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Taylar Elizza Beth

Ripening

Released October 2019

Two years ago, Taylar Elizza Beth was at the center of Seattle’s hip-hop map: Her five-song Fresh Cut Flowers EP was widely acclaimed, and fans clamored for more of her quiet, smokey rapping style. After absconding to LA to reset and reflect, she returned with new power in 2019, playing to sold-out crowds at Capitol Hill Block Party and dropping Ripening, her full-length debut. The Bops & Flops blog highlights the “bouncy, sparse production” supplied by Tacoma superstar Khris P. and TEB’s “lightweight brush-off tracks.” Welcome back.