Wednesday 18.10.2023130 DKK

Nappy Nina US + Sosa

Alternative Brooklyn rap

Brooklyn rapper Nappy Nina creates sharp and tender contemporary rap in a field between poetry, jazz, and atmospheric beats. The flow is precise, calm, and gently conversational – like talking to a good friend. On the acclaimed debut album “Mourning Due,” she delves into subjects such as grief, family relationships, and Black queer experiences, establishing herself as one of the most exciting contemporary figures in alternative hip-hop that refuses to be confined by categories. Local rapper Sosa is added to the lineup.

Nappy Nina has carved out a distinctive niche within contemporary hiphop. Her storytelling skills and conversational but precise flow have seen the MC collaborate widely over the course of a young career, with figures ranging from hiphop veterans such as Quelle Chris and Stas Thee Boss, to DIY and avant garde musicians such as Moor Mother.

Growing up inn Oakland, she soaked up the confident sounds of the thriving West Coast hiphop scene of the 1990s, and made associations with writers and poets in the Bay Area and in the slam poetry community. After moving to New York in 2012, she quickly made a host of connections with the hiphop scene in Brooklyn, including a close relationship with Nelson Mandela, who she met on the street. She released a debut EP Naptime in 2015, and extended a lineage of jazz in her family (a broadcaster father-in-law, a musician grandfather) when she toured with Oakland trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire in 2019, a year that also saw the release of her debut album The Tree Act. In the years that followed, she has released music with producers JWords (Double Down) and Bandela (Really Good), among others.

Her talent for observational detail and evoking inner states with her wordplay have seen her address issues including family relationships, mental health and the Black queer experience in her music. Her new album Mourning Due addresses the experience of grief, and is released by the Lucid Haus label, of which she is co-founder.

Sosa is a raw talent and the embodiment of bad bitch energy, quickly establishing herself as one of the sharpest rappers in Denmark. She is signed to Pato Siebenhaar’s Black Cheese Records and maintains a solid collaboration with DJ and producer ShokoBeats. The EP “This Is …” was released in October ’21 with the single “Pop Den Booty” leading the way, and in 2022, she performed on Roskilde Festival’s Arena stage as part of the official program.

Wednesday 18.10.2023
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 130 DKK incl. fee

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