Everything is beautiful, bitch. Or is it that everything sucks? For New York rapper Princess Nokia, who is one of few people to master Korn’s Jonathan Davis-style “Da boom na da noom na namena,” both are true.
Destiny Frasqueri, who performs hype emo rap as Princess Nokia, is all about duality. In 2020, she dropped back-to-back companion EPs, Everything Is Beautiful and Everything Sucks, both of which are expressions of her self-described multiple personalities. Big Gemini energy, anyone?
Across the pair of records, she tackles personal traumas (she grew up in the foster system and has been candid about the abuse she’s suffered as a result) to wrestling with insecurity (“I hate social media, I wish it all would end / I’m not like those other girls, in fact I’m fucking worse,” she confesses on “Heart”), to an affectionate ode to "Green Eggs & Ham" which is an ususpecting "fuck the cops" anthem. We have a feeling this princess is on her way to queendom.
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