Princess Nokia – aka New York rapper Destiny Frasqueri – has been releasing music via Youtube and Soundcloud since she was in high school. Slowly bubbling up on the internet, her DIY music has attracted a rabid underground fanbase. With the 2016 self-release of her 1992 mixtape featuring her biggest tracks "Tomboy," "Kitana," "Brujas" and "G.O.A.T," she catapulted herself to the next level. Frasqueri is not only a brilliant rapper and lyricist but a feminist icon who is unapologetically herself, and aligns equally with the values of punk rock and riot grrl, ‘90s R&B, and the best of forward-thinking hip-hop. This is powerful, passionate, outspoken, vibrant modern music with deep roots in both NYC and rap history. 1992 Deluxe serves as her first ever physical album featuring the original mixtape tracks remastered plus 8 brand new bonus cuts, housed in a beautiful gatefold package.
"Her music does not passively wait to be heard. It is a force that demands its presence be felt." - SF Weekly