Isis Gaston (born January 1, 2000), known professionally as Ice Spice , is an American rapper. Born and raised in The Bronx , New York City, she began her career in 2021 after meeting record producer RIOTUSA while attending SUNY Purchase . Ice Spice rose to prominence with the viral song " Munch (Feelin' U) ", as well as " Bikini Bottom " and " In Ha Mood ", which preceded her debut extended play (EP) Like..? (2023). She was then hailed by Jon Caramanica of The New York Times as "rap's new princess".