Here Are Rico Nasty’s Best Bars Over The Past Year

She’s quietly been wrecking every feature she’s appeared on.

The BET Hip Hop Awards is a celebration of the most revolutionary genre of all time, as well as a chance for current stars to show off their chops.

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This year’s cyphers will be jammed-packed. With DJ HED helming the ones and twos, there will be a “Lyricism Cypher”, made up of Tierra Whack, Smino and D Smoke, a “Digital Cypher” comprised of Kidd Ken, Lakeyah and Toosii Symba and a “Hot Now Cypher” with Erica Banks, Fivio Foreign, Sleepy Hallow and Rico Nasty.

On the heels of releasing her album, Nightmare Vacation, Rico Nasty has been featured on and killed so many songs this year, you’d have to be asleep to not think she wasn’t still hot at the moment. 

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With the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and its cyphers airing Oct. 5, here’s a look at some of Rico’s best bars over the past year 

  1. STFU

    Coming off her debut studio album, Nightmare Vacation, is the cut punk rap gem “STFU”. In the video, Rico goes full Fight Club in what is a high-energy, pulsating listen.

    Memorable Bars:

    Gettin' cheese like Swiss
    Two strands on me, but it ain't no twist
    Don't get what I want, then I'm throwin' a fit
    Pop out to the club, it's designer, my fit
    They thinkin' I'm done, but I'm at it again
    Blue bands on me but I ain't no Crip
    Pull up to the party and make a ho dip
    You all on my a**, you got sh** on your lip (Ew, shut up)

  2. Buss

    Released in September, after previewing the track during her set at last month’s Lollapalooza, “Buss” is a hard-hitting loosey from Ms. Nasty with braggadocious rhymes. 

    Memorable Bars:

    This Sugar Trap s***, I invented it
    You lil’ b**** really just rented it
    If you bite me, you owe me percentages

  3. Magic

    “Magic,” is another single by Rico Nasty that dropped this year that was set to appear on her upcoming mixtape Rx. Alongside Vincent van den Ende, Ramon Ginton, Amit Nagra, and Romano Wijnstein as co-writers, the track features summer-time vibe production 

    In a statement to Pitchfork, Rico said she wanted the song “to bring out another side of you and almost feel like you’re being taken over by magic.

    Memorable Bars:

    I be busy, but I like to spend my time with you (Oh yeah)
    Life is what you make it, I wanna spend mine with you (Oh yeah)
    Stamped passports, foreign dashboards
    Buy you gifts that you ain't asked for, that's why you get more (Uh-oh)


  4. High Heels

    And you can’t forget her surprise collaboration with Boston’s upcoming rapper Token on the single “High Heels”. 

    Rico Nasty makes her presence known almost immediately over the track, bouncing over the bass-heavy instrumental and delivering bars like people wouldn't expect.

    Memorable Bars:

    Started off bubble-gum, now I make their faces numb (No!)
    Started off looking down now I’m the one they’re looking up
    I chase the money, face it, these bitches really some bums

  5. Moves

    Kidd Kenn’s new EP, PROBLEM CHILD, which was released this year, 18-year-old critically acclaimed Chicago hip hop sensation’s newest single, “Moves” featured Nasty. 

    Memorable Bars:

    Rico I got the vibes when I put that shit on B****
    I'm a mood (Bitch, I'm a mood)
    They be watching what I do (Huh)
    Could never be one of you (You)

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