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Vijay Raju

Vijay Raju

Vijay Raju


Vijay Raju is an up and coming hip hop artist from Atlanta. His sounds are similar to a mixture between Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West. He focuses on complex lyrical content and a positive message in contrast to much of present day hip hop. He constantly strives for perfection and is always seeking out new and experimental outlets for his message. He has been featured on Comcast Channel 24's NeoSoul, Georgia State Radio 88.5, WUOG (UGA Radio). He has performed at major Atlanta clubs LiFE, Sabor Lounge, Mariachi Live Open Mic (Hosted by Hot 107. Read more on Last.fm
Vijay Raju is an up and coming hip hop artist from Atlanta. His sounds are similar to a mixture between Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West. He focuses on complex lyrical content and a positive message in contrast to much of present day hip hop. He constantly strives for perfection and is always seeking out new and experimental outlets for his message.

He has been featured on Comcast Channel 24's NeoSoul, Georgia State Radio 88.5, WUOG (UGA Radio). He has performed at major Atlanta clubs LiFE, Sabor Lounge, Mariachi Live Open Mic (Hosted by Hot 107.9) and has been played at major Atlanta clubs Mood Lounge, Club LiFE, Opera, Primal, Sabor Lounge, Pure as well as a multitude of smaller scale night spots by local DJ's. In addition to this he has a strong underground following spanning all social and economic demographics. He has recently finished working with producer The Art Teacher who has worked with Ludacris, Gage, DMX and most recently Dr.

Dre and Angie Stone. Vijay Raju was born in the summer of '86 to immigrant Indian parents in Chicago, IL. Throughout his early years, he moved frequently due to his parents work-related relocations. As a result, he was exposed to cultures from all regions of the country and learned to embrace them all as his own. At the age of 7 his family settled in Chapel Hill, NC where he would spend the next many years.

In Chapel Hill, he spent his time delving into his appreciation of the arts -- trying his hand at various instruments and lending his ear to numerous music genres. At the age of 13 he once again moved to a suburb in metro Atlanta. Throughout his high school education he was introduced fully to rap music which was growing at a rapid pace in the south. During this time, he developed a fondness for the poetics of the hip hop that surrounded him and embraced fully the Dirty South.

Although never delving into the art himself, he had a deep understanding of the elements that made it so captivating. Upon graduation from high school, he enrolled at the University of Georgia to continue his education, and as he learned more about the world, he learned more about the rhyme. His tastes spanned a great expanse of rap, ranging from the early 90's classics like Wu Tang, to the modern successes like Kanye West. This wide range of tastes has dramatically affected his flow and form , making him able to effectively span a large range of styles.

Currently he is still crafting infectious tunes for the masses of Atlanta and is witnessing a fast growing fanbase and moving ever closer to success. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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