Los Angeles, California, USA
SoloHip HopSpoken Word

"I speak the bottom of my heart from the top of my lungs"


Los Angeles-born, Armenian-American rapper R-Mean is bringing word of his mountainous ancestral republic to one of our biggest cultural expressions of all: hip-hop. As the first rapper of Armenian descent to achieve his level of international and national acclaim, R-Mean is heading towards the ranks of his fellow Armenian icons System Of A Down and Kim Kardashian. His multi-cultural background and extensive fan base has afforded him multiple opportunities to perform around the world including Canada, Europe, and all over the United States. With a flow reminiscent of Nas and Eminem, influenced by his diverse upbringing, always staying true to real Hip-Hop, R-Mean breaks international barriers through his music like no other artist.


Born in Los Angeles, he was raised in Amsterdam by a single mother, after losing his father to an ill-timed death due to medical malpractice. Growing up he faced the dark challenges and oppression posed to minorities.  Using college as a means of moving to California to pursue his musical dreams, he graduated from UCLA and went on to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Loma Linda University. During his schooling he continued recording and developing himself as artist.


R-Mean’s lyrical prowess and melodious flow has amounted to national recognition, famous friends and critical acclaim. Armed with a strong and loyal fan base that never fails to show how much his music touches people's lives. He is honored to have received fan mail with heart felt testimonials and pictures of people bearing tattoos of his name and lyrics. He has been featured as the opening act for Nas, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony and most recently Method Man and headlined sold out concerts at notable venues like the House of Blues Sunset, Troubadour and the Mayan LA. His most notable live radio and TV accomplishments include appearances on MTV’s “Rapfix” with Mobb Deep (2012) and "Rapfix" year end cypher (2014), freestyling on the world famous “Wake Up Show” on Power 106 and Shade 45, and numerous appearances on “Sway in the Morning” on Shade45. His music video "Lost Angels" featuring multi-platinum artist The Game debut on MTV Jams in Nov 2013 and his highly anticipated mix-tape "Far from Heaven" (iTunes) dropped in Nov 2013. His song  Open Wounds dedicated to the Armenian Genocide  lead to the formation of Open Wounds 1915, an organization that spreads awareness through hip-hop and social media. In Jan 2015 R-Mean will release his most ambitious album to date, 7 Deadly Sins, on Pentagon Records. A Kickstarter campaign to promote and pre-order the album will be launched mid September 2014.    


Broken Water on iTunes

Jackin for Beats

Risin Son - on iTunes and Pandora

Nah Mean Mixtape Vol 1. on iTunes and Pandora

The Infection Mixtape Vol. 2 on HotNewHipHop

Lost Angels (ft. The Game) (Single) on iTunes

Talkin To You (ft. Joe Budden) (Single) on iTunes

Far From Heaven Mixtape (Datpiff.com)

Set List

1. Five Fingers feat. French Damato
2. Not A Day Goes By feat. French Damato
3. Hate Me
4. Accapella
5. Opposite Of Silence feat. French Damato
6. How U Want It feat. Romeo
7. Crocodile Tearz
8. Lost Angels feat. The Game
9. Pretty Round Round feat. Romeo
9. Still Risin
10. Nothing Left to Lose feat. French Damato