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Young and motivated, aspiring female rapper LEXcann of New Orleans, Louisiana, is making her voice known in the southern United States. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, LEXcann had big business potentials since she was born in 1993.
"Ever since I was young, I knew I would work for myself and own my own business. Little did I know that my business would be in the music industry, but it's just crazy how God makes everything fall into place sometimes."
LEXcann's interest and talent in music was discovered when she picked up the drumsticks in fifth grade. From rock to rap, she had an "ear" for music and could replicate just about any beat that she heard. By her early teens, she was recording her own raps to Lil Boosie instrumentals with her younger brother.
"You win some, you lose some, but you learn... ALWAYS."
At thirteen, her life took a major turn when her parents split, affecting her negatively. LEX became uncontrollable. After getting arrested and kicked out of high school, the sixteen year old was sent to boarding school where she graduated in 2010. She continued to college at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette for a Business/Marketing degree, where she started writing and recording again during her free time. On her nineteenth birthday, she booked her first show at her cousin’s club, The Venue, in New Orleans. Realizing that this is what she lives for, LEX was determined to make music her career.
"It's Amazing to watch my songs start with a simple rhythm and build into a complete record."
After three semesters and a 3.8 GPA under her belt, LEXcann dropped out of college to pursue her music career and moved back home to New Orleans, where she met her mentor, Raj Smoove. "I went straight from my MacBook to the Pros" said LEXcann when explaining that Raj Smoove's studio was the first studio that she ever recorded in. Inspired by Smoove's skills in creating music, LEXcann learned a great deal about the music making process in a short period of time. LEXcann and Raj Smoove have produced and recorded a variety of singles, which will be available on iTunes in the near future. Aside from making music, LEXcann opened her own business and created her own brand lextacy™. In the midst of using her lextacy™ collection to fund the production of her music, her Trademark has become an iconic logo in the south.
LEXcann has now worked with various local artists and producers. In September of 2013, after working with Base Camp Studios of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she dropped her first mixtape, DOWN TO EARTH, Hosted by DJ Raj Smoove. DOWN TO EARTH features appearances by Atlantic Records' recording artist, Kevin Gates and BWA's recording artist Percy Keith, and more. While making numerous opening act appearances for several artists, including Too $hort, Juvenile, Dee 1, and Kevin Gates, LEX cann continues to focus on creating new music.
Her single, "Bottom of the Map," released on iTunes in 2014, is the first song to be presented by her newly incorporated record label, Apothecary Records. Pushing her label forward, LEXcann has been working closely with New Orleans' rapper,12 Gauge Shotty, and has plans to sign him onto her lable. As she continues to expand her opportunities, the young artist will headline a statewide tour throughout Louisiana, kicking it off at Hangar 13 in New Orleans on February 21, 2014. With many learned experiences throughout her accomplishments, LEXcann is ready to make her difference in the world.