Bktherula Is Always Up


Bktherula wears Shirt Tommy Hilfiger.

It’s been four years since Bktherula’s outsider anthem “Tweakin’ Together” took off, and she hasn’t slowed down since. But the 21-year-old Atlanta native, born Brooklyn Rodriguez, isn’t in it for the hype. Known for dropping infectious bars that can’t be categorized, dubbing duplicitous hoes and flexing racks while switching gears from acoustic to aggressive, Bktherula is riding her own wave amongst a swell of underground rappers coasting on TikTok virality. Just weeks away from a highly anticipated follow-up to her album LVL5, Pt. 1 and a North American tour alongside PinkPantheress, she’s on a permanent high.


Where do you live?


How many hours do you sleep?

Like three or four a night.

How do you stay energized?

I’m always up, I’m not gonna lie. Maybe it’s adrenaline.


Jacket, Top, Pants, and Shoes Comme des Garçons Homme Plus. Jewelry (worn throughout) Bktherula’s Own.

Who are your favorite rappers?

Mitski. She does some things to my soul.

What’s your favorite movie?


How many times have you been in love?


Are you still in love?


Name three albums you can’t live without?

Puberty by Mitski, LVL5, Pt. 2, and Siblings by the Simps.


Jacket Emporio Armani. Pants Hermès. Sunglasses Gentle Monster.

Where do you go to hide?

I can’t tell you that because then you can find me.

Where do you go to party?

I be throwing parties at my house all the time with my four friends. We be getting lit over there.

What shows are you watching?

Fionna and Cake. It’s a little B-side to Adventure Time. It’s like Finn and Jake, but now it’s girls.

Where do you go to eat?

American Deli. I get the six-piece mild wings and the fries with extra seasoning. You need the crack dust. If the dust isn’t on there, it’s not going to hit the same. For the drink, you want to ask for half lemonade, half peach. That shit is going to change your life.

What’s your hidden talent?

I can crack my neck on command. It starts my day. If I don’t crack my neck, I might get a little attitude.

What do you do when you’re alone?

Read the Bible.

Are you religious?



Coat, Hoodie, Pants, Bag, and Shoes Balenciaga.

What’s your drug of choice?

Zyrtec. That shit be saving my life.

What are your favorite stores?

Wasteland. It’s in L.A. Macy’s be bussing too, not gonna lie. Macy’s Backstage or even JCPenney could go a long way.

What’s your ideal first date?

American Deli in a car.

How much time do you spend on your phone?

Probably five to six hours. Lately I’ve been moving so fast that I don’t really be on it unless I get a call or I’m about to go to sleep.

What do you collect?

Toys. Appropriate toys. Kids’ toys. Tech Decks. I just got a tattoo that says Tech Deck.

What’s on your tour rider?

Pedialyte and oysters.  A little buzz before I go on stage.

What’s your favorite website?

Jacket Alexander McQueen. Bra Bktherula’s Own. Pants AMI. Sunglasses Gentle Monster.


Hair: Satoshi Ikedu using Oribe at Art Department.

Makeup: Mitch Yoshida using Charlotte Tilbury at Muse Management.

Nails: Tara Haye using OPI at Nailing Hollywood.

Photography Assistant: Will Colacito.

Fashion Assistant: Mya Axe.

Makeup Assistant: Diani Ramos.

Production Assistant: Azra Schorr.

Location: Stoodio One.

Special Thanks: Alexander Hamza.