The University Student Government (USG) social chair Heavyn Jennings ’20 announced that Lawnparties this year would feature an unprecedented three co-headliners.
In an announcement on Sunday on both Instagram and the Lawnparties website, Jennings confirmed that electronic music duo 3OH!3 and rapper Rich Homie Quan will join Chicago rapper CupcakKe to perform at Lawnparties. CupcakKe’s appearance had been confirmed by Jennings previously in an email to The Daily Princetonian.
“Aint tryna FLEX, but y'all goin be STARSTRUCK with these throwback jams,” Jennings wrote in her post. “We got Cupcakke too and I ain't talking bout food.”
“I hope everybody enjoys at least one of the artists. I went with multiple smaller headliners due to many complaints about the homogeneity of artists in previous years,” Jennings added in a statement to The Daily Princetonian. “It's always awesome when people come up to me telling me they're excited, but I also enjoy those who ask questions around my choices.”
3OH!3’s Spotify artist page introduces them as “a duo from Boulder, Colorado (i.e., area code 303), whose style of music includes jokey raps, indie electronica beats, and lots of tomfoolery.“
The duo comprises Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, who met while attending the University of Colorado. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2007.
3OH!3 is best known for their single “Don’t Trust Me” from the album “Want,” released in 2008. “Don’t Trust Me” has over 40 million views on YouTube, and reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009.
Dequantes Devontay Lamar, known professionally as “Rich Homie Quan,” is also well known for his 2013 hip-hop hit “Type of Way,” which has over 221 million views on YouTube.
“He first considered a career in professional baseball, but in 2008, the Atlanta native dropped the single ‘Stay Down’ featuring the Stack Money Boyz,” reads his Spotify “About” page. “Things came to a halt when he landed in jail for a year on burglary charges, but upon his release in 2011, Quan began to make up for lost time.”
According to his Spotify artist page, Quan released his debut album “Rich as in Spirit” in March 2018.
CupcakKe began her music career by writing “religious-themed poetry” when she was 14, “performing in local churches,” and eventually posting rap versions of her poems on YouTube, according to her Spotify Artist page. After hearing Khia’s viral hit “My Neck, My Back,” CupcakKe was inspired to write “sexually explicit material,” something she is now famous for doing. Since 2015, she has released six full-length albums and a number of singles.
“Deepthroat,” the most popular song on her debut mixtape “Cum Cake,” has over 33 million views on YouTube.
“Her work explores sexuality in graphic detail, and while many of her songs are humorous and playful, she has more serious, introspective material that deals with sexual abuse (‘Pedophile’), racial issues (‘Picking Cotton’), and LGBTQ empowerment (‘Crayons’),” per her Spotify “About” page.
CupcakKe’s most recent albums, “Ephorize” and “Eden,” debuted in 2018. Thus far in 2019, she has released four singles, the most recent of which, “Whoregasm,” came out on Aug. 8. CupcakKe is also featured on two Charli XCX songs: “Lipgloss” and “I Got It.”