Rejjie Snow “Is Dead” After the Release of His Debut Album
After releasing his debut album, Rejjie Snow says "Rejjie Snow is dead" and that he has outgrown his creative identity.
Rejjie Snow - What You Need to Know
Rejjie Snow says his debut album Dear Annie is his last as Rejjie Snow. The 24 year old rapper hails from Dublin, Ireland and is one of hip-hop’s most promising prospects. In a recent interview he said that this will be his first and last album as Rejjie Snow, because he has “outgrown that identity”.
It all started early for Snow - at the young age of 12 when he was pulled out of the crowd by Pharrell Williams, and joined him to perform on stage. More recently he has toured with Kendrick Lamar, collaborated with Joey Bada$$ on a track called ‘Purple Tuesday’, and worked with Grammy Award Winning American producer Rahki (who also produced Kendrick’s critically acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly). And now he is signed to the same label as Fetty Wap and Young Thug.
Very few rappers from Ireland have made a successful transition across the Atlantic Ocean and into the American hip-hop scene, but Rejjie Snow seems to have adjusted accordingly, and now he’s decided that he is on the verge of a new creative identity.
In a recent interview, Snow spoke about what is next and he stated “I feel like I just made an album that nobody can touch and it’s mine and it’s different. There’s no need to further that. I also don’t want to limit myself artistically and just be one person.” He ensures us that he isn’t retiring from making music but did say “I just feel like Rejjie Snow is dead”.
Snow released his first EP Rejovich in 2013 and it topped the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, but in 2016 he moved to 300 Entertainment who hosts names including Fetty Wap and Young Thug, so we’re expecting big things.
“The album itself is like a play or a movie with all these different experiences and relationships playing out.” Snow said. The album explores the sickening highs and lows of love, with sunny openers Hello and Rainbow contrasted by bittersweet tracks like Mon Amour, where he is trying so hard for this relationship to work out.
The most upbeat and catchy track Egyptian Luvr is produced by Kaytranada and oh boy, Kaytranada’s signature long synth chords shine though like rays of sunshine.
Rejjie has lost any hint of an Irish accent on his debut, with the only giveaway being the appearance of Jesse James Solomon on The Ends, providing some classic slang: “I’ve got a ting she’s peng”, and that is some pretty striking contrast. Give the album a listen for yourself.
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