Nina Tech, a young, female, black, hip-hop artist- who also happens to be studying Bio-medical engineering at Perdue university (because she really is that multi-talented)- is making some truly catchy and lyrically brilliant tracks.
Hocus Pocus, a recent release, is a low energy but high impact track that might just be my new pick-me-up song. Tech’s captivatingly deep voice is hypnotizing over this track that is both light and slightly haunting but also a classic rap beat.
Hocus Pocus is a track that combines clever and funny lines with the more serious aspects that keep the track grounded such as “And it’s fuck the police/That’s why I always keep it on me”. This intoxicating combination of Tech talking herself up and reminding us of who is in charge here and the occasional mention of the struggles faced by many in today’s society really highlights the young artist’s brilliance.
The music video for ‘Hocus Pocus’ is insane. A green-screen odyssey is the best way to describe this truly modern and totally bonkers masterpiece that I can’t stop watching due to the level of detail, which means I spot some new and wacky detail each time. The six chapters of the video which include: “Dr Tech”, “Cliffhanger” and “Attack of the munchies” feels extremely modern in a world of make-your-own effects and reminds me of Doja Cat’s ‘Moo’ video in their attitude which is clearly to have fun in their work. This was a nostalgic project for Tech as “every character in the video played a role in my childhood” which highlights how personal music is to the rising star. The BTS is definitely worth a watch!
The supreme confidence in this track as Nina describes “popping up on hoes” and her newfound love of money makes it a firm favorite for when I need a sudden injection of confidence. As the self-described “realest bitch of them all” Nina Tech is who we need in our ears and on our playlists at a time like this.
Keep an eye out for this up-and-comer.
Listen to ‘Hocus Pocus’ now: