Princess Nokia Biography
Princess Nokia whose real name is Destiny Nicole Frasqueri is an American rapper, singer and songwriter of Puerto Rican descent.
In February 2023 she announced her upcoming 7 song project,’I love you but this is a goodbye’,and released a new track titled ‘Complicated’.The project is set to arrive on 14th March 2023.
Nokia is a strong supporter of intersectional feminism, founding the Smart Girl Club with Milah Libin. She is signed to Rough Trade Records.
Princess Nokia Early Life
Frasqueri recorded her first song, “Destiny”, in 2010, and released it in mid-2012 under the name “Wavy Spice” on her SoundCloud page and her YouTube channel.
The song was largely autobiographical and gained modest popularity. Subsequently, Nokia released her second track, “Bitch I’m Posh”. The track went viral, and as of December 2017, it ad received 110,000 plays on SoundCloud.
She then released YAYA (Yaya is a Taino word) as a commentary of perceptions of colonial history.
Nokia continued to release singles, such as Dragons, a Game of Thrones inspired piece, Vicki Gotti and Honeysuckle. Princess released her mixtape, 1992, on Soundcloud, and also began touring.
She was praised for her feminism, especially after confronting a man yelling racial slurs on a subway train. Frasqueri also founded the Smart Girls Club, a podcast where she discusses healthy living and urban feminism.”
Frasqueri claims Princess Nokia is an alter ego, which she introduced with the track “Nokia”. On May 12, 2014, she released an album named Metallic Butterfly, and was debuted on Vice and Soundcloud.
On September 8, 2017, Nokia released her debut studio album, 1992 Deluxe, which was an expanded version of her 2016 mixtape, 1992. The album peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. NME listed it as the 32nd best album of 2017.
In March 2018, Nokia was slated to perform at the Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho. She also has debuted a new radio show on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio on February 18, 2018.
In September 2018, she was chosen as one of the six ambassadors by Maison Margiela to promote their new fragrance, Mutiny.
In December 2018, she released the album Metallic Butterfly under the label Rough Trade.
Age|How Old Is Princess Nokia?
She was born on 14 June 1992 in New York City, United States. She is 31 years old as of 2023.
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Princess Nokia Family|Mother
Frasqueri lost her mother to AIDS when she was ten years old. Between the ages of 9 and 16, she was in foster care.
After Princess Nokia left foster care, she lived with her grandmother. Her foster mother was physically abusive throughout.
At the age of sixteen, she started writing rhymes. They lived around East Harlem and the Lower East Side of New York City at the time.
Princess Nokia Guest Appearances
- Ratking – “Puerto Rican Judo” from So It Goes (2014)
- Mykki Blanco – “Wish You Would” from Spring/Summer 2014 (2014)
- Ratking – “Steep Tech” from 700-Fill (2015)
- K. Michelle – “Outro” from Kimberly: The People I Used to Know (2017)
- Josh Forehead – “Fanta” from Summer 2014 (2017)
- Show Me the Body – “Spit” from Corpus I (2017)
- 2018: A Girl Cried Red
- 2017: 1992 Deluxe
- 2014: Metallic Butterfly
- Metallic Butterfly
- A Girl Cried Red
- Bart Simpson
- Saggy Denim
- Green Line
- Goth Kid
- Apple Pie
- ABCs of New York
- Orange Blossom
- For the Night
- Wish You Would
- Your Eyes are Bleeding
- Versace Hottie
- Look Up Kid
- Young Girls
- Flowers & Rope
- At the Top
- LMK_WHAT’S REALLY GOOD REMIX
- Puerto Rican Judo
- Chinese Slippers
- Brick City
- Little Angel
- Soul Train
- Steep Tech
- Biohazard Butterfly
- Tweety Bird Freestyle
- Cherry Cola
- Hands Up
- Brown Girl Blues
- OVO Sound Radio Episode 67
- Bikini Weather / Corazon en Afrika
- Take Off
- Bitch I’m Posh
- Summer Time
- Felicity Island
- Vicki Gotti
- Mermaid Girl
- Earth Is My Playground
- The Last Of The Real Ones (Milk N Cooks Remix)
- The Last Of The Real Ones (Win & Woo Remix)
Princess Nokia Tour – Princess Nokia Tickets – Princess Nokia Concert
- Saturday 02 March 2019
The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA, US
- Friday 24 May 2019 – Sunday 26 May 2019
Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston, MA, US
- Princess Nokia
Boston Calling Music Festival 2019
Harvard Athletic Complex, Cambridge, MA, US
- Thursday 30 May 2019 – Sunday 02 June 2019
Primavera Sound Festival 2019
Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain
- Friday 31 May 2019 – Sunday 02 June 2019
Best Kept Secret Festival 2019
- Thursday 11 July 2019 – Saturday 13 July 2019
Bilbao BBK Live 2019
Princess Nokia Accuses Ariana Grande of Copying Her on New Song “7 rings”
“Ain’t that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmm… sounds about white.”
Princess Nokia has called out Ariana Grande over the pop star’s new single “7 rings.” On Twitter, Nokia posted a video of herself listening to “7 rings” and then her own song “Mine,” from her mixtape 1992.
She then says, “Does that sound familiar to you? ’Cause that sound really familiar to me,” continuing, “Ain’t that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmm… sounds about white.” Princess Nokia also retweeted a tweet that suggested “[Ariana Grande]’s new album literally plagiarizes flows, words, bars from Nokia.”
Watch Princess Nokia’s video below, and scroll down to hear “Mine” and “7 rings.” When contacted by Pitchfork, representatives for Princess Nokia declined further comment. Pitchfork has contacted representatives for Ariana Grande.
— Princess Nokia (@princessnokia) January 18, 2019
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Last Updated On:6th March 2023