Born in Dublin, Ireland to a Nigerian father and an Irish-Jamaican mother, acclaimed rapper and songwriter Alexander Anyaegbunam is better known by his stage name Rejjie Snow. After attending Belvedere College SJ in Dublin, he relocated to the U.S. to attend Montverde Academy in Florida on a soccer scholarship. He also attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and studied film and design. However, after a semester in Savannah, he left school and moved back to Dublin, Ireland. Instead of concentrating on a soccer career, he switched his focus to a career in music.
In 2013, Rejjie Snow released his debut EP, REJOVICH, which was an instant success. The EP featured the track “!992,” which received over a million streams on social media. His first official single, “All Around the World,” was released in 2015 and was followed by “Blakkst Skn,” which was released later that year. Signing with 300 Entertainment in 2016, he released several singles before issuing his mixtape THE MOON & YOU in 2017. Rejjie Snow released his full-length debut album, DEAR ANNIE, in 2018 to critical acclaim. With each release, Rejjie Snow began receiving great acclaim and earned quite a following. His singles – including “Egyptian Luvr,” “23,” “The Rain,” and more – have been embraced by music fans in and out of the Hip Hop community. In the four years since DEAR ANNIE, anticipation has been high for a new album from Rejjie Snow…
Four years on from DEAR ANNIE, Rejjie Snow returns to the album game with 2022’s BAW BAW BLACK SHEEP. The album is an audio delicatessen filled with nods to classic Soul, Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop while still looking forward. And album of integrity and inspiration, this is an album for modern Hip Hop heads AND for those that haven’t connected with anything in the genre since the release of the first albums by A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, JUNGLE BROTHERS, and DE LA SOUL in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Featuring the singles “Cookie Chips” (featuring MF DOOM & Cam O’bi) and “Mirrors” (featuring Snoh Aalegra & Cam O’bi), the album mixes genres – from Psychedelia to Soul to Pop – with ease, creating an aural landscape that is comforting, riveting, and inspiring. There’s an experimental edge that that will excite those looking for something new. Like a child lost in a dream, BAW BAW BLACK SHEEP introduces the listener a world of wonderment and imagination.
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