7ign of the Killa Beez. Other accolades include opening up for Bay lady rapper, Lil Debbie, Mike Jones, and Shwayze. She has also played with well-established Austin artists such as Zeale, Solillaquists of Sound, Phranchyze, and Riders Against the Storm. In addition to SXSW, she has been featured at music festivals across Texas such as the 35 Conferette in Denton and Rock the Republic. She is also ecstatic to be part of the first ever Weird City Hip Hop Festival in 2014, performing with the likes of Jean Grae, Dialated Peoples, Guilty Simpson, Jon Wayne and Pharoahe Monch.
KB was honored to be featured in the August 27th issue in the Austin Chronicle. The piece titled “The Wrecking Crew- This Time Just the Girls” focused on females in the Austin hip hop scene.
After reading the article, UT film student Chelsea Hernandez was inspired to make her documentary, “FeMC”, about KB's music and life. The film screened nationally at the Deadcenter Film Festival in Oklahoma, the Urban Mediamkers Festival in Atlanta and at South By Southwest in 2011.
Hernandez and KB teamed up once again in 2012 to create the first music video of the femcee's career for the track "2 Playa". The Boo wanted people to take away one main message from both the video and song: "Be yourself, and have a damn good time doing it."
In 2014, KB was honored and extremely excited to join the limited number of hopeful artists who are featured on and win the All Out Show's segment, Hate it or Love it, on Shade45 on Sirius XM. As hip hop fans from the world listened to and called to weigh in on her track, "Daddy Baby", she was largely greeted with support, respect, and love for her original sound and real presentation. She walked away with a win and a much appreciated affirmation that people understand her as an artist and are looking to hear authenticity and thought, in addition to some real rhymes.
KB's sophmore project, which features the winning track, "Daddy Baby", is entitled Farrah Flossitt. It is available on iTunes, on her website, and through most digital music outlets.
She does what she does for her love of hip hop culture, music, writing, and creating. She strongly feels hip hop fans, especially women in hip hop, deserve more than they are being given by the industry, and something needs to be done about it. She'll be your Huckleberry.