Hailing from Alabama with roots in Nigeria, rapper Chika is a completely different breed of female MC.
Alabama is certainly not a traditional hip-hop breeding ground but again, Chika is not your traditional rapper. The 23 year-old burst onto the scene in 2018 when she remixed Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” to diss Ye for his backing of a certain ignorant commander-in-chief. Her fiery bars and passionate delivery went viral and caught the attention of famous MC’s from Ice-T to Missy. She followed that up with a remix of J. Cole’s “1985” track and a potential star was born.
Lyrically gifted, Chika’s style is reminiscent of 90’s hip-hop. Her focus is more on social issues and self reflection over sexuality and materialism. Her major debut project Industry Games dropped on March 13th 2020. It’s a triumph of self expression mixing the lyrical content of a golden-era album with the modern sound of today’s biggest hits. A coupe of standouts on the EP are lead single “Industry Games” and the underdog anthem “Crown”.
In a male-dominated industry, Chika attacks the game from the completely opposite direction. She has trusted her voice and her talents and is looking to succeed in the industry on her own terms.
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Written by @TalentedMrFord