The Break Presents: Awkwafina

A lazy critic might pass Awkwafina as a Kreayshawn knockoff, but the Queens, New York, native has much more to offer in her collection of witty concept-driven records and equally humorous visuals. Find out more about the 24-year-old rapper/producer, who has already taken shots at New York City transplants, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and vaginas.

Standout: “My Vag”

Also Check Out: “NYC Bitche$”

And: “Mayor Bloomberg (Giant Margaritas)”

Name: Awkwafina (Nora Lum)

Age: 24

Hometown: Queens, New York

I grew up listening to: Ace Of Base, Necro, Brian Eno and A Tribe Called Quest.

Most people don’t know: I was physically addicted to Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland for PS2.

My style’s been compared to: Daria and Christopher Walken.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: The moment Asa Akira tweeted a picture of her listening to “My Vag” in her car.

My goal in hip-hop is: To allow for other young women to say it’s okay to do you.

I’m gonna be the next: Swagged-out Teletubby.

To check out more of my music go to: Awkwafina.com.

  • lesser_known

    I’m pretty bad when it comes to negative comments; I believe there’s pretty much an audience for everyone. But come on. She’s nothing more than a fad. Rhymes are fuckin’ whack. Minus production quality, internet, and these music videos, she’s little more than a talentless clown.

    • Sean Allen

      Infinitely better than Kreyshawn. And better than your average dirt road rapper. She paints pictures, and has some funny real punchlines. Her rhymes come off more anti-hipster if anything. And she doesn’t seem to take herself too serious.

  • Uw0tm8

    How you grow up listening to Necro and make this trash? These lyrical themes/concepts could be raw as hell if you took the gloves off and dropped the petty hipster trends.

  • Tashawn Knowz

    Yo for real these hip hop blog haters need to take a step back. Awkwafina’s doing what other female rappers AREN’T doing, and that’s being herself not taking herself seriously. Men (I am a man mind you) will be threatened by her, SHES MAKES HER OWN BEATS, writes all her own shit, mixes, produces, masters. You take any of the hip hop big hitters and ask them to do the same, their shit gonna sound nothing like this in a bad way.

    All these dudes wish they was up on XXL, getting the publicity Awkwafina is taking from them. Her talent is what threatens you, and that’s on you buddy.

  • hahahaha

    this is the biggest piece of shit I have ever seen

    • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.harris.5268750 Nicole Harris

      I could say the SAME thing about your comment lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.harris.5268750 Nicole Harris

    To all the haters on here..STFU !!!
    I’d rather listen to Awkwafina’s wacky, funny ass than Nicki, Kreashwan or Iggy.
    Girl has a sick flow & her wacky rhymes remind me of Ludacris, Method Man & Redman, ect…and many other “funny” type rappers.
    If you don’t like her than GO AWAY & STOP CHECKING FOR HER.
    Keep doing your thing mama, I love your crazy, awkward ass;)

  • Guest

    To all the haters on here..STFU !!!
    I’d rather listen to Awkwafina’s wacky, funny ass than Nicki or Kreashwan.
    This girl has a sick flow & her wacky rhymes remind me of Ludacris,
    Method Man & Redman, ect…and many other “funny” type rappers.
    If you don’t like her than GO AWAY & STOP CHECKING FOR HER.
    Keep doing your thing mama, I love your crazy, awkward ass;)