Rejjie Snow

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Rejjie Snow
Birth nameAlex Anyaegbunam[1]
Also known as
  • Rejjie Snow
  • Lecs Luther
  • The Snowman
BornDublin, Ireland
GenresHip hop, Grime
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2012–present
Labels
Atlantic
Associated acts
Websiterejjiesnow.com

Alex Anyaegbunam[1] better known by his stage name Rejjie Snow, is an Irish rapper, songwriter and record producer from Drumcondra,[2] Dublin.[3] He is currently (as of 2016) signed to 300 Entertainment.

Early life[edit]

Rejjie Snow was born Alex Anyaegbunam in Dublin, Ireland,[1] to a Nigerian father and an Irish-Jamaican mother.[1] Dublin is his hometown.[4] He attended Belvedere College S.J. Later in 2011, he relocated to the United States and began attending school at Montverde Academy in Florida to play soccer on an athletic scholarship.[5] After graduating high school in 2012,[citation needed] he attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia on an athletic scholarship to study film and design.[citation needed] After a semester, he dropped out and moved back to Ireland and focused on his music career.[6][7][failed verification]

Career[edit]

Snow released his debut EP, Rejovich, in June 2013. It immediately topped the iTunes Hip-Hop chart, ahead of releases from Kanye West and J. Cole.[8] Its track, "1992", went on to surpass one million YouTube views, along with the previously released "Lost in Empathy".[9] In June 2015, Snow released his official debut single, with the Cam O’bi produced All Around the World.[10] The video, featuring Lily-Rose Depp, was played 500,000 times in its first week.[11] In 2016, Snow signed with 300 Entertainment, with whom he released the track, "D.R.U.G.S", in September. Snow subsequently confirmed that the long-awaited Dear Annie was near completion. In May 2017, Snow released a free mixtape, The Moon & You. Snow's debut album Dear Annie was released on 16 February 2018.

Legal issues[edit]

On September 4, 2019, Rejjie Snow and Irish DJ and producer DJ Dale Turner (also known as LoopHeavy) were arrested in Shibuya, Tokyo for allegedly graffitiing a wall at Shibuya Mark City building.[12][13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • Dear Annie (2018)

Mixtapes

  • The Moon & You (2017)

EPs

  • Rejovich (2013)
  • Dear Annie, Vol. 1 - EP (2018)
  • Dear Annie, Vol. 2 - EP (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rejjie Snow Is Leaving Ireland To Be An American Rap Success Story". The Fader. 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  2. ^ Corr, Alan (2018-02-15). "Dear Annie review : Rejjie Snow puts Ireland on the hip hop map". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  3. ^ "Traveling Back To Ireland With Rejjie Snow". Vice. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Interview with Rejjie Snow". Interview. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Alex Anyaegbunam's (Montverde, FL) High School Timeline". MaxPreps. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Lecs Luther aka Rejjie Snow". The Irish Times. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  7. ^ "i-Ntroducing: Lecs Luther | i-D Online". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  8. ^ "Watch Rejjie Snow tell his story in New Originals short documentary". Fact Magazine. 29 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Rejjie Snow - "Lost in Empathy" (Official Video) - YouTube". YouTube. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  10. ^ Golden, Zara (2015-06-23). "Rejjie Snow Premieres New Single "All Around The World"". The Fader. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  11. ^ "Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose Depp Makes Her Music Video Debut: Watch". Billboard.com. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2020-04-11.
  12. ^ 人気ラッパー、道玄坂でアルファベット落書き (in Japanese), The Daily Yomiuri, September 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Shibya cops continue crackdown on graffiti with arrest of rapper Rejjie Snow Tokyo Reporter, September 5, 2019

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