Up until now, Bronx rapper Quay Dash has only dropped a handful of singles — but those singles were so impressive we named her one of our 10 Female Rappers To Pay Attention To. Just this weekend, Ms. Dash finally dropped a much-anticipated full-length EP. The new collection of songs, titled Transphobic, deal with the up-and-coming superstar's experiences as a transgender woman in these scary political times.
"The EP is about the things that I go through daily in this transphobic world," Quay told us. "I wrote the songs when I was going through a challenging period of my life where there is lots of hatred towards black transgender women in America."
Mixing moody old school hip hop beats with more contemporary avant-garde and dark rap instrumentation, the 5-track extended play shows off Quay's superior spitting skills over a handful of different styles.
"I wanted to set a different mood for each song," she added. "Each song represents a different experience."
Stream Transphobic for yourself, below!
[Photos by Sonny Martinez, with makeup by Raisa Flowers, hair by Kira Stuger, styling by Michael Louis, and editing by Ashley Smith]