Not your conventional rapper, Princess Nokia is one female out here to make a point.
Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, better known by her stage name of Princess Nokia, is an Afro-Puerto Rican independent alternative hip hop and R&B recording artist and songwriter fresh out of New York City.
An intersectional feminist taking on the rap brotherhood, Nokia is one underground rapper not afraid to pen her raps around hot topics like gentrification, male domination and her love of rebellion.
At the age of two Nokia lost her mother and between the age of 9 to 16 was in foster care before later moving in with her grandmother.
Forced to grow up fast after running away from an abusive foster home in East Harlem with only “three dollars in my pocket and 75% on my cell phone battery”, Nokia had to make things happen.
At the age of 16, Nokia fell into her passion for poetry and began writing rhymes after being exposed to hip hop and heavy metal through her parents at a young age.
Since then, Nokia has been perfecting her craft and has already acquired an admirable and considerably devoted underground following.
So if you’re going to listen to some Princess Nokia tunes for the first time, we recommend ‘Tomboy’ and ‘G.O.A.T’ will set you off in the right direction.
‘Tomboy’ is one track unbothered by society’s standards, Nokia lets women know they can be proud of their body and sexuality.
Telling Mass Appeal how the tune is about falling in love with your flaws and breaking down beauty ‘norms’ society puts on young females.
“I see my existence as a big f*** you to conventionality. Sure, I have little titties and a phat belly, but that doesn’t make me less of a goddess, less of an aphrodisiac.”
‘G.O.A.T’ stands for the Greatest of All Time and is another banger of a track on Nokia’s repertoire. This was the first track to be released after her project ‘1992’ which dropped back in 2016.
Grab your headphones and plug into Nokia’s ’Metallic Butterfly’, ‘1992 Deluxe’ and ‘A Girl Cried Red’ albums HERE.