The debut studio album “Nightmare Vacation” of the Puerto Rican rapper and singer Rico Nasty is now finally out. Its combination of ferocious, fun, and raw music made the album a successful one. Critical acclaims and praises were given and it topped Spotify’s Heatseekers Albums chart days after its release last December 4, 2020.Continue Reading
In 2017, Rico Nasty delivered her viral single “Poppin’,” which grabbed over five million views on YouTube thanks to its sharp visuals and rock-inspired rhymes. She kept the heat going a year later with “Smack A B*tch,” pairing her high-tempo lyricism with a song about life stresses. In the video, she dons a blue bubble coat, cat-ear headphones, and platform combat boots — à la goth girl.
“I don’t look normal, I always wear outrageous sh*t,” Rico tells Teen Vogue. “I don’t want to say I’m that famous, but when you see me, you see me.” Perhaps it’s her strikingly edgy aesthetic — heavy black eyeliner-lined eyes, studded boots, model gazes — or her commanding voice, but the 22-year-old artist, born Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly to a Puerto Rican mother and African-American father, managed to transcend her local stomping grounds, have a baby as a teenager, and move further into the hip-hop stratosphere.Continue Reading