Contemporary rappers that paying tribute to New York City’s classic sound aren’t exactly rare or far between. What is rare, though, is to hear a cool old-school sound paired with a woman’s voice.
That’s exactly what DonMonique has done and its helped her stand out from the crowd. A native of Brooklyn, the rapper reminds us of Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown, but she’s definitely got a style that is totally her own.
Her 2015 debut EP, Thirst Trap, is a tribute to bad-ass ladies, independence and the fact that she doesn’t need anyone’s approval (“I’m a sweet bitch but don’t call me sweetie,” she spits on “ION”),