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Afro-Puerto Rican Rapper, Princess Nokia, Dropped A Dope Video For Her Song G.O.A.T. And Her Story Will Amaze You

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With an unconventional style and zero fucks to give, Destiny Frasqueri, better known as Princess Nokia (or Wavy Spice by some), is turning heads in the NYC underground scene. Unapologetically herself, Nokia prides herself on being a “weirdo,” though she’ll just as easily boast about having “little titties” and being able to snatch your man away.

One of her first videos out was “Tomboy,” where she’s dressed in a style that screams ’90s-era-Aaliyah.

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Aaliyah, who came to prominence in the early ’90s, also dressed in baggy clothes, wore thick lip liner and had an IDGAF attitude. Nokia’s style is much more in-your-face, and her music appears to be heavily influenced by the trap sounds of the moment, whereas Aaliyah was a soulful, more traditional R&B singer. However, there really does feel like there’s a cross-generational connection between the two.

The similarities don’t stop there: the two were both fashion models.

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Aaliyah sported Tommy Hilfiger, while Nokia has done several spreads for Calvin Klein. But don’t get Nokia twisted, the pinky-finger-in-the-air aura of high fashion modeling is immediately punched in the gut by her brashness. Here she is channeling her inner Sade.

And she also kills “boy” looks.

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I can picture Aaliyah having worn the same thing at some point.

Nokia has spent time extensively exploring her Afro-Latina roots in her music.

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In this video for “Brujas,” which she co-directed herself, she pulls from Yoruba imagery and the spiritual images of Santeria, while wearing her hair out as curly as possible and spitting the history of her native ancestry. She raps in the song:

“I’m the black-arican bruja straight out from the Yoruba / and my ancestry is Nigerian my grandmas was brujas / and I come from an island and it’s called Puerto Rico/ It’s one of the smallest, but it’s got the most people.”

In this revealing documentary by The Fader, entitled “Destiny,” Nokia talks about her entire journey.

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From being a child in the foster care system, to running away, to falling into music and modeling, to the origins of the name Nokia, this 16-minute, eye-opening documentary is longer than most things you’ll see on the Internet today, but just try and take your eyes off of it once you start. It’s a gripping portrayal of an artist that is multi-layered and coming into her own as a musician. In the doc, she reveals that she’s an ardent feminist and is inspired by the feminists, including her sister, that she grew up around. At her shows, she makes sure that women get to sit up close, urging them all to come to the front row.

Check out her newest video and keep your eye on the rising star.

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She’ll be performing at Summer Stage 2017 in NYC. If you’re in town, definitely check her out. She’ll be part of a set with Chilean artist Mon Laferte and Afro-Puerto Rican music project ÌFÉ. Should be a great show!


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A New Survey From Netflix Claims Latina Moms Have Hilarious Ways Of Making Time For TV

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A New Survey From Netflix Claims Latina Moms Have Hilarious Ways Of Making Time For TV

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Every single time I call my mom on the phone and ask her what she’s doing she always says the same thing: “Estoy limpiando!” And I believe her — until now. Netflix just released new data that proves some moms aren’t busy cleaning or cooking every second. They’re actually taking a lot of “me time” to catch up on a lot of our favorite shows.

According to a recent survey by Netflix*, 72 percent of Latina moms say that in order to be happy and/or more relaxed, they need at least one to three hours a day of “me time.” For many of them, that means watching TV. Hmm… so when do they sneak in time to watch TV?

*It’s a survey about streaming by Netflix, so take it with a grain of salt.

According to the survey, Latina moms are actually very creative when it comes to making time to watch their favorite shows.

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Yes, moms are busy people. We know that, but they still need to be entertained just like the rest of us. In fact, some moms believe that making time for themselves makes them a better parents (at least 15 percent said that). Another 40 percent say that watching their favorite shows, which includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Friends,” among others, helps them escape all the children’s programming that they normally watch.

Four out of 10 moms say they make time to watch TV while they’re in the bathroom.

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This makes so much sense now! No wonder she’s in there forever. No one bothers you while you’re in there. Perfect time to catch up on “Jane The Virgin.”

Twenty-six percent of moms say they’re just “getting ready” but are really watching one of their favorite shows.

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According to Netflix, 54 percent of moms say it actually helps them de-stress.

Twenty-three percent of moms pretend to be sick but are secretly watching TV!

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This is just low… but understandable, especially if you’ve ever faked an illness to skip school.

Twenty-one percent of moms sit in their car after a trip to the store and start streaming.

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Wow! Here we are waiting for her to get back from the store and she’s busy watching a show.

Two out of 10 of moms are just hiding in the house!

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If you’re ever wondering where your mom is, check the pantry, closet, basement or laundry room. Or just unplug the wi-fi. She’ll come out in no time.

READ: Netflix Resurrected This Telenovela Villain Once Again To Give OITNB Some Life And It’s Genius

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