Hurdling through her 14-track project, Valifornia, you’ll spot heavyweights such as Snoop Dogg, Smoke DZA and Chevy Woods on respective songs. Quite an entrance to the game, considering she forayed into Hip-Hop as a teenage girl and already amassed cosigns from such rap notables.
But what’s got the people talking? A flair for tongue tactics. Raven may appear to be your average Jane Doe, but she’s got a nice little knack for quick couplets that glide over heavy snares and pounding drums. Plus, she’s got an ill story of trials and tribulations that could benefit fans if it were fully fleshed out on wax.
Simply put, when it comes to Raven, the old adage rings true: never judge a book by its cover.
Raven’s debut mixtape hit shelves back in August and she’s since made her way around the West Coast scene. Keep your eyes peeled for more as you get familiar.
Who: Raven Felix is a burgeoning spitter hailing from San Fernando Valley, California. She released her debut mixtape, Valifornia, back in mid-August.
Credentials: Since her debut, Raven’s made her way around the West Coast scene and amassed major cosigns from Snoop Dogg, Too $hort and the like. She recently performed alongside YG, Nipsey Hussle and Audio Push at the adidas/Respect The West show in Los Angeles.
Fun Fact: Raven dropped out of high school at 16, and she is probably the only person that will ever list Bradley Nowell from Sublime in her top five (dead or alive).
Photo: Adrian Ojerio