Kicking off what promises to be an unforgettable and undeniable chapter, underground rap phenomenon and Sacramento native X-Raided unleashes a new single and music video entitled “Stratus Fear” [feat. Tech N9ne] today via Strange Music.

Most importantly, it paves the way for the arrival of his forthcoming, Strange Music debut album, A Prayer In Hell, out May 5, 2023.

The track hinges on a precise bass line and thick beat as Tech tears through signature staccato verses laced with cosmic observations such as, “They fear the ascension of the lyricist, so when we go up, they stay down.” Meanwhile, X-Raided counters with a jagged and jarring flow of his own punctuated by proclamations such as “Wake up, wake up, time to make bucks” and “I’m original.” Both MCs embody the latter fully! The accompanying visual finds this dynamic duo up in the clouds and clad in white as lightning surges around them electrified further by their verbal acrobatics.

About “Stratus Fear,” X-Raided comments:

“I didn’t want to box myself in and just talk about all of the time I spent incarcerated, because just a very small group of people have been lifers. So, the music reflects my current circumstances, which is where ‘Stratus Fear’ comes into play. I’m an artist signed to Strange Music. I view myself as an incredible rapper, and one of the greatest rappers of all time, Tech, considers me that. I’m proud, I’m here, and I’m not playing. We’re going to make some real music, and that’s what ‘Stratus Fear’ represents.”

Artwork for the single “Stratus Fear” by X-Raided ft. Tech N9ne

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