Artists really hate genre tags. In not-very-interesting interviews, there’s always a prompt about genre and cultural reception, and even if the question is valid, interviewees have a somewhat standard response: we don’t think in terms of categories (or something to that effect). The same can be said about our approach to releasing records and supporting artists.

Fuck what you think you know about Babe City Records.

Today, more than any other day, we’re proud to announce the newest member of the BCDC family: NAPPYNAPPA. A fiery emcee from Southeast DC, NAPPYNAPPA has been building his cred for years with a series of excellent soundcloud releases, collaborating with friends and foes far and wide. Plus, dude is the best dressed in the crew.

Photo Credit: Ryan Florig

Photo Credit: Ryan Florig

Davonte “NAPPYNAPPA" Squire, aka The Mumbo Sauce Prince, sports a creative dedication that we can’t help but admire. He lives his music. There is no separation between Davonte and the many styles of NAPPYNAPPA. Instead, he uses his music and wit to draw listeners into his world. That world is not without its struggles, of course, but in Davonte’s wide-eyed way, those struggles are worth celebrating as much as his successes. If that’s something you can’t get behind, I don’t think we see eye-to-eye friend.

We’ve got some shit in the works with NAPPYNAPPA, some sooner than later, so keep your eyes peeled. For now, scoop this limited NNxBCDC tee--designed by our very own Kevin Sottek--jam to Davonte’s latest release, Powerline, and catch a reborn NAPPYNAPPA with Trash Talk for Rock n Roll Hotel’s 10-Year Anniversary blowout.