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#10 on the 2016 L.A. Rap Power RankingsL.A. Weekly

“Airplay from Power 106 helped buoy RJ into a rare modern L.A. phenomenon: a ’hood-certified star whose initial support came from the people, not blog worship or major-label marketing.”L.A. Weekly

“RJ has built a huge regional following in the West Coast, perfecting his hard uncompromising Cali street sound on this year’s OMMIO 3. – HotNewHipHop

RJ looks like the next one up in the wild, wild West. Pay attention.” – XXL

RJ used to use writing raps as an escape. Growing up in Los Angeles’ South Central region, the DJ Mustard and YG-signed rapper found himself becoming a product of his environment, getting kicked out of schools and selling drugs for his father to help his family pay the bills. After being forced to leave school his senior year and seeing one of his close friends graduate, he took inspiration from watching him succeed and went back to school, only to soon learn that his friend had been shot to death. Without any place to put his emotions or vent, he did the only thing he could think to do: start writing.

“I just didn’t know what to say at first but I just started writing and started taking it more serious,” says RJ, whose real name is Rodney J. Brown Jr. “I had nobody who’s more of a bigger influential figure in my life. Now, I have to look up to artists. I look up to Jay Z and people like that because they’re achieving success in the world. These are now my father figures or big brothers. That’s what kept me going.”

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Press Releases

RJMrLA and DJ Mustard Recruit Ty Dolla $ign for the Suggestive “Is It Mine” Video, Premiered by Highsnobiety
RJMrLA and DJ Mustard Announce The Ghetto, With Appearances From YG, Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla $ign and More
L.A. Street Hero RJ Balls Out with Celebrities, Reflects on His Tour in the Cameo-Heavy “Want Me Broke” Video
South Central’s Hometown Hero RJ and Blac Youngsta Bring Out the Block to “Thank God”
South Central’s RJ, Signed to YG and DJ Mustard, Drops His First Studio Album Mr. LA
YG/DJ Mustard-Cosigned Rapper RJ Bracks Skulls in the Club in His Latest Video, Premiered by The FADER
Co-Signed by YG and DJ Mustard, RJ Announces Upcoming Project Mr. LA, Drops Lead Single “Brackin”

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