Emerging Music Artist: Chika
WHAT: A vulnerable and politically charged lyricist out of Alabama who landed on many one-to-watch lists in 2018 after calling out Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump with a poetic freestyle. Since then, her ascension in the music business has been swift, but trust—this is no flash-in-the-pan artist. Chika is one of the most exciting new rappers of her generation, and her heartfelt and honest approach has earned her praise from industry giants and celebrity fans alike. Her debut EP Industry Games has been on repeat fueling my long WFH days.