Rejjie Snow is one of the most exciting artists in the UK right now. Having worked with everyone from Loyle Carner, to Joey Bada$$ and Yellow Days, he’s been consistently releasing excellent projects since he first turned up five years ago. Now, and finally, we’ve reached the moment of his debut album, Dear Annie, which was every bit worth the wait. Over an hour long and incredibly high-concept, it masterfully combines 90s American rap with jazz and 00s r’n’b. I spoke to Rejjie about the album, how the internet shaped him as a musician and his politically-infused music.
We’ve been waiting a very long time for a debut LP from Dublin rapper Rejjie Snow. Of course, none of us have been waiting as long as the man himself. “Finally. My first album.16th February. Thanks for waiting on me. Love y’all” he stated on the announcement of Dear Annie, his 20-track opus that’s been five years in the waiting, and it pleases me so much to state: it was worth every single second. A mixture of hip-hop, r’n’b and jazz, it’s an incredibly deep album full of intelligent lyrics, astonishing beats and postmodern album concepts.