Album Review: "Nightmare Vacation" by Rico Nasty (9/10)

Distributed by: Sugar Trap

Producers: Various

Rico Nasty describes her debut album, Nightmare Vacation, as “sugar trap on steroids”—a fitting description for an album that defies convention. The 23-year-old rapper is known for her eclectic pool of influences, which play a role on this record. From the rugged grit of punk and trap to the colorful femininity of pop music, Rico’s style is all at once evocative yet innovative. Combined with her signature gruff vocals, Nightmare Vacation is what you’d expect from Rico Nasty: an amplified whirlwind of hard-hitting tracks, never dull, but at times a bit desensitizing.