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Xpression

Xpression aka Xpression The MC (born Juan Carlos Fajardo Jr. on 9/19/92) is a rapper, designer, and author from Indio, California—home of the iconic Coachella Valley Music Festival. While his early music interests had theological roots in and out of Bible study, he routinely explores the darker side of lyricism in the modern day, having earned nicknames such as “The Mexican Eminem” and the “Hannibal Lecter of Hip-Hop.” This formative dichotomy is instrumental to his sound, style, image, and message.

After garnering the attention of Ruthless Records co-founder Jerry Heller in 2016, Xpression connected with Grammy-nominated producer Ronnie King; just before Heller’s passing at the age of 75. This pivotal moment led to the creation of “What You Want” (Ft. Mellow Man Ace) and “To The Top” (Ft. Kxng Crooked), with additional production by Bebo Beats, one of Xpression’s childhood friends and frequent collaborators. Other key tracks followed, including “Hiphop Ain’t Dead,” “Every Life Matters,” “Enigma,” “Eyes Wide Shut” (Ft. Chino XL), “187” (Ft. Cassidy), and many more. For his efforts, X was voted the “Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist” at the 8th Annual Coachella Valley Music Awards.

All Episodes

Podcast episode with Ronnie King, Peter Dante, Xpression, Jesse Wright, and friends. Behind the scenes making of "Chateau Relax The Anthem"

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Nov 29

32 min 43 sec

An In-Depth analysis of this ancient cultural tradition.

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Oct 27

1 hr 26 min