St. Petersburg emcee Figment proves there’s more to lesbian music than girls with acoustic guitars.
Eschewing that stereotype, the hip hop artist and spoken word poet instead picks up a mic and expresses herself through a flow of beats and rhymes.
“Hip hop is a very real form of music and expression, one of realist I've ever seen,” Figment said. “One (heart) beat in the background and one or more passionate lyricists/poets taking control of everything around them. It can be breathtaking.”
Figment takes the stage tonight at The Bends in St. Pete as part of a benefit for fellow rapper Rhymesayers Independent P.O.S., who will soon undergo a kidney transplant. Other local hip hop musicians on the bill include Prossess, Pedro el Poeta, Prince Golden of Samurai Shotgun, and spoken word artist Camilla Shoosmith.