1REAZN

1REAZN

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandHip HopR&B

Biography

1REAZN - Lyricist, Vocalist, Producer, DJ

Lex Brown (born November 29, 1984), better known as 1Reazn, is an American song writer, hip hop recording artist and producer. He is also the founder and director of Trend Dodger Music Group (a publishing imprint affiliated through BMI). 1Reazn was raised mainly in the southeast section of Atlanta, Georgia, although he spent small portions of his childhood in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Killeen, Texas and Austin, Texas. He has two years of experience with Clear Channel Broadcasting as an On-Air Talent and Board Operator of the Programming Department. For an entire year 1Reazn hosted his own live radio show in Panama City, Florida on WEBZ 99.3 the Beat (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays), and is now on leave of absence from the radio gig due to being stationed in South Korea recently on military orders. He has performed live on stage in numerous venues, including the Rialto Theater in Atlanta and as an opening act for Rick Ross at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City, Florida back in 2007.

In June of 2010 1Reazn released an EP entitled “Synopsis”, made available on www.datpiff.com. Many listeners have expressed love and appreciation for his work, and continue to listen to and download the projects that he releases to the public. In August 2010 he dropped his first “official” debut solo LP, entitled “E.F. Hutton”.

Raised by his mother in Atlanta, 1Reazn’s neighborhood (Decatur/Lithonia/Stone Mountain) would provide much of the sights and experiences that would come to shape his sound. He began writing poetry and song lyrics at the age of 11. Thanks to his mother’s passion for music and international culture, he was instantly hooked, appreciating different sounds and styles. From there he delved deep into the music of hip hop luminaries including 2Pac, Nas, OutKast, Goodie Mobb, and The Roots, taking from them a love for story telling with an unbridled rigor. Seizing every opportunity to write, 1Reazn found himself with composition notebooks full of rhymes but no beats of his own to lay them on. Determined to create original songs, he got involved with the Media Arts classes offered at his high school. Through the arts program he met several other aspiring artists and musicians. Together they launched their first business venture, New Raw Breed Entertainment. For two years they recorded and performed as much as possible, helping each other hone their crafts. Eventually, as they entered young adulthood, some grew in separate directions. So they dissolved the partnership and moved forward, though keeping their personal ties strong. One of 1Reazn’s good friends and business partners from that start-up venture is Jeron Ward of Royal Flush Entertainment (a grammy-nominated producer who puts in time at Stankonia Studios and co-produced Big Boi of Outkast’s single “Royal Flush” in 2009).

Feeling the need to be heard, 1Reazn is using college and the military as a tool to chase his dreams. He attended Georgia State University on the HOPE scholarship, choosing to remain in his hometown of Atlanta before deciding to enlist in the U.S. Air Force and take his dreams international. “Not to sound morbid, but I’d die before I’d forfeit // these billion-dollar dreams // prophesizing bout that profit // visualize prosperity and watch it manifest // chase the cheese, in this rat race // procedure of success . . ,” he vehemently spits over the N.I.P. produced track “Proclamation.”

With such a diverse train of thought and expression, 1Reazn is poised to wake up a dormant industry and cement his name in this game. But more than that, with his debut studio album currently in production, he hopes to change the tide of current rap music, swaying it in a more insightful, meaningful and passionate direction.

Discography

Play My Sh*t, vol. 1 (2007 mixtape)

Affinity for M-C-N (2007 EP

FuK Wut Ya Heard, This That Sh*t (2008 mixtape)

Synopsis (2010 EP)

E.F. Hutton (2010 digital album released via CDBaby)