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Crosscurrents

Chris Hambrick's 'mortifying' teenage moment

Many people have decided to share their own most personal moments of teenage-hood publicly. In the show, "Mortified," KALW’s Chris Hambrick does just that – but not under her own name.

"[I'm] 'Spice-C'. Because every good rapper has a rapper name," says Hambrick.

When Spice-C was growing up in Detroit, she used to keep a journal. So when she decided she wanted to get "mortified," she went back home to see what she could find.

"When I went to my mom’s house, and I went to find my diaries, I found that I didn’t really have continuous entries," she says.  "What I did find among that stuff was these raps. And anybody who knows me knows I’m nicety-nice. But these were full of bravado."

Clearly she found enough material in those embarrassing high school diaries; Chris has been on the "Mortified" stage four times now.

Click the audio player above to hear her performance.

You can cringe for yourself at the next Mortified show later this month – it’s at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on Friday the 14th; and at The New Parish in Oakland on Saturday the 15th. You can also check out the Mortified podcast.