Project: Azjah – 1:03 AM
Featuring an Apperance from Yung Bleu on “Nobody” and With Other Highlight Singles like “Soul Ties” and “Purple Reign,” 1:03 AM Establishes Azjah’s Bonafides as a Major Player in the L.A. Scene
“A self-proclaimed title like ‘Princess of Compton’ is a heady one, but Azjah (pronounced Asia) is out to validate it.” – Complex
“Azjah’s voice has a lilt to it, wavy and embracing but absolutely killer when she’s coming for someone’s head.” – Passion Of The Weiss
“It’s been a quarter-century since L.A. had a female rap star. Azjah is about to change that.” – The LAnd
“One thing that separates this artist from the rest of the other rising rappers, is her unique voice and conscious tongue. Whether she is flowing about having a good time, or talking about the Compton culture, it is clear that she has what it takes to make it big time in the music industry” – RESPECT MAG
Azjah uses her innate sense of melody to tell stories that blend romantic situations and street realities. Fully immersing herself in the late night, post-party vibe, Azjah shares 1:03 AM, her new project. Spanning 10 tracks, the new project is a showcase for Azjah’s easy melodies, emotive expression, and diaristic songwriting. Her songs are tough and vulnerable in equal measure, often commenting on her latest relationship or her upbringing in Compton.
1:03 AM is home to recent singles like the Bizness Boi-produced “Soul Ties.“ which came with a video that Azjah directed herself, and “Purple Reign,” a guitar-driven banger. New songs include the smooth, summer heater “I Got You,” which places her firmly in the lineage of fellow L.A. melodic masters like Blxst and Ty Dolla $ign, and the R&B-inflected slow jam “Don’t Make It Easy. Featuring appearances from fellow melodic rapper Yung Bleu, on the new single “Nobody,” which dropped on DSPs yesterday, and rising singer Mayhrenate, 1:03 AM is available to stream everywhere via EMPIRE.
Born and raised in Compton, Azjah has developed into one of the leading voices of L.A.’s bustling rap scene. She grew up in a musical family and developed eclectic tastes (she loves everyone from Maxwell to Lil Durk to James Blunt), but didn’t start pursuing music seriously until her older brother went to jail. Since then, she’s been dedicated to her craft–and her city’s tastemakers have been taking notice. She made the most noise with her 2018 single “Time For It,” which generated over 1 million streams on Spotify and recruited heavy hitters Shordie Shordie and Kalan.FrFr for the remix, and connected with Ty Dolla $ign for “That’s Facts,” which has over 2 million streams on Spotify alone. In the past year, she’s been keeping up momentum by releasing singles like “True Story“ and hopping on “Ain’t For Me,” a song by Long Beach standout $tupid Young.
With her new project, Azjah establishes her songwriting strength and demonstrates why she’s often called the “Princess Of Compton.” It might be 1:03 AM, but you better not sleep.
Buy/Stream 1:03 AM: https://music.empi.re/103am
Buy/Stream “Soul Ties”: https://music.empi.re/soulties
1:03 AM tracklist:
- Definition of a Rydah (Intro)
- Soul Ties
- Ain’t The Same
- Don’t Make It Easy ft. Mayhrenate
- I Got You
- Nobody ft. Yung Bleu
- Purple Reign
- Try It
- Forgive Me (Outro)
1:03 AM: https://music.empi.re/103am
“Purple Reign”: https://music.empi.re/purplereign