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The Austin 100: Audrey Nuna

Sam Leviton

Hometown: Manalapan, New Jersey

Genre: Hip-Hop

Why We're Excited: At 20, singer-rapper Audrey Chu — she goes by the stage name Audrey Nuna — has already had a wide-ranging career, with credits ranging from a Google Pixel commercial to a string of gigs singing "The Star Spangled Banner" before sporting events. Now, she's a fast-rising rapper whose flow captures a bleary-eyed swirl of aspiration, hedonism and deeply complicated romance.

Listen to Audrey Nuna's "Comic Sans"

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