Prolific in her own right, Maryland native rapper Rico Nasty has her foot on the industry’s neck, and doesn’t plan on letting up anytime soon. Coining the term “sugar trap” to describe her sound, Rico Nasty is creating a lane for herself to exist where punk, pop, hip hop and trap influences come to a head blasting collision and nonconformity takes off. The 21 year-old rapper saw the rise of her buzz begin with tracks like “Hey Arnold” and “iCarly”, to then later becoming one of music’s’ most innovative newcomers with an impressive 6 mixtapes under her belt. The latest, Nasty (2018), is by far her most daring project to date, showcasing transformative versatility and spawning hits like “Rage” and “Bitch I’m Nasty”.
For her COLORS show, Rico Nasty delivers a slick performance of one of her hottest singles “Countin Up”, from her recently released mixtape, Nasty. Despite her skyrocketing success, Rico has no hesitation when it comes to addressing her haters and naysayers on the just under three-minute, N.O.R.E “Superthug” sampled track. With an animated flow and clever wordplay, the DMV rapper makes it clear that no matter what people have to say about her, all she’s concerned with is getting paid while stunting on any and everyone, and enjoying the wild ride that’s been her come up. It’s the ultimate show and tell, drenched in badass sneering braggadocio. Be sure to check out her sickening performance above, and stream her latest mixtape Nasty, out now!