LEX the Lexicon Artist makes high-energy nerdy ego rap.
LEX the Lexicon Artist is Taipei-raised, Oakland-based entertainer Alex Sun Liu. Inspired by off-the-wall internet rappers, LEX combines frank storytelling, sharp commentary, and a comically huge ego to deliver the unique perspective of a weird Asian nerd in America. LEX invokes early 2000’s hip-hop swagger, nerdy charisma, viral pop sensibility, internet rapper antics, and unrestrained live show energy - all to tell the most irreverent stories possible.
LEX has performed at variety shows, festivals, and conventions such as Oakland's Tourettes Without Regrets and Eastlake Music Festival, San Francisco's United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF), Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con, and Austin's Nerdcore Dayz showcases at SXSW. She has opened for national acts in nerdcore hip-hop and alternative rap, including mc chris, Mega Ran, MC Lars, Ceschi, and Sammus. She has also worked to elevate the Asian American community in the Bay Area and beyond, by organizing Asian-American hip-hop focused concerts and performing at the Asian American Music Conference in San Francisco as a featured artist.