Chynna

Chynna Rogers is rap’s high priestess. Signed to Ford models at age 14 and now 25, the
Philly-born artist quickly developed a relationship with the A$AP Mob while traveling to NYC
for modeling gigs. She grew especially close to ASAP Yams, whom she reached out to as a
teenager via Twitter seeking his A&R mentorship. Instead, he encouraged Rodgers to pursue
her own music. Tattoos like the Eye of Ra, an elaborate mandala, „wanderlust“ in cursive
script run along her arms. The letters „blk out grl“ adorn her fingers – a nod to the ASAP Mob
and A$AP Yams, who died in January. „I was the only girl, so that one is for Yams,“ she
notes.
The A$AP Mob member was right. Chynna’s penchant for matching moody atmospherics
paired with deadpan, often brutally honest vocals demonstrates an often startlingly disturbing
nonchalance equally comparable to 21 Savage or Marie Davidson. Citing broad influences
that range from Gucci Mane to Britney Spears, Rogers has also utilized her keen eye for
A&R to work with UK producers Hudson Mohawke and Suicideyear, both known for their
experimental avant garde collaborations in hip hop music.
In 2015 Chynna released the Radiohead title-inspired I’m Not Here, This Isn’t Happening EP,
following it up with last year’s Ninety, her ode to 90 days of sobriety from opiate addiction.
Rogers‘ ability to meld a myriad of art and culture reference points (the artwork for ‚Ninety‘
stems from psych-heavy band Blue Oyster Cult, and multiple tracks from her prior EPs recall
characters from Mean Girls) extends to her recurrent stint as a model, where she has
recently worked on campaigns for both DKNY and VFILES. As a rapper she also isn’t shy to
speak about her religious views as an actively practicing Buddhist, with a firm belief in the
concept of „being reborn to help other people.“
This year she has released a handful of similarly themed tracks including, iddd (I don’t do
drugs) and asmr. She will release a new project this fall.