Think Ahead Tuesdays: Rejjie Snow – Putting Dublin On The Rap Map

By Anton Constantinou

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Think Ahead Tuesdays is all about those forthcoming tracks, albums, and movies that keep the spirit of hip hop alive.

To add to our recent 5 rising stars watchlist, we give you Rejjie Snow: a hot, new up-and-coming rapper from Ireland of all places, soon to go on tour and yet to drop  his first studio album. For a capital little known for it’s hip hop (at least commercially), Rejjie has well and truly given Dublin something to shout about.

Since arriving on the scene in 2013, the 22 year old- born Alex Anyaegbunam- has gone from strength to strength, progressing from a single mixtape (Rejovich) to an international debut this June with his dreamy hip hop/rnb crossover song All Around The World– which has so far received airplay on both Beats 1 and Radio 1. His track Lost Empathy alone has been viewed over 900,000 times on Youtube.

Style wise, Snow has something of an odd future feel about him: where hip hop meets the otherworldly. Black Pancakes for example sounds like one long alien radio transmission, accompanied by an equally peculiar  music video which hovers between a supermarket and an open stretch of field. Lost In Empathy is just as mind boggling. Theme wise, it’s apparently about the hunting down and persecution of albinos, which seems to explain Snow’s ghostly pale  makeup in the video. Nights Over Georgia on the other is more of a jazzy ballad. Showing his depth as an artist, Snow alternates between singing and rapping so seamlessly you’d swear there were two artists on the track.

With his debut album, Dear Annie, well on its way, and concerts all over the US to look forward to next year, 2016 is certainly set to be an important one for Snow. His exciting new tour begins January 15th and takes him through to the end of March- where he’ll be finishing up back on UK soil at the Shepherds Bush Empire. For further details of his tour click HERE. Alternatively, you can follow him on Twitter,

 



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