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NISHA wants you to rage in her “Figures” video

“Money figures, body figures, tryna figure whose is bigger.”

December 04, 2019

NISHA may be a unique mix of her experiences as a brown, queer, feminist rapper born in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in Florida, New York, and now Los Angeles. But she has a singular goal of empowering those who have been overlooked.

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On her song "Figures," she strikes back at the comparisons many get caught up in within certain friend groups (salaries, body images, classism) over a trapped out Alex & Alex beat that samples Middle Eastern instruments and rhythms. In an email, NISHA explained, "I make hip-hop for the people I love the most. I want to keep them safe, but I want them to rage. I want them to experience their anger so they understand their power without being afraid of it and what people have told them would happen if they rebelled. I want them to use it to set themselves free."

The "Figures" video features 30 Indian actors including Nik Dodani (Atypical) and Ritesh Rajan (Russian Doll).

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Photo: Emi Morell

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NISHA wants you to rage in her “Figures” video