In the October/November issue of Complex we named Wavy Spice one of the "Internet's Next Style Stars." The young media producer was shedding her first musical identity to put out a body of work that spoke to her smart, culturally-educated, digitally-inclined self. As Wavy Spice she released "Bitch, I'm Posh." It's a light-hearted club track that floats on pure style. While that effortless cool is still very much a part of her image, Wavy, born Destiny Frasqueri, introduces her debut EP under the name Princess Nokia.
It's called Metallic Butterfly, a fitting title for the young artist's rebirth. The 11-track album is a collaborative project with NY producer OWWWLS. He mixes disparate musical styles from the ethereal, minimalist "Dimensia," to the Drum and Bass standout "Dragons." Lyrically, Nokia covers mystic spirituality, feminism, sexuality, youth and her personal experiences coming up in New York's creative underground. Already proven she has the rap chops to spit fire on Ratking's latest album So It Goes, (she's featured on "Puerto Rican Judo,") we're treated to her raw, but emotionally-rich talent as a vocalist on Butterfly.
It's clear this girl's talents are vast. Check out her most recent music video for "Cybiko," that she co-directed with friend Milah Libin. When you're done watching stream Princess Nokia's Metallic Butterfly below and click here for the download. You won't regret this addition to your summer 2014 rotation.