Princess Nokia, otherwise known as Destiny Frasqueri, is an New York rapper signed to Rough Trade.
Her first song, Destiny, was recorded in 2010 after growing up in an abusive foster care family in East Harlem. She released it under the name Wavy Spice on Soundcloud and her YouTube channel in 2012. Her second track, Bitch I'm Posh, went viral and received over 110,000 streams on Soundcloud.
Since her beginnings, Princess Nokia has released a handful of mixtapes, including 'Metallic Butterfly' in 2014, 'Honeysuckle' in 2015, and '1992' Her first full length album, '1992 Deluxe', was released in 2017, and she followed it up with the latest EP 'A Girl Cried Red' in 2018.
She's appeared as a guest on a multitude of songs including collaborations with Ratking, Mykki Blanco, and K. Michelle.
Princess Nokia head to London in August, following a run of festival UK and European festival appearances, including Field Day in London and Longitude in Dublin. Catch her live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Thu 26th Apr 2018
Photo: Alberto Vargas
There's something immensely likeable about east coast rap whizz Princess Nokia, at least at first glance. She's a strong role model for young women in hip hop, known for advocating a feminist ethos and calling out racism, homophobia and body shaming at every opportunity. Her label debut, '1992 Deluxe', though inconsistent, was colourful and abstract, with each track exhibiting a different aspect of her fascinating personality.