Princess Nokia Is Singing Her “Brown Girl Blues” Amid Social Upheaval
La Boricua morena, Princess Nokia, continues with her radical brown woman honesty and round-the-way steez in her latest offering, “Brown Girl Blues”. The Harlem rapper, né Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, pushes her pen across page in light of the recent tragedies concerning police brutality against black and brown peoples.
The spoken-word piece laid over wistful blues chords speak to the frustrations many people of color continue to deal with in the aftermath of the many extrajudicial executions of our black and brown brethren.
Princess Nokia exercises poetic license in her magnetic lyrics, using repetition and imagery to drive home a powerful message.