Widely considered the leading female rapper in India, Raja Kumari is a force of nature. She’s a fearless, charismatic personality and natural-born storyteller whose mission is to create art that blends her Indian roots with her American upbringing.
In her honeyed vocal style that’s informed by artists such as Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis, Kayan’s always singing stories. With a keen determination towards levelling up and expanding her audience, it’s this very flow of enthusiastic energy that makes Kayan one to watch.
We live in divisive times. Multiculturalism rises hand-in-hand with racial tensions, and politicians seem powerless to even bring people within earshot of their convoluted message. It's time for a different perspective.
Possessed by the desire to art-direct one's own sobbing self portrait, to make sure his mascara smears in the most perfectly dishevelled way. But who cares what's "real" when the music delivers a truth you can see.