Academy Green Room, Dublin: 28th May, 2019.
Plus special guest, FLOHIO
Tickets €20 Incl. booking fee.
Doors 7pm | Over 18's | ID Required.
If you don’t speak up, you’ll never be heard. Rico Nasty certainly has no problem speaking up…
The DMV rapper, producer, and singer has continually both shown and proven her mettle on the mic time and time again since dropping her first mixtape—Summer’s Eve—back in high school. A string of viral singles such as 2016’s “iCarly” and “Hey Arnold” lit up the internet as her breakout mixtape Tales of Tacobella received praise from Washington Post, XXL, Pigeons & Planes, and more.
Next up, the 21-year-old opened up a bold, bloody, and bright world of her own on Sugar Trap 2 accompanied by alter egos Tacobella and Trap Levine (Think Rainbow Brite participating in “Purge” night). “Poppin” appeared on HBO’s hit series “Insecure,” and she joined forces with Lil Yachty on “Mamacita” for the chart-dominating Fate of the Furious Official Soundtrack. In the aftermath, she signed to Atlantic Records.
Showing no signs of stopping, 2018 saw her launch a massively successful headline tour, selling out nearly every date and inciting mosh pits coast to coast. However, the driving engine behind her rapid rise would be the bars.
Unabashedly uncompromising, knife sharp, and potently powerful, her microphone prowess offered a respite from a scene preoccupied with auto-tune and mumbling.
2018’s major label debut mixtape Nasty made good on that promise. A dizzying display of lyrical fireworks and taut wordplay, Pitchfork awarded it a coveted 8.0 rating and proclaimed it “one of the hardest rap records of the year.” Meanwhile, she graced the cover of The Fader in tandem with the release. The record marked a conscious evolution, giving audiences something they hadn’t received yet.
In the end, Rico won’t ever stop speaking her mind, and hip-hop is better for it.
Rico Nasty ill play the Academy Green Room on Tuesday May 28th with tickets from €20 incl booking fee on sale now from Ticketmaster
Strictly over 18’s