Here’s a fresh new femcee with a little something different. Linkoban is a Danish rapper with a flow like machine gun fire and a sound that sets her apart from the current female faces of hip-hop like Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, and that lame Iggy broad.
She’s been building buzz in Denmark since the start of the year thanks to her first single “Like This” — a lyrical nervous breakdown over a grimey beat that set fire to the underground club scene in Europe thanks to a slew of must-hear remixes.
“How can I be pretty when I’m shaking like this,” she spits. “How can I be standing when you break me like this?”
Check out the official music video below, which has already garnered almost 130,000 views.
With her big eyes and long black hair, Linkoban, who is half-Chinese, was told from by friends that she resembled the ghost girl from The Grudge. She played up the comparisons, channeling the ghoulish villain from the Japanese horror series in the music video for her second single “Super Into On It”.
She delivered her first major performance in July at Denmark’s famous Roskilde Festival, slaying a packed crowd with her live skills and documenting her journey from the underground to the stage in this video released online last month.
The same month she tried to perform at a major festival in China, but was banned at the last minute by local authorities who deemed her music inappropriate. Like a true boss, Linkoban ignored the pigs and performed illegally in several nightclubs — right before jumping on the nearest flight home to avoid arrest, of course.
July also saw the rapstress release her first EP. The five-track set of frenetic indie hip-hop quickly shot to the top of one of the Danish iTunes charts (don’t ask me which one — I don’t know), further cementing Linkoban’s growing buzz on the local urban scene.