A frequently low-volume and deceptively lackadaisical approach to the mike belies the considered wordplay and melodicism of rapper Chynna Rogers. Encouraged by A$AP Yams, the West Philadelphian quickly progressed from SoundCloud uploads to an affiliation with 300 Entertainment. Rogers was signed to Ford Models at the age of 14, around the time she ingratiated herself with A$AP Mob. She intended to pursue the A&R side of the music business, but the crew's A$AP Yams motivated her to become a recording artist. Amid a flurry of SoundCloud uploads, her earliest work to see commercial release was the single "Glen Coco" (2014), issued through A$AP Ant and DJ Nick's Marino Gang label. Subsequent self-issued material included the six-track EPs I'm Not Here. This Isn't Happening. (2015) and Ninety (2016). The first was titled after a Radiohead lyric, while the grim latter, which arrived on her 22nd birthday with Blue Öyster Cult-referencing artwork, was titled after the number of days she had been sober in the wake of opiate dependency. With higher-profile support via 300 Entertainment, Chynna followed up with a shorter EP, the four-track Music 2 Die 2 (2017), inspired by Alfred Hitchcock. The single "$ (Dough)" and an official release of I'm Not Here. This Isn't Happening. (both 2018) followed shortly thereafter. ~ Andy Kellman

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