Katie Kate
Street: 08.05
Katie Kate = Wild Ones + Uffie

Eerie and shrouded in darkness, this album is a true product of hard work and determination. Fusing digital with analog, Nation is a paradox in itself. Katie Finn’s bold rapping technique welds harsh style with a raw, lyrical twist. She possesses the musicality of a true poet, and she delves into some personal topics and skims across some lighter ones. Personally, I was more drawn to her pop vocals than her style of rapping, but I liked the soul she poured out into the album all the same. Finn’s energies are most present in the track “Rushmore,” which stood out as the personal mantra to the album. Even if you don’t love what she does, you have to admire this woman’s presence and strength as she rises in the electro pop scene. –Kamryn Feigel