Princess Nokia heroically cancels out 2017 by announcing 1992 Deluxe, shares North American tour dates

Princess Nokia heroically cancels out 2017 by announcing 1992 Deluxe, shares North American tour dates
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Princess Nokia has long flitted like a Metallic Butterfly, refusing your attempts at categorization. Her Instagram is the photojournal of a sprite in constant motion, always exploring, never content to present in any particular way for too long. Throughout, she comes across as someone thrilled to be alive, here and now; and as such, it’s easy to root for her continued success.

And successful she’s been, to a degree, that success must have surprised even her. Berlin, where I live, is not generally a city enamored with hip-hop. In fact, I haven’t heard one of my friends get excited about the upcoming Vince Staples show. (I am though!) Yet when Princess Nokia came here to perform in April, it was the hottest ticket it town. It couldn’t be bought. (I tried!) Now, I can only imagine what kind of communitas was felt there in the audience that night. What’s clear, though, is that everyone — including us — feels empowered by this tiny Afro-Nuyorican’s body-positive messages.

Capitalizing on this widespread love for her and her hyper-confident, boisterous raps, she recently took to her Twitter to announce that Rough Trade will be releasing 1992 Deluxe on September 8. It features all the original 1992 tracks remastered, plus eight new ones, including newest single “G.O.A.T.” Stream it, then check out Princess Nokia’s upcoming North American tour dates down below.

Princess Nokia upcoming tour dates:

08.24.17 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
08.26.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Afropunk Festival
08.28.17 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
09.06.17 - Ljubljana, SI - Kino Siska
09.06.17 - Pula, HR - Outlook Festival
09.06.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Day N Night Festival
09.06.17 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys
09.14.17 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
09.15.17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret
09.17.17 - Shanghai, CN - Concrete and Grass
10.10.17 - Zargoza, ES - Sala Lopez
10.11.17 - Madrid, ES - Sala Mon Live
10.12.17 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
10.13.17 - Sevilla, ES - Monkey Week Festival
10.15.17 - Atlanta, GA - Afropunk Festival Atlanta
10.31.17 - Athens, GR - Gagarin
11.01.17 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie
11.03.17 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Music Week
11.04.17 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival
11.06.17 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
11.07.17 - Stockholm, SE - Kraken
11.09.17 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
11.10.17 - London, UK - Brixton Electric
11.11.17 - Aarhaus, BE - Voxhall
11.16.17 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
11.18.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Coda
11.22.17 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (2 shows)
11.23.17 - Vancouver, BC - Celebrities (2 shows)
11.24.17 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
12.29.17 - Kaiwaka, NZ - Northern Bass Festival
12.30.17 - Lardner, AU - Beyond The Valley Festival
12.31.17 - Claremont, AU - Origin NYE
01.01.18 - Sydney, AU - Field Day Festival

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