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EDITORS’ NOTES

Irish rapper Rejjie Snow’s talent was evident from the age of 12 when Pharrell Williams pulled him from the crowd at a Dublin gig to perform onstage. Released more than a decade later, his debut album pulses with a spirit of adventure that Williams would surely admire. Partly inspired by lost love, Dear Annie journeys from birdsong-mottled psychedelia (“Rainbows”) to languidly funky breakup songs (“Egyptian Luvr”) and self-destructive nihilism (“Room 27”), until optimism reemerges in “Greatness,” a confessional tribute to his mother. Throughout, Snow tells his story with a warm, understated delivery full of soul-baring details.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Irish rapper Rejjie Snow’s talent was evident from the age of 12 when Pharrell Williams pulled him from the crowd at a Dublin gig to perform onstage. Released more than a decade later, his debut album pulses with a spirit of adventure that Williams would surely admire. Partly inspired by lost love, Dear Annie journeys from birdsong-mottled psychedelia (“Rainbows”) to languidly funky breakup songs (“Egyptian Luvr”) and self-destructive nihilism (“Room 27”), until optimism reemerges in “Greatness,” a confessional tribute to his mother. Throughout, Snow tells his story with a warm, understated delivery full of soul-baring details.

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About Rejjie Snow

Rapper Rejjie Snow was born Alex Anyaegbunam in Dublin, Ireland in 1993. After a short-lived stint at college in the United States, he returned to Dublin in 2012 intent on pursuing a career in music. In the summer of 2013, Kaya Kaya Records released Snow's debut EP, Rejovich, highlighting his laid-back, RZA-indebted production and multifaceted lyrical delivery. The EP rose immediately to wide acclaim, quickly gathering online sales and attention. Over the next few years Snow's catalog grew incrementally, with various singles and videos cropping up as more fans grew hungry for a full-length album from the young MC. In 2016, Snow signed to Atlantic Records subsidiary 300 Entertainment and promised that work was underway for a full-length album. Various singles and the mixtape The Moon & You were released in advance of Snow's debut album, Dear Annie, which was heavy with themes of love and loss, and made multiple references to the famed musical Annie. Issued in three parts, the four-song Dear Annie, Vol. 1, arrived in January 2018. ~ Fred Thomas

HOMETOWN
Dublin, Ireland
BORN
27 June 1993

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