Single: Rexx Life Raj – “Burn Baby Burn” ft. Russ

The Honey-Voiced Rapper/Singer Interpolates Prince’s “Erotic City” in a High-Energy, Billboard-Premiered Single from the Upcoming Father Figure 2: Flourish

10.19.2017

Critical Praise:

“[Rexx Life Raj] is for anyone who likes breathing and/or good music”Noisey

“Rexx Life Raj is one of the most impressive young MC’s in the industry right now.”XXL 

“But while many of these artists channel a revivalism — Cash Money energy for Nef, g-funk for Kamaiyah — Rexx Life Raj is content to push forward confidently into the unknown.” Mass Appeal

“Rexx Life Raj (yeah, it’s a mouthful) is the up-and-coming Bay Area artist to know.” SF Weekly

“Trivial daily details get painted with a generous eye and addressed in smooth tones on songs that feel like falling into a pile of pillows. Raj is perceptive, empathetic, and open about his feelings; he’s also quick to tackle the tropes of contemporary rap with a winking eye.” – Noisey

The Single:

A versatile artist with an eclectic taste for innovative beats, Berkeley’s Rexx Life Raj earned co-signs from the likes of G-Eazy, Pharrell Williams, and more, for his introspective bars and effortless hooks. Floating over a pulsating electronic production courtesy of Cisco Cortez, Raj details a fiery relationship on Burn Baby Burn.” Recruiting Russ for an infectious verse, Raj finds himself perfectly at home among the high-energy production, interpolating the hook from Prince’s classic “Erotic City,” and taking a break from his trademark introspection to live in the moment. Premiered by Billboard, “Burn Baby Burn” is the latest single from Father Figure 2: Flourish, Raj’s upcoming sophomore album. Featuring appearances from G-Eazy, Russ, and Iman Europe and contributions from some of the Bay Area’s most innovative producers, including Mikos Da Gawd, JULiA LEWiS, Ian McKee, Drew Banga, Kyle Betty, and more, Father Figure 2: Flourish arrives on November 17th via EMPIRE.

The son of a Black Panther, a former Offensive Lineman at Division I powerhouse Boise State University, and a next-level author of amazing Instagram captions, Rexx Life Raj is a major rising star in the Bay Area scene, racking up over 20 million streams on all platforms. In the past year, he earned glowing press coverage from Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Noisey, and XXL, and earned the cover spot on Spotify’s Mellow Bars playlist with his single “Handheld GPS,” which earned over 4 million streams on the service. Following the release of his debut album Father Figure in 2016, Rexx Life Raj collaborated with the likes of G-EazyMozzy, Nef The Pharaoh (who frequently calls Raj his favorite rapper), Murs,ymtk, Goapele, and others, earning over 1 million plays on his Russ-collaboration “Waiting For You.” Last week, Raj took out a rowboat on Oakland’s Lake Merritt in the video for “2Free,” the wavy, FADER-premiered lead single from the project. An accomplished sophomore effort, Father Figure 2: Flourish is the product of pure, attentive listening and an exploration of the nature of shared wisdom

Listen to “Burn Baby Burn” ft. Russ: https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/burn-baby-burn-feat-russ-prod-by-cisco-cortez

Check out the Billboard premiere: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8006577/rexx-life-raj-new-song-burn-baby-burn-russ

Pre-order Father Figure 2: Flourishhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rexx-life-raj/id887653264

Please contact Michelle or Isabel for more info.

The Background:

From the land of the Hyphy where slaps are king and going dumb is encouraged, Berkeley, California’s Rexx Life Raj stands out by making music for the brain and the heart that’s still pleasant to the ears. Raised by a God-fearing mother and Black Panther father in the mecca of progressive politics, Raj’s music uniquely illustrates his awareness of being a young, black male while also maintaining a sense of humor and joie de vivre.


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“Burn Baby Burn” ft. Russ: https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/burn-baby-burn-feat-russ-prod-by-cisco-cortez

Pre-order Father Figure 2: Flourishhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rexx-life-raj/id887653264

“2Free”: https://youtu.be/8xr-RWubzIc // https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/2free-prod-by-mikos-da-gawd

“Freedom Love” ft. Goapele (Prod. Kyle Betty): https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/freedom-love-feat-goapele-prod-by-kyle-betty

“IDFWYN”: https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/idfwyn-prod-by-kyle-betty

“Handheld GPS”: https://youtu.be/4CsOMbhDzQs // https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/handheld-gps-prod-julia-lewis

Father Figure: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/father-figure/id1115464867&app=itunes

Listen to “On Ice” ft. ymtk (Prod. by Mikos Da Gawd, Ian McKee, and Ekzakt): https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/on-ice-feat-ymtk-prod-by-mikos-da-gawd-ekzakt-ian-mckee

“Young Wardell”: https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/young-wardell-prod-by-ian-mckee

“Moxie Java” ft. Nef The Pharaoh: https://youtu.be/yQn4b9xUaeI

“Shit ‘N Floss”: https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/shit-n-floss-prod-by-kyle-betty

“Yellow Brick Road”: https://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/yellow-brick-road-prod-rexxliferaj

Dreamland: Telegraph Avenuehttps://soundcloud.com/rexxliferaj/sets/rexx-life-raj-kyral-musik