Dublin rapper Rejjie Snow has been making noise for years with a series of excellent mixtapes and EPs dating back to 2013. Now, finally, he's getting ready to drop his debut album, Dear Annie on February 16.
Rolling the project out in three parts, Snow treats us to the album's first four songs today with Dear Annie Part 1. Opening with a bouncy Kaytranada-produced intro track featuring Aminé, the EP mixes Snow's laid back raps on jazzy tracks like "The Rain" with sunnier, melodic cuts like "23." Hinting that the full album will keep us on our toes in a similar way, Snow told The FADER, "My album has lots of different feelings: I wanted it to feel like you’re slowing dying and losing your mind throughout."
Signed with 300 Entertainment alongside acts like Migos and Young Thug and finally preparing to drop his first full-length album, Snow admits to Complex, "I’m nervous about releasing it, but I think I’m about ready now." We are too. Dive into part one below.
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