1992 Deluxe

Princess Nokia - 1992 Deluxe
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #315 / 880
User Score
Based on 280 ratings
2017 Ratings: #388
Liked by 2 people
September 8, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rough Trade / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

1992 Deluxe is much more than just a cheap re-release of her breakout 2016 mixtape, it’s a complete reimagining.

80
The Guardian
Over gorgeous beats that range from head-nodding old-school loops to a vogueish kind of haunted industrial emo-trap, Princess Nokia asserts ownership of every part of her being.
80
The Skinny
Princess Nokia is a formidable, charismatic MC; her voice cool, her rhymes cocky. Although the album ostensibly feels like an extended diss to a fragile, flamboyant masculinity that has dominated hip-hop for decades, there are many stories that bolster Nokia's underdog appeal.
80
The Needle Drop

New York rapper and underground fashion icon Princess Nokia expands her 2016 EP into a 16-track monster via Rough Trade Records. One of the most eclectic rappers out right now.

75
Northern Transmissions
Despite being her first full-length release, at 16 songs that showcase a level of skill that many of the scene’s top rappers took years to reach, Frasqueri will be sweeping the industry in a few years from now.
62
Pitchfork

The sound of New York is occasionally absent on 1992—in moments, her Migos-like repetitive hooks and regionless hashtag punchlines move it somewhere a bit less rooted—but Frasqueri’s loved for the city never wanes.

exception
83
Biggest surprise in recent hip hop, and one of the most slept on rappers of last year. ABCs of New York, while it may sound childish in the beginning, evolves into one of the most impressive and charismatic songs on the album. The only other album I feel I could compare to 1992 Deluxe is (the featured) Wiki's No Mountains in Manhattan.
ACreativeName
50
Vividly and unquestionably New York. Ends up mainly falling flat due to an amateurish presentation, however the potential is certainly there.
Shame to see her failure to capitalize on any of it with future releases.
CxAylward
1
absolutely no fucking way
itsyahboinoah
79
A friend of mine recommended this record to me and honestly i was surprised how much fun and engaging this was. Princess Nokia debut LP "1992 Deluxe" shows the new york rapper have a distinct style that goes back to early acts such as Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Gangsta Bu. This is a hard hitting trap rap record that Princess Nokia herself manipulates her rapping vocals going upper register and lower vocals within the track-list. I'm not going lie, alot of people will probably dismiss ... read more
Rollo_P
81
A lonely, nerdy girl's interpretation of NY styles and sounds that doesn't hold itself to strict guidelines or forced caricatures of previous artists. Princess Nokia is very authentic in this regard, as she can be a sassy kid on one song before switching to a witch casting curses on the next. Even when her ideas and execution aren't to my liking, she manages to exude this confidence in herself that I can't help but admire. It's as if she's recording these tracks and dancing along to them in her ... read more
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Track List

  1. Bart Simpson
  2. Tomboy
  3. Kitana
  4. Brujas
  5. Mine
  6. Excellent
  7. Saggy Denim (feat. Wiki)
  8. Green Line
  9. ABCs of New York
  10. Goth Kid
  11. Receipts
  12. G.O.A.T.
  13. Brick City
  14. Flava
  15. Different
  16. Chinese Slippers
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Added on: September 7, 2017