Washington, D.C. rapper Rico Nasty’s blend of hip hop and her self-described sugar trap aesthetic rose to prominence in 2018 with singles such as Smack a Bitchand Poppin. With six mixtapes and one album in the bag, the punk-rapper’s music doesn’t really sound like anything else -and after years of inciting mosh pits internationally, the 23-year-old has successfully created her own lane as an artist. She sums up her purpose by saying, “Yes, I am going as hard as all of these dudes are. Yes, I am loud. If you’re female, get some confidence from what I’m doing. I’m the representation of a lot of girls who don’t get love.” Her debut album, Nightmare Vacation, released in 2020, is seen as her most raw body of work to date -we can’t wait to see the powerhouse Rico Nasty killing it at Lollapalooza Stockholm 2022!