Last Friday, rising hip-hop artist, Pap Chanel, released Pretty and Paid 2.0. A deluxe version of her 2020 debut Pretty and Paid, the latest release is packed with eight new tracks. Including features from Future, Blac Youngsta, and Herion Young, the new project further showcases her dynamic lyricism, versatility, and energy.
Growing up in a small town outside of Atlanta, Pap Chanel has been putting on for the country girls. Dedicated to delivering powerful bars that flex her lyrical agility, the 21-year old is showing that she’s not new to this. “I grew up in a house full of boys, they made sure that I got my roots. I knew everything there was to know about music”, she said. In an industry that is slowly making space for women to dominate, Pap is finding her way and setting herself a part. “I’m loving all the women out here but I’m defining myself through my trials and tribulations”. Finding her style early on, the rapper floats on tracks like “Gucci Bucket Hat” and “Okay Den” with an unapologetic and gritty delivery, an offset to her upbeat, bubbly personality.
Most of us have one alter ego, but Pap Chanel has a few more.Throughout her album, she shifts between her varying personalities, adding more dimension to her music. “Papiana is my favorite. She’s cocky. She doesn’t mind starting some shit up”. On the homegrown cut “I’m From”, her alter-ego “Tupap” seems to take over as she deep dives into some storytelling. Boasting 15 tracks, Pap Chanel gives way for “Papiana”, “Paprika”, “Tupap”, “Papi”, “Papatouille”, and “Papillion” to come alive. As 2021 comes to an end, the rapper has no plans for slowing nor sticking to one lane: be on the lookout for her virtual cooking show, modeling shots, and whatever else she has in her bag.
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