Rising rap lyricist Chika has been captivating listeners with her smooth but potent musical style and filter-free lyrics for the past few years, but 2018 has seen her take her unique skill set to new heights.
Constantly using her lyrics to speak on social, political and cultural injustices targeting Black and LGBT communities, the 21-year-old Alabama native made headlines this past April for her now-viral freestyle in which she took Kanye West to task for his disgraceful comments about slavery and support of Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, Chika once again channeled her extraordinary talent into a heartfelt and powerful tribute to Nia Wilson—the 18-year-old who was fatally stabbed by a white assailant whom she reportedly had no connection to at a BART train station in Oakland, CA last week.
Check out the video above to hear Chika’s tribute to Nia and scroll through to hear more of her timely freestyles.
Chika Freestyle: Kanye West – “Jesus Walks”
Chika Freestyle: J.Cole – “1985”
Chika Freestyle: Drake – “Emotionless”
Chika Freestyle – Lauryn Hill, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”
Chika Freestyle: Daniel Caesar x H.E.R. – “Best Part”
Chika Freestyle: Drake – “In My Feelings”
Chika Freestyle: Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Chika Freestyle – Original
Chika Freestyle: Nia Wilson Tribute