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 has moved hundreds of Bay Area music fans with her high-energy comedy rap, 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 Oakland native 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.
"Throughout [LEX Is More], her lyrics are laced with an SAT-approved vocabulary that challenges the listener to keep up with LEX’s swift wit. Not only do LEX’s songs make you think, her lyrics are bound to make you laugh out loud." - Emily Gao, The Yellow Ranger
"Lex is the love child of Lil Dicky, Lonely Island and Rich Chigga. She's hilarious, witty, and her flow is flawless." - Drew Meagher, Mugatunes
"...she is a raw performer that has bars[...] Nerdcore does not discriminate on its audience or the artist themselves. Because like LEX points out in some of her material, [nerds] are among misfitted youth[...]" - Marjorie Bartolome, Yellow Cake Radio
"...sharply witted and confessional lyrics." - Alexi Belchere, Balanced Breakfast Blog
"...demonstrate[s] just how diverse Asian American voices can be with their divergent styles of rap." - Joanna Ladd, 48hills
"Sun-Liu still sees the lack of representation [in Asian American musicians], especially in genres like hip-hop[...]" - Takuma Okada, AsAmNews
Watsky, Eminem, Tonedeff, K.Flay, Lil Dicky, Awkwafina, Schaffer the Darklord, The Lonely Island, Kesha, Beardyman, PSY, Lady Gaga, Daveed Diggs & the Getback, Pink Guy, Linkin Park, Bo Burnham, Avenged Sevenfold & more