Princess Nokia, “G.O.A.T.”

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Andre G | June 28, 2017

“I’m already back with some new shit.”

Last May, Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia, released 1992, an album split predominantly between sentimental boombap vibes and rambunctious snap anthems. So much of the fun during a Princess Nokia release is taking in the aesthetic – from the sonic influence to the fashion icon’s wardrobe choice. This time, Nokia came out the gate with prime Dipset vibes while flaunting her supremacy over the minimalist, haunting production of “G.O.A.T.”

Declaring herself the “weird b*tch that’s runnin’ shit,” Nokia’s confidence bounces off the screen of the video she co-directed with Smart Girl Club member Milah Libin. Rhyming about her journey across the world and back again, Nokia has the root of her motivation intact, noting in a throaty delivery that “she almost died twice,” and harkening back to her middle school days where people thought she was fast and boys would try to “hit to hit.”

Nowadays she’s worlds way from that “back of the class” existence, too busy channeling her inner Juelz Santana on top of a sportscar-motorcycle fusion that’s all the rage. So is Princess Nokia, for reasons explained on the 3-minute track.

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