New York has been pumping out a lot of new talent. The funny thing is, I was never a fan of any music from up north until recently. I started getting tired of the ignorant lyrics from a lot of these new artists, and then a lovely light was shined on the talent and lyricism of northern rap. Although I do think Princess Nokia is talented, I wouldn’t necessarily describe her as a lyricist, but with her mix of “I don’t give a fuck” and outspoken self-acceptance, I can’t help but take the time to put her in the spotlight. If you have been a fan for a while now, you may also know her as Wavy Spice, or Destiny, but you can keep scrolling below to get a look at her past work and who she is as an artist.
Born: New York City
Label: Rough Trade ( An independent label based out of London. This chick is GLOBAL!)
Fun Fact: Princess Nokia was created as an alter ego to Wavy Spice. She felt like becoming her alter ego opened up a new way for her to express certain parts of her music.
Favorite Song: Between “Bart Simpson” and “Green Line” it is hard to choose my favorite song. In general, I didn’t think Nokia’s music was for me, but as I dived into her as an artist I realized that I can relate to her and her music, I just had to give it a chance. Fortunately for me and my indecisive decision-making, there is a video for both songs. Now that I don’t have to choose, take a look at the video below. “Bart Simpson” is up first.
Favorite Music Video: “Flava” is my favorite video because of the 3 minute spoken word in the beginning. She speaks on loving yourself for who you are and let me tell you, it’s uplifting as hell!
Most Viewed Video: Her videos for “Kitana” and “Tomboy” are her top two watched videos. But which came out on top? “Tomboy,” a self-accepting song about… well, the title explains it all. Check it out below.
-Metallic Butterfly (2014)
-Honey Suckle (2015)
-1992 Deluxe (2017)
Like I said before I was skeptical of her music at first. Not because I didn’t see her talent, but because I just wasn’t who her music was geared towards. Luckily I didn’t give up her on music after the first listen and hopefully after looking through her artist profile, you can find something for you as well!
Let me know in the comments below how you feel about the music and stay tuned in for more artist details!