Over the last few years, Princess Nokia has consistently released some of the best bangers to come out of New York City––seemingly, without even trying. She’s obviously working hard, but the Harlem/LES-native always delivers tracks that don’t have to try hard to be true, just like her. The new songs off her latest album, 1992 Deluxe, are mellow in comparison to her bigger releases over the years, and take on more of a narrative form than her past work. Through tracks like “ABCs of New York” and “Saggy Denim,” we get a look into her life as a goth teenager being shuffled around foster care, finding solace in raving, exploring the city and getting fucked up with her friends.
As if a killer new album wasn’t exciting enough, the rapper just released a double-feature video for “Bart Simpson” and “Green Line,” and they’re exactly what you’d expect––high school kids getting kicked out of class, drinking forties and getting pierced on St. Marks, basically embodying every 17-year-old’s definition of cool. Most of us didn’t reach that level of sophistication in high school—or we’re still desperately trying—but at least we can watch her videos and pretend we were there.
Watch the “Bart Simpson/Green Line” video, below.