A DIY poet-rapper with precise beats + a smooth flow
Melissa Czarnik may not be a household name yet, but the emcee is well on her way. The Brooklyn transplant’s got the fierce femininity of Lauryn Hill and Nneka and she uses her powerful pipes to wax poetic on cultural feminism and world politics. Plus, you know she’s all about the music; she quietly compiled her album, Non Merci, in a distraction-free artist residency in France. Why think twice? Catch her playing at this LES hotspot while you can. General admission. Over 21s only.
"Czarnik is a soulful, fluid rapper, backed by the five-piece Eric Mire Band. Together, they've produced a surprising, potent and thoughtful mix of funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop."