Hail­ing from the Bronx but based in LA, ExXxot­icc writes and records music that she describes as “the killer of the ele­phant in the room” – big, bold and bound­ary-break­ing, her tracks brim with vital­ity and aggres­sion.

Open­ing her latest single with a plea to God, ExXxot­icc cap­tures her struggles in sound with a dark and dirty banger that stands out as one of 2019’s heav­iest releases. Built on a snarling trap beat and a men­acing piano riff that backs up her potent lyr­i­cism, ‘Die’ is liv­ing proof that ExXxot­icc smacks harder than any­one else in the rap game. Deliv­er­ing ice-cold bars effort­lessly on every verse, she builds anti­cip­a­tion for a chor­us that offers up a mes­sage of strength and sur­viv­al for every­one to hear: “you try­in’ to kill me, I’ll nev­er die.”

“I wrote this song for every­one to know that it’s okay to freak out, that’s part of the pro­cess of becom­ing stronger.”

 It’s not some­thing she often shares, but there’s one fact about ExXxot­icc that speaks volumes about her inspir­a­tion: her god­fath­er is none oth­er than Tupac Shak­ur. Friends with her moth­er, the legendary rap­per died on the same day she was born. She’s since been deeply influ­enced by his music, see­ing him as not just an inspir­a­tion­al fig­ure but a cre­at­ive idol, hon­our­ing his leg­acy with her music. You can hear Tupac’s hon­est, authen­ti­city and devo­tion to his craft in every one of her tracks, as she releases her deep­est feel­ings and emo­tions with every rhyme.

“My music-mak­ing pro­cess is always fun: that’s where me and the beat col­lide and become one. When I write I unleash myself in the raw­est way pos­sible.”

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.