We are ready to declare
Latasha Alcindor, popularly known as “LA,” the winner of both our Readers' Poll and the overall Best of NYC chart (which includes votes from our jurors).
The rapper has created a solid trajectory for herself. From SXSW to NY Fashion Week to NYLON, she is garnering attention for her sharp delivery and feminist message. On the recent NYLON rap session, LA raps, “I switch up to this bigger picture. These ladies ain’t my competition, this is all militia. We switching up the paradigm to a femme state of mind, only reason Trump is here, God tellin ‘This is time.’” In her new video for “Revoke Thee,” LA unleashes a torrent of warnings against the smack talkers out there. It’s an old school boom bap banger perfect to test the bass on those new headphones. Latasha is currently an ' Artist in Residence' at Williamsburg's National Sawdust.
Kudos also to Ela Minus and Raycee Jones, who placed second respectively in the overall chart and in the readers' poll - you can stream them below!
Here's the full list of the finalists in the Electronic/Hip Hop category.
Argonaut and Wasp