Next Big Thing: Masia One
I’m sure none of you remember when I used to complain about the doofuses trying to make Tigarah into a star (based solely on the faulty idea that she was the next M.I.A., as if that’s a good thing) while there were all these other female MCs, Japanese or otherwise, who could blow her off the block. Here’s one more, Canadian (Singaporean) MC Masia One. The hip hop blogs will be talking about her, and I’m probably taking money out of my own pocket by writing about her here instead of Vibe or som’fin. Her second album is supposed to drop this summer, and if samples are any indication it’s gonna be a beast (the first record was okay, I wasn’t blown away, frankly, but my how she’s improved).
Miss Rap Supreme indeed.