Rahjul Jxlee — Sculpted by predecessors, molded by storytelling

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Rahjul is a musical artist and songwriter from Philadelphia. He’s a musician who tries to cross a lot of genres. He’s interested in lot of sounds from 80’s and rock, to more experimental and psychedelic. It’s important to note that he doesn’t just sing to be heard, but to be seen. He’s an entertainer at heart. Visual aesthetics, stage presence, themes and storylines are the core of his music. Music just helps him tell his story. Gender fluidity is also a central part of who he is as an artist and not fitting into a specific mold enhances his storytelling through sound.

What makes you different?

I don’t set out to be different from anyone in the industry. I let the influences of my musical peers run right through me and I try to absorb all of it, then I see what sticks. That’s my music.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I’ll still be making music, because it’s what I love. A Grammy would be nice, too.

What type legacy do you want to leave behind?

I aspire for a legacy of freedom, expression and positivity. I want people to walk in this world unapologetically as their authentic selves. I want my music to be a part of that journey. Specifically, I want to uplift children in urban communities and help fund better educational institutions for them. I want to give children hope because with mindset, I know they can achieve

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Chris Collins is an American multimedia journalist from Los Angelas, California

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