Queenie is an emerging independent hip-hop artist who made her professional solo recording debut in 2020 with the single “Laid Out”. That track introduced a skilled emcee who pairs modern hip-hop beats with a lyrical flow that brings to mind the style and sounds of hip-hop’s Golden Age. The London-based artist is making a stir on the international rap scene.
Since her debut the prolific rapper has produced a string of hit singles. She counts her streaming numbers in the millions thanks to tracks like “Letting Up Now.” After taking a brief hiatus from releases last year Queenie came back hard in 2022 with four brand new bangers.
With a sound that is equal parts old-school and new, she delivers smart, rapid-fire rhymes over deep downtempo 808 grooves. Citing inspiration from artists like J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill and Noname the rapper weaves influences from across the decades to create smart, hard-hitting hip-hop.
“Moves” is the first single and video Queenie dropped in 2022. Minor-key chords meter out an ominous vibe as the beat drops on a slow trap groove. The emcee enters the mix and goes boss mode. “Amen” followed in July. On that track she set her impressive freestyle technique to a Reggaeton-infused beat and pizzicato strings. On “Easy” she delivers a fun braggadocio rap over more Caribbean vibes and ambient synths and vocals. Here and elsewhere her stacatto delivery and clever word-play bring to mind the great Missy Elliott.
“MANMADE ” is the brand new single and video from Queenie, released worldwide via all major streaming services on August 18, 2022. Ambient keys open the track and set a dark mood. Subterranean bass tones rumble the floor as Queenie steps to the mic with a no-nonsense testimony of female empowerment.
Check out the “Moves” and “MANMADE” videos below. You can also hear Queenie on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Queenie. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting new voice in hip-hop.