RJAE Premieres Debut LP “You’re The Problem”


New Orleans hip hop and R&B artist, RJAE has officially released his debut studio album under his newly-announced signing with Roc Nation entitled, You’re The Problem 

Continuing the rising success of summertime anthem, “Remember That” featuring platinum, award-nominated rapper, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie released earlier this month ahead of the project, today’s album release delivers electrifying collaborations with hip hop’s most influential voices, like GRAMMY-nominated rapper, YoungBoy Never Broke Again for lead track, “Too Gone.” RJAE also recruits childhood icon Hollygrove Keem and sleek sounds from production duo Numba One on the project. 

On his debut LP, RJAE showcases his sonic versatility blending captivating rap wordplay with soulful R&B harmonies for a sound that has been curated as uniquely his own. The 11-track genre-blending collection showcases new depths to the artist’s vulnerability, taking fans through his introspective experiences with love, loss, and growth along the way. The unique sound RJAE brings to the genre underscores his rapid growth as the next breakout star from the NBA camp, and his rise as a never-before-seen champion for New Orleans coming out of the south. 

The NOLA artist provided fans a first look glimpse into the storytelling behind the project in a recent teaser video on social media in tandem with an Instagram Live session earlier this week with Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter.

RJAE’s debut project under Roc Nation follows his recent rollout of freestyle covers to Jhene Aiko’s “W.A.Y.S.” and response verses to SZA’s “Kill Bill.”  

RJAE has accumulated an impressive history of stage performances, from his recent opening spot on hip-hop legend, Lil Wayne’s  Welcome To Tha Carter Tour this year, to featured appearances on southern rapper, No Cap’s national Mr. Crawford Tour, and his early days touring with A Boogie’s Highbridge crew across North America. 

RJAE has also showcased his artistic skill on the Never Broke Again tapes AIN’T 2 LONG, Never Broke Again: The Compilation Volume 1and Never Broke Again Presents: Green Flag Activity with artists P Yungin, Rojay MLP, NBA Herm, NoCap, Quando Rondo, Meechy Baby, among others.  

Prior to Roc Nation’s official signing, RJAE had already accrued over 20 million streams and views independently, capturing waves of support from urban and rhythmic radio formats from all across the south. RJAE has established himself as a creative force carving out a new lane for hip-hop, unabashedly leaning into both his earnest vulnerability and ambitious confidence. 

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