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Slum Village’s Young RJ Joins Mega Ran for “Pray”

Born out of mutual admiration for one another, and a mutual love for the art form of hip-hop. Mega Ran and Young RJ have teamed up to make a run through the music game together.

Young RJ is the stalwart producer for Detroit legends Slum Village, and Mega Ran has built a reputation as the heavyweight champion of alternative hip-hop. Together, the two humble emcees hope to push their message farther than it has ever gone before. 

With modesty and respect for those in the game who came before them, Mega Ran and Young RJ hope to use their relatable and very real story to reach the ears of new listeners. With their first project, 2HandsUp RJ and Ran are hoping to fill a gap that they see in the music game today. 

Ran and RJ is starting the year off strong with their debut single and video “Pray” with Europe’s own Abstract Orchestra & Daru Jones, produced by Young RJ. It is the lead focus track off their upcoming full-length album 2HandsUp due out March 2020. 

“I’m just so proud of this project with Young RJ. It has been a goal of mine for quite some time to use my talents for a project that veers more toward traditional mainstream hip-hop. I think RJ and I have a lot to say together and “Pray” is going to say a lot of it, while “2HandsUp” subtly implants those ideas into your brain at some points, and bluntly shouts them into your face at others. We are both really happy with how “Pray” came out and with 2HandsUp,” Mega Ran 

The excitement for this project is mutual…. Mega Ran’s work ethic is crazy, He is a pure lyricist. His talent pushed my production skills up some levels and that’s what I needed. 

This is a game changer!” -Young RJ

Stream: https://ffm.to/pray

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Slum Village’s Young RJ + Phat Kat + Guilty Simpson Drop “I Know”

 

“I Know” discusses the issues arising from Black Men being products of their environment. Due to the intricate economic systems put in place, Black men have been set up to fail from the womb (or beginning). Many feel this is a controversial topic, with a lot of truth behind it. A particular verse that stands out is, “wanna see a ni*ga fail, they wanna see me dead or in jail.” – Young RJ..

Coming off the heels of his successful freshman release “Blaq Royalty”,  and his single feat. Joyner Lucas titled “Motion”, Young RJ now releases his first single this year called, “I Know.” The street conscious track sets up his new release, “The Detroit Project” – where fans can expect a full collaboration with Guilty Simpson and Phat Kat. All being respected legends from Detroit. The album is produced by Young RJ and expected to drop soon.

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Joyner Lucas and Slum Village’s Young RJ Drop the Video for “Motion”

Joyner Lucas and Young RJ Drop the Video for

“Motion”

video directed by Diego

“When you dealing with time you know you never can wait..that’s the concept of Motion. The symbolism in the video, will mean different things to different people and that’s what makes it dope.” – Young RJ

About “Motion”

Young RJ Drops “Motion” featuring Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah

Produced by: Young RJ & Jay Dee aka J Dilla

Additional Production: Ice Pic

Additional Vocals: Earlly Mac

Motion is featured on his full length album Blaq Royalty 

Continuing with his well received solo project, ‪Detroit emcee and producer, Young RJ, premieres his new video with Vibe Magazine called, “Motion.”  Young RJ enlists some

A level features to assist in bringing this mid-tempo, yet melodic banger to life. RJ grabbed NYC’s Joyner Lucas and DJ Statik Selektah and together they created a track under the production skills of RJ and the late Jay Dee aka J Dilla. The additional vocals heard on the hook is completed by Big Sean’s right hand Earlly Mac and newcomer Drey Skonie. You can hear all the undertones of what each artist brings to the table, once you press play.

The video was shot in Detroit, after a Joyner Lucas show, close to the staple venue, El Bar. The director, Diego, put black and white visuals together that tells an abstract story, that can be taken, different ways, by different viewers. Everyone showed up to the shoot. In addition to Young RJ, Joyner Lucas, and Earlly Mac starring in the video.. look for cameo appearances from Supakaine, an indie artist emerging from Detroit.

Young RJ’s album Blaq Royalty is now available everywhere. The album features Boldy James, Guilty Simpson, BJ the Chicago Kid and a host of others. Stream here:

SPOTIFY STREAM.

http://flyt.it/BlaqRoyaltySpotify

SOUNDCLOUD STREAM.

https://soundcloud.com/youngrj313/sets/blaq-royalty

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Slum Village’s Young RJ Releases His Debut Solo Album ‘Blaq Royalty’ (LP Stream)


“It is written ‘Change is the Only True Constant” ….my debut album, Blaq Royalty, reflects change and growth for me musically..” Young RJ 

Young RJ has been behind the scenes for a long time, but is now ready to step into the forefront. With a long history of being a producer & member of Slum Village, today, RJ officially released his debut solo project Blaq Royalty.

The album features Boldy James, Pete Rock, and Joyner Lucas to name a few. The album presents a classic “Slum” hip-hop approach, but still sounds modern and radio friendly with joints like “Issues” (which features BJ the Chicago Kid), “Wait” (which features Pete Rock & Boldy James) and “Motion” (featuring Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah). Take a listen to the entire project below.

 

Young RJ Recruits Joyner Lucas + Statik Selektah for the banger   “Motion”

 
“When you dealing with time you know you never can wait” 
– Young RJ

About “Motion”
 
Young RJ Drops “Motion” featuring Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah
Produced by: Young RJ & Jay Dee aka J Dilla
Additional Production: Ice Pic
     Additional Vocals: Earlly Mac
Motion is featured on his full length album Blaq Royalt 
Release Date:: Oct 10, 2017
Continuing with his well received solo project, ‪Detroit emcee and producer, Young RJ, prepares fans for his new single, Motion.”  Young RJ enlists some
A level features to assist in bringing this mid-tempo, yet melodic banger to life. RJ grabbed NYC’s Joyner Lucas and DJ Statik Selektah and together they created a track under the production skills of RJ and the late Jay Dee aka J Dilla. The additional vocals heard on the hook is completed by Big Sean’s right hand Earlly Mac and newcomer Drey Skonie. You can hear all the undertones of what each artist brings to the table, once you press play.
Having an incredible year dropping gems with Pete Rock and BJ the Chicago Kid, this serves as the main single before his solo debut album, Blaq Royalt, which drops next month.
PreOrder Link on Apple Music
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Young RJ feat. Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah – “Motion” (Co-Prod. by Jay Dee)

 

 

Continuing the “Motion” on the road to his solo-debut, Blaq RoyalT, Slum Village’s Young RJ releases his new single with Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah, with an assist on the production from Jay Dee.

 

Motion,”which was premiered today by XXL, is the fourth single from RJ’s forthcoming, Blaq RoyalT, which will be released on 10-10-17. As always, Young RJ is setting the bar high for himself and the artists which will appear on Blaq RoyalT (BJ The Chicago Kid, Pete Rock, Boldy James, De La Soul, Joyner Lucas etc) and creating his own undeniable wave.

Young RJ feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Issues” [Music Video]

Continuing on the road to his solo-debut, Blaq RoyalT, Slum Village’s Young RJ treats fans to his new video, “Issues,” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid.

 

“Issues” is a creative collaboration between two artists that share a similar artistry and background. The pair previously collaborated together on “Expressive,” which was included on Slum Village’s YES album and the duo link up again as RJ delivers thought provoking lyrics with ‪BJ the Chicago Kid finessing the track with his soulful vocals and paint a picture of our current political climate, inner cities, and of course… personal inner demons.

 

Issues is the third single and video from RJ’s forthcoming, Blaq RoyalT, which is slated to be released on 10-10-17.  With the “Issues” video, RJ uses an uncommon, cutting edge approach for this serious subject matter; weaving in very diverse cast and showing that regardless of race and or ethnicity, we all have the same problems and share the same “Issues.”

 

As always, Young RJ is setting the bar high for himself and the artists which will appear on Blaq RoyalT (BJ The Chicago Kid, Pete Rock, Boldy James, De La Soul, Lucas Joyner etc) and creating his own undeniable wave.

 

“In my vast travels around the world I have come to realize that 16 bars can affect people’s lives in many ways; everyone is experiencing the same problems and have the same issues” Young RJ laments.  “The hood is not just a black/brown problem confined to the inner city.”

 

Purchase Young RJ f/ BJ The Chicago Kid “Issues”:

iTunes: http://flyt.it/Issues

Spotify: http://flyt.it/IssuesSpotify

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Young RJ feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Issues”

Continuing on the road to his solo-debut, Blaq RoyalT, Slum Village’s Young RJ treats fans to his new single, “Issues,” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid; which was exclusively premiered by Okayplayer.

“Issues” is a creative collaboration between two artists that share a similar artistry and background. The pair previously collaborated together on “Expressive,” which was included on Slum Village’s YES album and the duo link up again as RJ delivers thought provoking lyrics with ‪BJ the Chicago Kid finessing the track with his soulful vocals and paint a picture of our current political climate, inner cities, and of course… personal inner demons. “This collaboration could have not come at a better time” Young RJ commented to Okayplayer. “Given the economic struggles in cities like Detroit and Chicago, current police violence and our current political climate.”

“Issues” is the third single from RJ’s forthcoming, Blaq RoyalT, which is slated to be released on 10-10-17. It follows “Huh?” which was premiered by XXL and “Wait” featuring Pete Rock & Boldy James which was premiered by Mass Appeal and the video for “Wait” which featured a rare appearance from both of J Dilla’s daughters and was premiered by Hiphopdx.

As always, Young RJ is setting the bar high for himself and the artists which will appear on Blaq RoyalT (BJ The Chicago Kid, Pete Rock, Boldy James, De La Soul, Lucas Joyner etc) and creating his own undeniable wave.

 

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Young RJ – WAIT (feat. Boldy James, Pete Rock)[Music Video]

As a forever present unofficial-turned-official member of Slum Village, producer/rapper Young RJ has twice been entrusted with continuing the legacy of Detroit’s most important rap group. But with a prosperous music career behind the scenes and officially as part of the group, he’s ready to speak for himself with his solo debut BLAQ ROYALT.

 

On BLAQ ROYALT, Young RJ shows the same musical versatility that made him such a reliable producer for the likes of Slum Village and 50 Centand a mic presence that’s just as potent. RJ’s solo career has been a long time coming. As a child, he toured with his parents, who founded the Detroit R&B band, R.J.’s Latest Arrival, while family friend, founding member of Slum Village and legendary producer J Dilla taught him how to program a drum machine and mix songs as a teenager. Once Dilla felt he was ready, he asked for Young RJ’s help with completing “Climax,” a fan favorite from Slum Village’s seminal 2000 album Fantastic Vol. 2.

 

Young RJ’s tutelage was put to the test when Slum Village’s roster was shaken up: Dilla left to pursue a solo career, Baatin left because of health issues and he was tasked to co-produce their transitionnel album Trinity (Past, Present and Future); and his contributions were largely unaccredited.

 

Purchase “Wait” at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wait-feat-pete-rock-boldy-james-single/id1238874788?ls=1&app=itunes

 

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Detroit’s Producer/Rapper Young RJ links with Pete Rock & Boldy James For New Record “Wait”

 

As a forever present unofficial-turned-official member of Slum Village, producer/rapper Young RJ has twice been entrusted with continuing the legacy of Detroit’s most important rap group. But with a prosperous music career behind the scenes and officially as part of the group, he’s ready to speak for himself with his solo debut BLAQ ROYALT.

 

On BLAQ ROYALT, Young RJ shows the same musical versatility that made him such a reliable producer for the likes of Slum Village and 50 Centand a mic presence that’s just as potent. RJ’s solo career has been a long time coming. As a child, he toured with his parents, who founded the Detroit R&B band, R.J.’s Latest Arrival, while family friend, founding member of Slum Village and legendary producer J Dilla taught him how to program a drum machine and mix songs as a teenager. Once Dilla felt he was ready, he asked for Young RJ’s help with completing “Climax,” a fan favorite from Slum Village’s seminal 2000 album Fantastic Vol. 2.

 

Young RJ’s tutelage was put to the test when Slum Village’s roster was shaken up: Dilla left to pursue a solo career, Baatin left because of health issues and he was tasked to co-produce their transitionnel album Trinity (Past, Present and Future); and his contributions were largely unaccredited.

 

Despite finding new mainstream success, Slum Village went on hiatus after 2005, leaving RJ free to build his own catalog. Forever his mentor, an inspiring conversation with Dilla before his death in 2006 led Young RJ to work and study old school bands like One Way and Zapp to sharpen his music chord progressions.  As his sound matured he began to place beats with 50 Cent, G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, Little Brother, De La Soul, Eric Roberson and Proof.

 

But just as he began to build momentum, family business called; as Slum Village was ready to return. Young RJ abandoned his outside work to resume a workhorse producer/engineer role. Yet, the group dissolved just as quickly as they reemerged– Baatin tragically died in 2009 and Elzhi left the group.

 

Determined to keep the group alive, Young RJ honored a late wish of Baatin’s and in 2012 officially joined Slum Village not only as a producer, but an official member. It was his first time regularly rocking the mic since childhood, but nevertheless, he and T3 reinforced Slum Village’s legacy with two critically-acclaimed albums, Evolution (2013) and Yes! (2015), and during the past five years the group has crossed the globe numerous times over and staged multiple worldwide tours.

 

After Slum’s last world tour, RJ returned to his Detroit studio and began preparing his solo-debut. Music fans have depended on Young RJ’s ear and with BLAQ ROYALT he delivers; as always.  “Creating my first solo project gives me a different sense of freedom and although my music is based on the Slum Village philosophy of sound, people will now get insight into one of the men behind the music,” states Young RJ.  BLAQ ROYALT is self-produced and includes collaborations with BJ The Chicago Kid, De La Soul and as “Wait” suggests, Pete Rock and Boldy James and will be released this summer.

 

“Wait” finds the artists’ delivering three verses from different perspectives; RJ waxes poetically about trying to make it in life, but not exchanging your soul for it, Pete salutes the strength of his family for helping him survive the music business for two decades and Boldy James narrates his struggle on how hip hop kept him from becoming another statistic on the streets of Detroit.

 

 

Purchase “Wait” at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wait-feat-pete-rock-boldy-james-single/id1238874788?ls=1&app=itunes
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