Top Tacoma Rappers 2015 – NEna KapOne | by SIC ILL
Recently a list was made of the top rappers from Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma geographically is just south of Seattle by 30 miles. Some of Tacoma’s best acts in hip-hop include General Wojack (of Criminal Nation) Mr. D.O.G., Jay Barz, Sawchosiz and Motamouth Jones during the late 90’s 2000’s. Post 2000 popular rap acts include Lebowski (who formerly lived in Tacoma), Rockwell Powers and Josh Rizeberg.
Who is Nena Kapone? NEna KapOne (Ne-na ka-pown) is a female rapper and R&B musician from the little/big city of Tacoma, Washington. She is also Tacoma’s most animated act, and in a live event even more infectious. Along with Tacoma rap legend Motamouth Jones, she is part of the label Sumtin Different Entertainment. The movement she stands behind is K.O.E. (Klowns Over Everything) The Tacoma rap legend “Motamouth Jones” is also her brother, given his stature in northwest hip-hop NEna, could have easily take his co-sign and left it at there, but instead she goes on to make a name for herself/by herself. Some of her best songs are the ones where she is solo, such as the anthem “Ladies Women”.
Female rappers are becoming less rare today, but they were especially in low members when Nena started her rap career at the tender young age of just 11 years old. In a recording studio on Ponders in Lakewood, Washington, she would record her first tracks/projects. These first songs would be disses against popular local rappers at the time. By swag and bravado she would out-gangster the most hardcore gangsters. Knowing her talent was just beginning she would go on to become the legend she is today.
Airborne: Nena has traveled abroad nationally and internationally. London, England is just one place she has shined. She is setting herself up for a great future with new music and videos still in creation.
One-of-a-kind: Other than Hellen Cane, Nena is the puget sound’s only legitamate female rap musician. her style can be likened to a cross between Tech N9ne and Marvalous of Sacramento.
The criteria of the Top Tacoma rappers list (made by “SIC ILL”) was atleast one show and one single/album release within 2004-2005 and an unmistakable buzz. Few passed the criteria and the resulting list and the rest left were named best of the city.
Top videos on youtube:
1. NEna KapOne – Ladies Woman
2. NEna Kapone – Dat Check (Shot by @Quiccsavo)
3. KLOWNIN acapella Uuh DaT NEna