As a member of the White Girl Mob (with fellow Bay Area rappers Kreayshawn and V-Nasty) since she was a teen, Lil Debbie was better known for her appearance on the group's 2011 mind-number hit "Gucci Gucci" than for her own skills behind the mic. Now excommunicated from the crew (creative differences), the pint-sized rapper has found solo success with the help of another novelty musician in the form of RiFF RaFF. Her burgeoning career recently spawned two viral singles, "SQUiRT" and "2 Cups," and last October she released her first EP, Queen D. And just last month, Lil Debbie unleashed her new mixtape, California's Sweetheart. Love her or hate her, the Oakland-native possesses the rare skill set that commands people's fascination while also forcing them to pay attention to her musical talents.
Sun., April 13, 8 p.m., 2014