Welcome to another edition of Po Politickin. In this episode, we politick with Los Angeles rapper Rahccy.
Rooted in the Los Angeles’ community of Watts, Rahccy is that flower determined to bloom between the cracks of concrete. Her childhood home stands on the very corner where the historical and brutal riots tore apart the city in 1965. Alchemizing an inimitable brand of hip hop, neo soul and gospel and delivering gold, one can hear the pathos of street survival in every lingering beat. With “Miss Jill On 108th” Rahccy’s old soul sentiment beams bright as she pays homage to the many older, faceless women in the community who are encountered only briefly but leave a lasting spell. Rahccy holds the torch for those who can’t.
Singing in church since the age of eight, Rahccy’s talent garnered her initial recognition in high school when she teamed up with fellow student Rob “Galli” Salazar and won their high school competition “Bringin’ Down the House” performing at the legendary House Of Blues in Los Angeles. The duo’s bond continued and they were featured in a short documentary called “South Of Stars” by KPCC, which still garners views online. After surviving a near fatal car crash in 2015, her life shifted dramatically as she healed and returned back to the studio with a vengeance.
Cites her producer Dwayne “Muffla” Simon, “With a string of multi-platinum hits from my work with LL Cool J to name just a few, I thought my music days were over. The music scene has changed so much and no one was lighting a fire for me. Then I heard Rahccy and I knew I had to come out of retirement. She has that rare quality that artist possess when they are bigger than themselves. Rahccy has that ‘it’ quality that legends are made of. As a producer, I’m more than excited because I know she is going to blaze hip hop with her passion.”