If you don’t speak up, you’ll never be heard. Rico Nasty certainly has no problem speaking up… Unabashedly uncompromising, knife sharp, and potently powerful, her microphone prowess offered a respite from a scene preoccupied with auto-tune and mumbling. The DMV rapper, producer, and singer has continually both shown and proven her mettle on the mic time and time again since dropping her first mixtape, Summer’s Eve, back in high school. A string of viral singles such as 2016’s “iCarly” and “Hey Arnold” lit up the internet as her breakout mixtape Tales of Tacobella received praise from Washington Post, XXL, Pigeons & Planes and more. Showing no signs of stopping, 2018 saw her launch a massively successful headline tour, selling out nearly every date and inciting mosh pits coast to coast. However, the driving engine behind her rapid rise would be the bars – as evidenced by the likes of “Smack A Bitch.” We welcome the recent XXL Freshman inductee onto the FOMO line up for her first visit to Australia.