Video: RJ – “Thank God” ft. Blac Youngsta (Prod. By DJ Mustard)
The YG- and DJ Mustard-Cosigned Rapper Goes Dumb in a Church in this Hard-Hitting Visual
#10 on the 2016 L.A. Rap Power Rankings – L.A. Weekly
“Airplay from Power 106 helped buoy RJ into a rare modern L.A. phenomenon: a ’hood-certified star whose initial support came from the people, not blog worship or major-label marketing.” – L.A. Weekly
“RJ has built a huge regional following in the West Coast, perfecting his hard uncompromising Cali street sound on this year’s OMMIO 3.“ – HotNewHipHop
“RJ looks like the next one up in the wild, wild West. Pay attention.” – XXL
“The Los Angeles rapper first captured his city with a slew of local hits—the biggest being his 2015 single “Get Rich”—that proved his mettle without a major label or blog cosigns. Now, with steady assists from his 400 Summers label heads YG and DJ Mustard he uses MrLA to expand his sound, replacing some of the street-acclaimed grittiness of his O.M.M.I.O. mixtapes with radio-ready selections.” – Pitchfork
Thanks to his unparalleled energy and infectious sing-song flow, RJ is one of the most popular rappers in the City of Angels. Rising out of bed to make mischief on the Lord’s Day, RJ transforms the church to the club in “Thank God.” Teaming up with Memphis wild card Blac Youngsta, who brings an unhinged and manic energy to the proceedings, RJ leads his block like a congregation as they move to DJ Mustard‘s beat. “Thank God” is the latest single from RJ’s recent MrLA album, following “Brackin,” which Pitchfork praised as “L.A. rap at its finest” and Spotify placed on its Most Necessary playlist. MrLA is the first release from 400 Summers, a joint venture between DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers and YG‘s 4 Hunnid Records. Featuring appearances from YG, Quavo, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Blac Youngsta, and Earl Swavey, MrLA is a trunk-rattling, club-busting collection of tracks, packed front-to-back with brilliant, sing-song bars.
Born in Los Angeles but with deep roots in Atlanta, RJ is comfortable with many modes of street rap. A multiple sport star in high school, RJ moved to Atlanta after graduating and became deeply embedded with trap culture. Upon his return in 2013, RJ linked up with DJ Mustard, who liked his style and recruited him to join the producer’s 10 Summers crew. A favorite of L.A.’s Power 106 hip-hop station, RJ heated up the airwaves with hits like “Get Rich,” his collaboration with fellow 10 Summers rapper Choice and HBK’s Iamsu!, last year’s “Flex,” which garnered over 4 million views on YouTube, and “Ride Wit Me,” featuring YG, which has over 4 million streams on Spotify. Most recently prior to MrLA, RJ appeared on “Get Out Yo Feelins,” a highlight from YG’s Red Friday mixtape. MrLA is available to purchase and stream right now at your favorite online music store.
Watch “Thank God” ft. Blac Youngsta: https://youtu.be/q_SwSRvd5QM
Buy MrLA: https://empire.lnk.to/MrLA
Firmly rooted in the Compton community, RJ is intimately familiar with the hustle. Born and raised in South Central, RJ’s father was a businessman with ties to the Westside Pirus and his grandfather a bootlegger, exposing a young RJ to the grind early on. At the age of nine, RJ began channeling his surroundings into raps after his mother put him on to Warren G and Nate Dogg. Moving to Atlanta post-high school, RJ became deeply embedded in the city’s trap culture. Upon his return to Los Angeles in 2013, RJ caught the attention of DJ Mustard, receiving an invitation to join his 10 Summers crew. RJ appeared on several tracks on DJ Mustard’s 10 Summers mixtape series and launched his solo career with the OMMIO (On My Mama I’m On) mixtape series, garnering critical acclaim from the FADER, LA Weekly, XXL, and more. Collaborating with the likes of The Game, Nipsey Hussle, Jeezy, and Ty Dolla $ign, RJ has painted name across the rap game. With his recently released project Mr. LA, RJ is making moves to place himself in the ranks of Compton’s finest.
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“Thank God” ft. Blac Youngsta (Prod. by DJ Mustard): https://youtu.be/q_SwSRvd5QM
Mr. LA: https://empire.lnk.to/MrLA
“Brackin”: https://soundcloud.com/empire/rj-mrla-brackin // https://youtu.be/Sy1n9XevSEM
“Only One”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHHfN6PLGWU
“Get Rich”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mnr9fJynDk
“Ride Wit Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTiGqOrlqWE
“I Got”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEIiFse9pls
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/rj/