New York’s boroughs have provided some of the genre-defining artists for hip-hop since its inception, and Frada Chiffon born Shavonne Thomas could easily add her name to that list in due time. The Jamaica Queens emcee started writing poetry in her younger years before she discovered rap music. Artists such as Nas and Eminem inspired her to perfect her bars, while Janet Jackson instilled within her a soul to act as the backbone for her music. Passionate delivery and an energetic flow are both hallmarks of Frada’s sound, and this has led her to develop a loyal fanbase by the time she dropped her debut album “Partly Cloudy” in 2018. She has amassed tens of thousands of streams on her material since, including the single “Gang Gang” which released the following year and saw her raping with an unfiltered ferocity over a banging instrumental. She has opened up for New York legends such as Papoose & Cory Guns and is set to release her latest project, “Beautiful Disaster,” this summer. Frada Chiffon is proving that the art form of hip-hop is far from being lost, and doing it with style!