Ashnikko is a bold, unique force in the music industry right now. She gained viral popularity with the song STUPID |(feat. Yung Baby Tate) on TikTok.
This song was on the Hi, It’s Me EP released in 2019 which is just one of three successful EPs.
She mixes a unique blend of genres including rap, hip-hop, pop, rock and metal. The most intriguing aspect of the artists’ career is the influence of social media. Tik Tok played a bit part in the initial spike in attention for this artist, who hasn’t even put out an album, yet has seen massive success with her three EPs. A mixtape is set for a 2021 release, but in the meantime Ashnikko is entertaining fans with creative video’s and projects, inspiring them to create art through TikTok- esque video’s featuring her music.
With quite the extravagant persona and outlandish antics, Ashnikko is an exciting force in an industry where your early career is typically crafted by a team of people who make sure you don’t say anything stupid. For Ashnikko – that is part of her appeal. The incapacity to categorize the artist makes her that much more appealing to a wide audience.
At only 24 years old, Ashnikko’s life experiences include moving countries various times from the US, to Estonia, Latvia and then finally to London where she moved on her own at 18.
In the song ‘Sass Pancakes’ from the titular EP she raps – ‘Rep the Borough and the Baltics, I try to be the nicest, leave me stuck in between with an identity crisis’.
She was nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the 2020 MTV European Music Awards but lost to worthy opponent – YungBlud.
With gorgeously psychedelic music videos that accompany crafted lyrical poetry that celebrate female success – you have to keep an eye out for the rising phenomenon that is; Ashnikko!!!