Rico Nasty has shared her new single, Black Punk, and it's a track that features a rock-inspired beat. Rico's blending together elements of rock and rap on Black Punk, and it's another example of Rico's versatility. Who's doing it like her? This is guaranteed to be a hit at her live shows going forward, and we can already see the moshpits forming now.
Speaking to Kerrang! about the track, Rico explained, “Being a black punk person, walking into certain rooms is very uncomfortable. People look at you like they’re fucking afraid of you. People count you out. People downplay you. People think you’re weird.
“This song is for my weirdos who resonate with that sense of alienation that comes with being just who you are. I thought it was very important to acknowledge my black people, because they’re just starting to get acknowledged in the punk space. It’s a calling for them.”
Black Punk will feature on Rico's upcoming project, Las Ruinas, alongside recent releases Intrusive and Vaderz. It's set to be a very personal project, and it'll be out on July 22nd. We can't wait.
You can check out Black Punk below. The song is accompanied by a music video directed by Rico and Marco Alexander, and much like the track, it's an illustration of what it means to be a Black Punk. Soak it all in.