7 August, 2020Print
Rexx Life Raj Shares New Song “Bounce Back (Ft. G-Eazy & Jay Anthony)”As Heard On ESPN Music And NBA Programming
Rexx Life Raj, the Bay Area rapper and self-proclaimed “Berkeley superhero” signed to EMPIRE, shares his new song “Bounce Back,” a summertime hymn about getting up when life gets you down. Raj trades verses with G-Eazy and Jay Anthony drops in for the outro, driving home the hard-earned positivity repeated in the hook: “No one told me this would be a fairy tale but/Every time I bounce back.”
Listen to “Bounce Back”: https://empire.ffm.to/bounceback
"'Bounce Back' came about from one of the sessions, about a year ago, where we were working on potential tracks for G’s album. Whenever G is working on an album he pulls up to the bay and has sessions and invites hella artists to pull up," Raj says about the collaboration. It’s clean because there’s so much different energy/vibes in the room. From P-Lo to Goapele to Mistah F.A.B. On this particular night I told ReeceBeats to pull up because we wanted to work on something that sounded big, epic, and Reece is amazing with the chords. What’s crazy is initially the record was for G featuring someone else. I wrote the hook as a reference for a bigger artist to sing. About a year went by and then I heard G's team played it for ESPN and they loved it.. and the rest is history."
“Bounce Back” also has the new honor of being a part of ESPNmusic (@espnmusic) and the NBA on ESPN’s (@nbaonespn) featured commercial soundtrack. The song will be featured prominently throughout all NBA programming on ESPN and ABC, along with flagship shows Sportscenter and First Take.
Raj has toured and sold-out shows around the world and makes music that isn't afraid to be laugh-out-loud funny while also digging deep into what it means to be a young black man in America - music for the brain, heart, and NBA 2k20. Fans of Raj include millions of streamers, as well as Pitchfork ("He can rap, hit a falsetto, and Julia Lewis' sparkly production is complemented by the radiant blood red backdrop"), Pigeons & Planes (a Best Artist of the Month), and Complex, comparing the 2019 Rapper To Watch to his local Golden State Warriors; the young and talented rapper is building up his own dynasty.
A Billboard profile from last year highlighted Raj's local philanthropic work with Good & Proper, working with Kehlani, his father's history as a Black Panthers affiliate, the joys of Olive Garden, and more of his non-music interests, showing a different side to the former college football player (he's 6'3") who's about to have a big 2020 with new music on the horizon.
Check out local Bay Area public radio affiliate KQED's profile on Raj: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13869513/rexx-life-raj-father-figure-3-empire
Other on-the-record fans of Raj include E-40, Scott Storch and Pharrell, Russ, Lecrae, and Mozzy. His releases have been featured prominently on the front pages of Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon as well as in popular Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday, Most Necessary, and Mellow Bars. To date, Raj's music has accumulated over 150 million plays across all platforms. "Your Way," featuring Kehlani, was premiered as a World First on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, and his Kenny Beats produced single "Moonwalk" is featured in the NBA 2k20 soundtrack, accumulating 5 million streams in just two months.
REXX LIFE RAJ ON THE WEB:
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