Princess Nokia is living her best life this summer. A few weeks ago, the East Harlem latinx rapper gave everyone Orchard Beach dreams with her irresistible boogaloo moves for Salsa Sundays wearing a Coke-a-Cola one piece paired with classic red sambas. This week she continues to deliver fashion envy with follow up visuals to her latest indie banger, “Look Up Kid” with “Morphine.” The high energy video for “Morphine” is an extension of her rave girl roots she displays on Instagram in which she shouts out to the “OG raver, candy kid, vampire freak, cyber goth, DDR and card player.” With the New York City skyline as her backdrop, “Morphine” is a portrait of the future of the LES party scene with Princess Nokia as their fearless leader.
Her latest mixtape, A Girl Cried Red is a sharp turn from her previous work in the underground New York hip hop scene in which she explores her emo rock fantasies and translates that into 20 minutes of raw lyricism with a messy trip-hop flow. A style icon and genre bender for sure, “Morphine” is proof we will follow her to Orchard Beach and beyond.