Rejjie Snow @ The Albert Hall
Saturday 24 February 2018
The announcement comes hot on the heels of new single Virgo, featuring New Orleans rapper Pell, and its accompanying video. Premiered by DJ Target on MistaJam’s Radio 1Xtra show, the track is already shaping up to be Rejjie’s biggest yet as the recipient of Track of the Week accolades by three BBC Radio 1 DJs: Annie Mac, Clara Amfo and Adele Roberts. Virgo is available to stream and download now.
“Virgo is a track I wrote about feeling the pressures of trying to be a star,” says Rejjie. “But knowing that you put those pressures mostly on yourself, because someone will have your back no matter what”.
Rejjie Snow has been rhyming since he was a kid in north Dublin – moving to Georgia at age 17 on a soccer scholarship, before switching from sports to the mic full time to drop his first mixtape, Rejovich in 2013. The five track set introduced the world to his surreal style and villainous eloquence.
Now Rejjie’s debut album, Dear Annie, is on the way. It’s executive produced by Rahki, who won a Grammy with Kendrick Lamar, and it’s already given us a handful of impressively (though not unexpectedly) diverse gifts. There’s the moody G-funk of Crooked Cops, which Rejjie wrote after watching police violence explode in the U.S., and the thrilling Flexin’, a hypermodern trap-addled bleak-banger full of unapologetic braggadocio.
The chiming D.R.U.G.S. already surpassed 4.8 million YouTube streams and its followup, Pink Beetle, was named Hottest Record in the World by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac. And, rather than retreat amidst growing anticipation, Rejjie went ahead and dropped a full-length mixtape on the way to releasing his LP: 2017’s The Moon & You, an experimental beast of a different stripe that, despite a Joey Bada$$ cameo, puts him more squarely in the camp of genre-less auteurs like Shabazz Palaces, Anderson .Paak, and Thundercat.
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