In the latest episode of Dazed Does Room Service, we meet DMV rapper Rico Nasty: one of the boldest new voices in the music industry. The sharp-tongued artist is fresh from signing to major label Atlantic, and releasing her sixth mixtape Nasty (having announced the project’s launch by asking her fans on Instagram what’s the nastiest thing they’ve ever done).
Hip-hop is in Rico’s bloodline: her late father was a rapper named Beware, who once toured with Jadakiss. But the versatile musician has never hidden her punk inspiration, which comes through in her raspy, vibrant voice. Her punk-rock influence is more evident now than ever, as opposed to the sugar-trap sound in the previous two projects.
Watch her above as she eats a cheese toastie while talking scary movies, her Airbnb nightmares, and tutus with bulletproof vests.