Hardcore hip-hop bangers are alive and well in 2021. They're just not from where—or whom—you might expect.
Meet Jesswar, a rising, Australia-born rapper who spent her formative years in Fiji. To hear her tell it, some of the seething rage in her artistry comes from being "mistreated" as a woman of color in music. "I was really tired of being overlooked," she told NME this year. "I was pretty angry."
In the newest episode of Press Play At Home, watch Jesswar channel that dark energy into a potent performance of "XXL," off her 2021 TROPIXX EP, that's both viscerally thrilling and hair-raisingly evocative.
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