Written by Bryson "Boom" Paul
Young RJ has been keeping the Slum Village lineage alive with his stellar lyricism and familiar soulful music. Continue to keep the popularity going as a solo artist, he preps a great new album in the new single and video, titled, “Pray”.
Featuring new sensations Mega Ran and Abstract Orchestra, RJ plays producer and star as he drives home his message of bringing back that old feeling and living on the righteous path. 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.
“Pray” is the lead single to RJ and Ran’s debut collaboration project, 2HandsUp. Ran is poised to work with the Detroit star and, together, the two humble emcees hope to push their message farther than it has ever gone before.
“I’m just so proud of this project with Young RJ,” says Mega Ran on working with 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.”
Young RJ on making 2HandsUp:
“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!”
2HandsUp due out March 2020.
Watch “Pray” now below.