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Princess Nokia - A Girl Cried Red LP

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Shapeshifting New York emcee Destiny Frasqueri aka Princess Nokia returns with a brand new collection of songs titled A Girl Cried Red, a self-described "emo mixtape" which will undoubtedly cement her place in the alternative underground as well as the hip-hop world at large. "Black people created punk – the band Death was way before The Ramones," Frasqueri states. "If you think about it, the wool has been pulled over our eyes. This is our shit. Very naturally, that's why we return to it." Drawing on influences as varied as the introverted acoustic sounds of Elliott Smith to the bombastic pop-punk energy of Paramore – A Girl Cried Red showcases another fully formed side of Destiny Frasqueri that still taps into the uncompromising feminist ideology of Princess Nokia.

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