KARINA “ELEVEN” LOPEZ (NEW YORK, NY)
If you consider yourself a rap purest, you’ll love the NY flavor of Manhattan-native Karina Lopez.
True to her roots, Lopez’s sound is fresh, a little gritty and channeling an era before rap and pop music were bosom buddies. Taking on the legacy of artists like Rah Digga, Lopez is a pure lyricist, mixing short hooks and tight samples from the old skool with new jack truisms. An author, poet, writer and lyricist, Lopez has been creating since age 11 and, today, she’s on a mission, making a name for female emcees while challenging her peers to step up their rap game.