Intense, confident, and a little bit weird…multiply that by ten to imagine her live show.
- Will Harrison, The Unheard Nerd
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.
press, reviews, interviews
“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
“Producer Dave, Media Wench, and Chip Deville talk MAGWest with Gene, LEX, and Jessica.”
“V and LEX speak on her upcoming tours, previous shows, how they met, and of course.... anime because she loves that shit!”
“Kent and LEX briefly talk about her origins, representing women in her raps, her upcoming tour with mc chris and Dual Core, and her latest album Raging Ego. LEX has risen quickly to the top of nerdcore in a such a short time. What are her secrets to success? We talk all about that too.”
“Lex discusses her early exposure to rap in Taiwan and who her early influences were. With Matt, they discuss her visit to NYC, what it was like to perform at SXSW 2018, and chat about the connectivity of social media and how it’s helped her reach more people more quickly and directly.”
“Join MC117 and ProjektZero in Ironic Commando Nerdcore Music Reviews as we dive into the brand new debut from nerdcore darling LEX the Lexicon Artist, Raging Ego. Nine originals and two remixes make up this diverse and confident release.”
“Lex herself joined us for what was truly a fantastic fun night for all to celebrate her new album.”
“Oakland-based rapper Lex the Lexicon Artist drops by Studio #6C to dish on her new full-length album Raging Ego and walk us through the impressive musical history that led her to becoming 2018’s hottest new nerdcore act.”
“Join in as Oaktown’s very own Lex The Lexicon Artist joins in to speak on her upcoming debut FULL-LENGTH album Raging Ego and all kinds of other cool things!”
“Switch talks with Lex The Lexicon Artist to discuss her brand new album ‘Raging Ego,’ and things get kinda real.”