Azjah (pronounced Asia) hails from one of the most legendary cities in America — especially when talking about hip hop culture — Compton, CA. Dubbed the “Princess of Compton,” Azjah’s roots in the city run deep.
Azjah describes her sound as ‘Pain Music,’ because through the emotion in her voice she makes the listener feel her lyrics and brings what she’s saying to life. Her diverse list of musical influences include Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, Lil Durk, Dej Loaf, Teena Marie, and her favorite song — “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt.
Breakout single “Time for It” grew buzz within the city and beyond, building over 1.5 million streams and capturing the attention of Power 106, LA Weekly, Complex, and Hypebeast. Azjah’s follow up album is set to drop spring 2020, showcasing Azjah's lyrical chops and featuring artists from her own hometown.
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