Badd Kitti, Philadelphia’s Queen of Funk

Brieze Thompson, aka Badd Kitti, is pioneer of the city’s emerging Funk scene. An accomplished keyboardist, and composer, as well as vocalist, producer, and educator, Badd Kitti is known for a soulful, conscious vibe derived from the varied flavors of Funk’s classic era.

Adding to her credits, Badd Kitti is the creator and host of the radio show/podcast, The Funk Excursion, airing weekly on WPPM 106.5, Philadelphia, and the founder and curator of the annual West Park Funk Festival, which debuted in 2019.

With her debut single, ‘WTF (What the Funk)’, Badd Kitti pays homage to the forefathers of Jazz-Funk, such as Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers; artists who have a huge influence on her music. A four song EP is expected this fall.