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)
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.