LEX the Lexicon Artist makes high-energy ego rap.
LEX the Lexicon Artist is the rap project of Taipei-raised, Oakland-based entertainer Alex Sun Liu. A weird Asian nerd-turned-marketer-turned-rapper, LEX enjoys running and jumping around maniacally on stage while surgically administering rapid-fire rhymes about specs, sales, psychology, self-hatred, and her gigantic Raging Ego.
LEX performs regularly within and beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. She has rapped at Emerald City Comic Con, MAGWest, PAXWest, SXSW, and other shows and conventions across the country. She most recently completed a national tour with nerdcore rappers mc chris and int80 of Dual Core. For major ragers, LEX joins forces with Audie Reyes Jr., Chris Songco, Ben Visini, and Jay Kim to form LEX & The Con Artists, a rap-rock outfit of unrestrained energy and infinite dopeness.
LEX’s full-length debut album, “Raging Ego”, was released on June 6th, 2018 to critical acclaim.
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“Intense, confident, and a little bit weird…sends the clear message that Lex is a force to be reckoned with.” - Will Harrison, The Unheard Nerd
“As a performer, Lex commands the room and the stage with her band, smart rap, and an incomparable level of confidence.” - Joy Ng, Hip Hop x Asian America
“She shows great skill, great energy, and she’s very adventurous in tackling different styles of music across the track list. She also does a great job in letting us get to know her, showing us different sides of her personality as she moves from the really personal and tender to the funny and entertaining.” - Chi Chi Thalken, Scratched Vinyl
“Raging Ego rages in the best way possible, dipping into stories that feel simultaneously deeply personal, wholly relatable and uniquely LEX.” - Sara Hayden, Silk Knots Project
“LEX the Lexicon Artist is a hip hop artist & entertainer originally from Taipei, currently based in Oakland, CA. Her mix of intelligently comical, nerdy flows, and genuine storytelling skills make her such a unique character in the hip hop space.” - Jehzan Exclusive, OTDHipHop
"LEX is in her own lane with Raging Ego. Even if you aren’t a fan of Nerdcore Hip-Hop, this album will have replay value for listeners across all spectrums. It’s creative and diverse and the Lexicon artist shows off her skill and versatility on the project with confidence." - Ambush Vin, Altwire
A Q&A with LEX and Music in SF Editor Louis Raphael.
“Raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Liu bills herself as a progressive rapper who plays on the "dominant narratives about rap, including hip-hop swagger, nerdy charisma and internet rapper antics."“ - Nathan Falstreau
"...there are those musicians you are not quite prepared for. The kind of musician that blows you away with a command for a live performance. The kind of musician that not only owns the mic, but the stage and the audience. Lex is that type of musician. Her music is great, her flow is excellent, and rhymes are on point." - Roberto Villegas
"...a body that was constantly in motion...jumped around stage and ran into the audience...used her lyrics to not only drop some hilarious punchlines and feature some really clever wordplay and complex flows." - Chi Chi Thalken