Event Recap | Marc E. Bassy & Rexx Life Raj Take Over San Diego

At the end of 2017, Marc E. Bassy unveiled his latest album titled Gossip Columns. With several features from contemporaries and frequent collaborators G-EazyKehlani, and KYLE, the San Francisco-based singer-songwriter channels a blend of R&B pop.

On the heels of touring with Ty Dolla $ign, Marc kept the ball rolling with a series of headline dates in support of his most recent project. Setting the stage each night was W&V favorite and fellow Bay Area rep Rexx Life Raj, who has been garnering his own success with Father Figure 2: Fluorish from last November. Rexx opened the night with tracks from both installments of Father Figure, winning over the crowd with his mellow and introspective raps.

Marc closed the night with a series of tracks from Gossip Columns and Groovy People, alongside some unreleased tracks. With the crowd singing along to every word, Marc and Rexx truly brought the heart of the Bay to SoCal. Check out a few photos and their recent releases below.

 

Turk Returns With ‘Numbskull’ EP

One of the first to be featured on W&V way back in September 2015 for his Dear Neptune EPTurk continues to stand as one of my favorites. The multitalented San Francisco artist kept the ball rolling with several appearances on Caleborate‘s Hella Good, in addition to tracks like “Wait” and “Vices” with Gaitán.

Following its Rexx Life Raj-assisted lead single “City Kid,” Turk unveils his Numbskull EP. The five-track outing highlights his soulful blend of singing and raps, marking another step forward in his sound. Turk’s deep croons are sweetened by production from himself, Ian McKeeWill Fraker, and more, melding into a warm atmosphere for listeners to indulge in.

Stream Numbskull below.

Rexx Life Raj Wastes No Time With “Running Man”

After recently appearing on Will Fraker‘s debut EP and Cal-A‘s “Broke No More,” Rexx Life Raj has returned with his latest track. “Running Man” stands as Raj’s first solo offering since the release of Father Figure earlier this year, showcasing his blend of singing and rapping over production from Mike Gao. Backed by jazzy piano riffs and a barrage of percussion, Raj reflects on his come-up in-between calling out the fakes that claim to be making moves. Be sure to keep an close eye on the Rexx Life crew in the near future as they continue to climb the charts and put on for Berkeley.

Tune in to “Running Man” below.

Cal-A Recruits Rexx Life Raj, Jay Ant & Caleborate For “Broke No More”

[Art by @veeejzilla]

Following a pair of remixes for “Real One,” Cal-A has returned with another stacked collab titled “Broke No More.” His latest single stands as a testament to leave the days of empty pockets in the past, pairing his thumping production with verses from verses Rexx Life RajJay Ant, and Caleborate. Each of the Bay Area talents radiate confidence over an upbeat bass-line and hard-hitting percussion, culminating in the perfect start to the weekend.

Stream “Broke No More” below.

Rep Rexx Life Raj With These New Tees

Fresh off his performance at Hiero Day, Rexx Life Raj has unveiled a clean set of tees for us to rock. The seven shirts bear a variety of Rexx Life and Father Figure logos designed by Rexx Life Vari and Sanny Bisquerra. Inspired by the album cover and title, FILA, and Fat Slice Pizza, these closet staples will have you repping the Berkeley movement in style.

Take a peak below and grab your own here.

 

Rexx Life Raj Drops Off Visuals For “Shit N’ Floss”

Berkeley’s multitalented artist Rexx Life Raj has been on a roll lately. To keep the momentum going, Raj has delivered the visuals for “Shit N’ Floss,” off his impressive debut album, Father Figure. His latest music video since “Moxie Java” features Raj and his team celebrating in the streets as he weaves between singing and rapping over Kyle Betty production.

Revisit Father Figure here.

Rexx Life Raj: Twitter // SoundCloud // Website

Rexx Life Raj // ‘Father Figure’ (Album Stream)

Claiming the Bay Area has had a strong year so far would be a mild understatement; with Elujay, Caleborate, and more keeping the momentum going, there’s no shortage of talent. Currently at the forefront is Berkeley’s Rexx Life Raj, who officially unveiled his long-awaited Father Figure album today. Raj’s latest project is the perfect combo of honesty, slaps, and suave melodies, joining previous singles like “On Ice” and “Handheld GPS” with punchy tracks “The Plug” and “OJW3.” Raj bobs and weaves between suave verses and bursts of aggression, complemented by guest appearances from YMTKChristian Crow, and Nef the Pharaoh, and production from Ian McKeeJULiA LEWiS, and Mikos Da Gawd.

Stream Father Figure below and grab your copy via iTunes. Also, check out the recap from his release party last week.

Rexx Life Raj: Twitter // SoundCloud

Rexx Life Raj Taps ymtk For “On Ice”

Following a slew of smooth singles, Rexx Life Raj has dropped off the next cut from Father Figure. “On Ice” aptly pairs Raj and YMTK‘s silky vocal work with production from Mikos Da Gawd, Ian McKee, and Ekzakt. Alongside his previous cuts including “Moxie Java” with Nef the Pharaoh and “Handheld GPS,” Raj showcases versatility and promise as he further hones his sound.

Chill with the duo below and pre-order Father Figure via iTunes, out June 24. If you’re in the area, catch the Father Figure listening party this Saturday in Emeryville.

Rexx Life Raj: Twitter // SoundCloud

ymtk: Twitter // SoundCloud