LEX the Lexicon Artist makes weird smart rap with a focus on intelligent comedy.
LEX the Lexicon Artist is Taiwanese third-culture kid, UC Berkeley graduate, and Oakland-based entertainer Alex Sun Liu. Inspired by weird internet rappers, the Lexicon Artist draws on the rising brand of smart comedy rap. She combines bizarrely funny storytelling, complex rhyme schemes, personal lyrics, and sharp-witted commentary to deliver the unique perspective of a millennial Asian transplant living in the Bay. LEX's style rolls together such diverse sources as early 2000’s hip-hop hot shots, viral pop sensations, heavy/nu-metal, and internet rapper antics - all to tell the most irreverent stories possible.
LEX has performed at variety shows and festivals such as Tourettes Without Regrets and Eastlake Music Festival. She has opened for national acts in alternative rap and nerdcore hip-hop, including Ceschi, Substantial, Sammus, and MC Lars. She has also worked to elevate the Asian American community in the Bay Area and beyond, by organizing events such as the Asian American Party (APARTY) or performing at the Asian American Music Conference in San Francisco as a featured artist.