Hailing from Northern California, Bay Area singer BxRod (Bee-Ex-Rod) is shedding some new light on the Hip-hop/RnB scene. At only 18 years old, she is helping to show that there is more to her generation then just “turning up”. Shying away from the more mainstream sounds of Heartbreak Gang slaps and Kehlani’s love serenades, BxRod implements a more underground sound that pays tribute to old jazz and boom bap beats.
Growing up in an environment that encouraged the arts, BxRod has been heavily involved with many different types of music. It was not until 8th grade when she read the Tao of Wu, that she discovered one of her passions; hip hop. The book changed her whole perspective on music and life, encouraging her to dive further into the world of hip hop and its culture. Despite only starting to create her own music recently, it was through this curiosity and genuine love of music that unknowingly helped birth her unique sound today.
Always singing and performing but never attempting to write her own music, she decided to create a Soundcloud as an experiment to see if pursuing this path was something she wanted. With only a laptop and an iPhone she recorded a cover of Houstatlantavegas by Drake and penned her own original song called At Night (prod. Tunnel No5).
These posts received quick positive feedback from peers and strangers, which further encouraged her to create more. Since then she has met and been able to collaborate with other talented artists such as Bay Area’s own producer 7th Soul (Flux Roses, Peaches&Strwbs, Mellowlights) , and Denmark’s Dawy Deville (Summertime Blues). One song has caught the eyes of many, So What’s Your Vibe (prod. Made in M), where she pairs her Ella-like scats and sing song type rap influence with New York spitter SmooVth.
Currently studying in college down in Southern California, BxRod is balancing music with school. She currently is working on some collaboration with other artists and plans to start working on her debut mixtape in December. From this mixtape you will be reintroduced to BxRod and really begin to discover who she is.
Until then she encourages everyone to take a moment to think of the question “If you were told you had a year to live, what would you do?” She then encourages you to take a piece of pen and paper and write all these things down. Look at the list. Now realize you do not have to be dying to do any of these things. Keep this list and cross what you achieve off (maybe add some more too). She’s crossing one off right now.
Check out her SoundCloud here