Rappers should challenge the status quo, subvert expectations, and present a personal truth. Wynne does all of the above. The 21-year-old MC raps with venom, fury, intensity, and consciousness all at once. The 5’6” blonde spitter may look innocent and even sweet, but she represents a much-need poison apple to the genre, turning tired patriarchal stereotypes inside-out and vivisecting them with incendiary, invasive, and incisive rapid-fire wordplay.
Born and raised in a Portland suburb, she gravitated to hip-hop at a young age. Introduced to 50 Cent, Eminem, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, Lupe Fiasco, and T.I. by her older brother, Wynne immediately took to the art form. Deciding to “write a song every day , ” she feverishly penned rhymes to beats online.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.