This song starts out with a lo-fi humming that builds anticipation, but it's quickly met with Rico Nasty who sets the aggressive tone the song takes on. Shortly after she starts rapping, Rico’s hellish screams are added to the beat adding another layer of aggression to the song. If this is the first time you’re going to be hearing this, you need to be watching the music video as you listen to it; the grungy lo-fi production of the track is complemented by the video, which features animated skulls, chains, flames, and Rico Nasty whose fierce and savage performance filled with head banging and vicious screaming brings to life the grunge roots of the track.
This song is so different than anything I’ve heard in the hip hop scene lately, and quite honestly it’s been harder for me these days to find a hip hop album/song that doesn’t seem like a redundant copy-cat. I appreciate Rico Nasty’s ability to channel her assertive and bold attitude into her music; this attitude stems from a history of being an outcast, whether it be for being labeled as “emo” for being into slipknot at the age of 13 or making a rap song as bold and self-assured as “Rage” at the age of 21**. Rico isn’t afraid to be different; in fact, she prides herself on dressing and making music that’s not like anything that’s already being done. I admire this track for so brilliantly combining two genres and sounding rad as hell.
**CREDITS: FADER magazine interview with Rico Nasty