Lizzo – “Batches & Cookies”

Hip-hop has always thrived on experimentation. Rappers consistently create new words or pronounce existing ones differently to fit the flow of their verse. They manifest eccentric personas as crucial to their overall aesthetic as their actual sound is. We’ve seen this reach a peak this past year, thanks to artists like Future, Young Thug, 2 Chainz and even Lil’ B, who have all helped to push the boundaries of what we consider “out there” in hip-hop. It’s because of this that a new artist like Lizzo can effectively capture our interest with a song as quirky and creative as “Batches & Cookies.” But it’s also because of this influx of innovation in hip-hop that someone like Lizzo can be signed by a label outside of the traditional rap realm—Totally Gross National Product—whose roster is curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

“Batches & Cookies” is the first offering off her upcoming album, LIZZOBANGERS, with the label and we’re happy to premiere the video for the song here at P&P. Lizzo will set out on tour with Har Mar Superstar this fall, and you can find their full schedule below.

Tour Dates
Sep 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hip-Hop Harambee Block Party^
Sep 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet+
Sep 23 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon+
Sep 24 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door+
Sep 25 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern+
Sep 26 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar+
Sep 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory+
Sep 29 – Boston, MA @ Middle East+
Sep 30 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall+
Oct 01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle+
Oct 02 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness+
Oct 03 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop+
Oct 04 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room+
Oct 05 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room+
Oct 06 – Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge+
Oct 07 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater+
Oct 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Totally Gross National Product CMJ Showcase
Oct 24 – San Diego CA – Casbah+
Oct 25 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets+

UK Tour
Nov 12 – Norwich, Norfolk The Waterfront Studio+
Nov 13 – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – Bodega Social Club+
Nov 14 – Birmingham, West Midlands – Hare & Hounds+
Nov 15 – Manchester, Greater Manchester – Sound Control+
Nov 16 – Leeds, West Yorkshire – Brudenell Social Club+
Nov 17 – Hull, East Yorkshire – Welly+
Nov 18 – Glasgow, Scotland – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut+
Nov 19 – Carlisle, Cumbria – The Brickyard+
Nov 20 – Bristol, City of Bristol – The Fleece+
Nov 21 – Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire – The Craufurd Arms+
Nov 22 – Bedford, UK – Esquires+
Nov 25 – Southsea, Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms+

+ with Har Mar Superstar
^with Big Krit, Shabazz Palaces and hosted by P.O.S.