Nasty (mixtape)

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Nasty
Nasty - Rico Nasty.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedJune 15, 2018 (2018-06-15)
GenreTrap
Length36:25
Label
Rico Nasty chronology
Sugar Trap 2
(2017)
Nasty
(2018)
Anger Management
(2019)
Singles from Nasty
  1. "Trust Issues"
    Released: March 16, 2018
  2. "Rage"
    Released: May 11, 2018
  3. "Countin' Up"
    Released: June 18, 2018

Nasty is the sixth mixtape by American rapper Rico Nasty. It was released under Sugar Trap and Atlantic Records on June 15, 2018 shortly after the rapper signed to the latter.[1] The record features appearances from rappers BlocBoy JB and Lil Gnar.[2][3] Prior to the official release of Nasty, the songs "Trust Issues", "Rage" and "Countin' Up" were released chronologically as singles.

Background and release[edit]

Rico Nasty released the record's lead single, "Trust Issues", and its music video on March 16, 2018.[4][5] She released Nasty's second single "Rage" and its music video on May 11, 2018.[6] On June 7, 2018, Rico Nasty announced the release of Nasty via social media.[7] On June 11, she revealed the tracklist and also announced the dates for The Nasty Tour to support the mixtape.[8] Nasty was officially released on June 15, 2018.[9][2] The record's final single, "Countin' Up" was released on June 18, 2018.[10][11] Rico Nasty embarked on The Nasty Tour in July.[8]

Critical response[edit]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Highsnobiety[12]
Pitchfork8/10[13]
Rolling Stone[14]
Spectrum Culture7.5/10[15]
Spin(favorable)[16]
Uproxx(favorable)[17]

Nasty received generally positive acclaim from music critics. At Album of the Year, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the mixtape received an average score of 69, based on 5 reviews.[18]

Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork described Nasty as "one of the hardest rap records of the year," and described Rico Nasty as a "ferocious 21-year-old shapeshifter".[13] Trey Alston of Highsnobiety wrote that the record is "purposefully disorienting and confusing, but it sends its message effectively. Rico Nasty is here and changing, but, most importantly, not going anywhere."[12] Israel Daramola of Spin wrote "Rico Nasty’s confidence is contagious, and her fusion of sounds make her a hypnotizing artist of the future" and described Nasty as "a cohesive and strong body of work–the kind of great summer album that is so energetic and unquestionably hard, that [Rico Nasty] only rise from here."[16] Aaron Williams of Uproxx wrote that the record "bangs wall to wall, and Rico’s smirkingly confident personality shines through on every track".[17] David Bromfield of Spectrum Culture noted that "While rising rappers often end up with their identities groomed out once they hit the big time, Nasty is the rare major-label debut at the intersection of artistry and intent."[15]

In a slightly less positive review, Mosi Reeves of Rolling Stone wrote, "While her debut mixtape for Atlantic Records doesn't feel like a major creative breakthrough, it's a solid introduction to a dynamic, hard-charging voice in what Rico herself dubs 'sugar trap.'"[14]

Accolades[edit]

Nasty appeared on multiple critic's lists.

Publication List Rank Ref.
The Atlantic The 23 Best Albums of 2018 [19]
BrooklynVegan Top 50 Albums of 2018 32 [20]
The 30 Best Rap Albums of 2018 11 [21]
Fact The Best Albums of 2018 5 [22]
Highsnobiety The 25 Best Albums of 2018 23 [23]
Noisey The 100 Best Albums of 2018 37 [24]
Okayplayer The Best Albums of 2018 12 [25]
Pitchfork The 50 Best Albums of 2018 36 [26]
The Best Rap Albums of 2018 [27]
PopMatters The 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018 3 [28]
Rolling Stone The 30 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018 28 [29]
Stereogum The 50 Best Albums of 2018 50 [30]
The 10 Best Rap Albums of 2018 5 [31]
Spin The 51 Best Albums of 2018 16 [32]

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from Tidal[33]

No.TitleLength
1."Bitch I'm Nasty"1:31
2."Countin' Up"2:30
3."Trust Issues"3:17
4."In The Air" (featuring BlocBoy JB)2:58
5."Pressing Me"2:42
6."Ice Cream"2:10
7."Oreo"2:55
8."Hockey"2:33
9."Won't Change"2:31
10."Life Back"2:24
11."Transformer" (featuring Lil Gnar)3:01
12."Why Oh Why"2:35
13."Rage"2:20
14."Lala"2:58
Total length:36:25

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
Various June 15, 2018 Atlantic [33]
November 19, 2018 Vinyl [34]
January 25, 2019 Cassette [35]

References[edit]

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