Princess Nokia, also known as Destiny Frasqueri, is an NYC born rapper and artist. She has been taking on the rap scene by storm since the release of her album 1992 last year. She is known for her powerful pro-black feminism, her support of NYC’s female skate club Brujas, her podcast on feminism called “Smart Girls Club”, and of course her incredible rap and visual art skills.
Being from the Bronx, she hallmarks her style and expression on her hometown, and has a tough aura but also a deep and gentle side to her. In her live performances, her love and genuine care for women and her fans is immensely felt. Her versatility and vast talent is clear in her music as she takes on lyrical, as well as stylistic diversity in her songs. From her upbeat and energetic hits like “Tomboy” and “G.O.A.T,” to her more flowy and downtempo songs like “Young Girls” and “Saggy Denim.” Her skills as an artist have grown recently as she has began producing her own music videos as well, particularly the video for her song “Brujas” has gained a lot of attention.
Noisey (Vice) recently released an article titled “Why Princess Nokia Matters Now, More Than Ever,” discussing her self-love, enlightenment, spirituality, and art. She is important as a woman in rap, but especially as a woman in rap who identifies as a feminist and focuses on that in her work. Her aura, energy, and love is prominent in her live performances, and you won’t want to miss the chance to experience it and hear her live at Day for Night this year.
Princess Nokia will join the stacked lineup here at Houston’s own Day for Night festival. Click here to learn more about the Day for Night and buy passes, and check out Princess Nokia’s Soundcloud below.