Arriving cloaked in mystery in the early 2010s, this New York rapper was always seen wearing a signature ski mask and offered almost no information as to her identity or background, choosing instead to focus on her infectious, fun, and sometimes experimentally raucous rhyme and production styles.
For the most part, the MC vehemently avoided interviews, but on rare occasion granted them, only to keep her identity and personal information closely guarded. One extensive interview in 2015 only revealed how a lonely childhood growing up in Brooklyn led her to the inspiration and solace of creating her own music. Early mixtapes like 2012's LK-47 and 2014's LK-47, Pt. 2 led to a contract with RCA Records
, as well as some high-profile concert spots, such as opening for Skrillex
at Madison Square Garden on direct invitation from the dubstep superstar himself. A self-titled album arrived in 2015 and the mysterious MC went on to perform several shows in support of it. Throughout 2016, she guested on tracks by Baauer
("Day Ones"), AlunaGeorge
("Mean What I Mean"), and Pussy Riot
("Straight Outta Vagina"), appeared on the soundtrack of Insecure, and released singles that led to the following year's Wash & Set, her second album for RCA
. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi