In our October issue, we named Birmingham MC Roxxxan
the "rapper you need to know right now." You'll have to wait for her debut mixtape, slated for release later this fall, but you can get her hand-picked party playlist right now. Think of it as an It List from an It Girl.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
Richie Spice - "Burning"
"This is my anthem! I love this track because it reminds me of leaving Birmingham to live in London. I was doing exactly what the chorus sings!"
Missy Elliot - "4 My Man"
"Big fan of Missy. Definitely one of my biggest inspirations. I love this track; it's still on repeat on my iPod! I'd love to be as close to someone as the song explains. The last verse is my favorite, when she gets all g'd up! Love ah real G!"
The Internet - "She DGAF"
"Because I simply DGAF either. See the shaved back of my head and the way we blow smoke in the air! LOL!"
Rick Ross ft. John Legend - "Rich Forever"
"I love John Legend's melody and voice, he really makes this track epic! Obviously Rick Ross never fails on hard bars and painting the picture perfect. One day I would love to be able to say, 'We gon' be rich forever.'"
Capleton - "Slew Dem"
"This song reminds me of growing up and being at my aunt's with all my cousins. Memories with the Rasta family."
Frank Ocean - "Nature Feels"
"It's triple x and so am I. XXX!"
Wiz Khalifa ft. Terrance M - "Roll Up Another One"
"I LOVE WIZ! (Roxxx Khalifa, LOL.) This is my favorite flow of his. Tres Martin kills the hook and makes me want to, 'roooll up another ozone.'"
Alicia Keys - "Wait Til You See My Smile"
"This is my hater anthem! 'Wait till you see my smile…' SNM (say no more)."
Nipsey Hussle - "U Don't Got a Clue"
"I listen to Nipsey daily. I respect him a lot. I love real talk and he is a real rapper. This track stands out for me as people like to judge when they see you doing well and assume, forgetting how hard you worked to get there!"
A$AP Rocky - "Peso"
"Because: 'I be that pretty motherfucker.' I love that he's so pretty but still keeps it G. A lot of people say that about me too. Haha. I keep it real and get it in!"
Kendrick Lamar - "No Make Up"
"As a girl you would love your partner to just love you for you. 'Imperfections are your blessings.'"
Frank Ocean - "Lost"
"The hook reminds me when I first got signed and was kind of thrown in the deep end and everything started going wrong at the same time… 'Lost, lost in the heat of it all.'"
Jhene Aiko - "Higher"
"Fell in love with Jhene's voice on her mixtape/EP but really connected with this song. My 'get high' track."
Azealia Banks - "Liquorice"
"My favorite female rapper at the moment. Love that she does her [thing] and talks openly! This track especially, reminding people that black is beautiful."
Little Dragon - "Ritual Unions"
"Last but not least, Little Dragon--or who I call little dons! Addicted to their vibe. I feel every word of this track, love their melodies, and the bounce in the beat!"