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Bktherula Takes the Stage at Antone’s in Austin, Texas on March 21, 2023

Review and Photos By Victoria Paige Flournoy

Bktherula, also known as “BK,” took the stage at Antone’s in Austin, Texas on March 21, 2023.

BK grew up in a musically inclined family in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father was in the rap group Planet X and her mother always motivated her to pursue her dreams. 

BK is a force to be reckoned with. When she steps on stage, she knows she’s got it and her energy never falters. She’s full of power and love. She made it a point to acknowledge her fans throughout the show by holding their hands and taking pictures on their phones. She made everyone feel included.

It’s hard to box BK into one genre. Initially, I thought that she was so obviously a rapper, but as the night went on I felt less and less confident in that observation. There’s definitely some punk in her veins. She had to work to get where she is now and did it all alone. BK found an interest in recording music when she was 9 and was posting her own music to SoundCloud by age 13. She’s now 20 years old and signed to Warner Records. 

“Santanny” seemed to be a fan favorite. As soon as it started playing, anyone in a seat got up and on their feet. BK had everyone in the building dancing by the end of her set.