Video: RJ – “Want Me Broke”
The YG- and DJ Mustard-Signed Rapper Participates in a Streetball Tourney Brings Down the House in a Hometown Show, and Chills with Snoop in His Latest Video off MrLA
#10 on the 2016 L.A. Rap Power Rankings – L.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
“The Los Angeles rapper first captured his city with a slew of local hits—the biggest being his 2015 single “Get Rich”—that proved his mettle without a major label or blog cosigns. Now, with steady assists from his 400 Summers label heads YG and DJ Mustard he uses MrLA to expand his sound, replacing some of the street-acclaimed grittiness of his O.M.M.I.O. mixtapes with radio-ready selections.” – Pitchfork
A master of aggressive lyricism with a hard-hitting flow, RJ is one of the most popular rappers in the L.A. streets. Mercilessly attacking a piano-driven beat from Larry Jayy and Swish, RJ goes beast mode on “Want Me Broke.” In the video, released yesterday, RJ shines a spotlight on some of his recent highlights, including participating in the Real 92.3 Celebrity Basketball Game and performing in a sold-out hometown show. Featuring cameo appearances from the likes of Snoop Dogg, YG, Omarion, Schoolboy Q, Nick Cannon, and more, the video affirms RJ’s status as a local celebrity and demonstrates the mass respect that he commands in the music industry and the community. “Want Me Broke” is the latest single from MrLA, RJ’s latest album and his first for 400 Summers, the new joint venture between DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers and YG‘s 4 Hunnid Records. Featuring appearances from YG, Quavo, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Blac Youngsta, and Earl Swavey, MrLA is a trunk-rattling, club-busting collection of tracks, packed front-to-back with brilliant, sing-song bars.
A radio favorite on the West Coast, RJ has deep roots in L.A. and Atlanta. In recent years, RJ heated up the airwaves with hits like “Get Rich,” his collaboration with fellow 10 Summers rapper Choice and HBK’s Iamsu!, last year’s “Flex,” which garnered over 4 million views on YouTube, and “Ride Wit Me,” featuring YG, which has over 4 million streams on Spotify. “Want Me Broke” is RJ’s first video released since “Brackin‘,” which got a rave writeup from Pitchfork, who called the track “L.A. rap at its finest.” Praised by Pitchfork, who gave the album a 7.5, MrLA is available to purchase and stream right now at your favorite online music store.
Watch “Want Me Broke”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTIL0CssbgA
Buy MrLA: https://empire.lnk.to/MrLA
Firmly rooted in the Compton community, RJ is intimately familiar with the hustle. Born and raised in South Central, RJ’s father was a businessman with ties to the Westside Pirus and his grandfather a bootlegger, exposing a young RJ to the grind early on. At the age of nine, RJ began channeling his surroundings into raps after his mother put him on to Warren G and Nate Dogg. Moving to Atlanta post-high school, RJ became deeply embedded in the city’s trap culture. Upon his return to Los Angeles in 2013, RJ caught the attention of DJ Mustard, receiving an invitation to join his 10 Summers crew. RJ appeared on several tracks on DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers mixtape series and launched his solo career with the OMMIO (On My Mama I’m On) mixtape series, garnering critical acclaim from the FADER, LA Weekly, XXL, and more. Collaborating with the likes of The Game, Nipsey Hussle, Jeezy, and Ty Dolla $ign, RJ has painted name across the rap game. With his recently released project Mr. LA, RJ is making moves to place himself in the ranks of Compton’s finest.
“Want Me Broke”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTIL0CssbgA
“Thank God” ft. Blac Youngsta (Prod. by DJ Mustard): https://youtu.be/q_SwSRvd5QM
Mr. LA: https://empire.lnk.to/MrLA
“Only One”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHHfN6PLGWU
“Get Rich”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mnr9fJynDk
“Ride Wit Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTiGqOrlqWE
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/rj/