REX MAC is an Asian American, Boston based hip hop musician, organizer, and journalist. Since 2012, Rex has built a discography of entirely self-produced projects.
His latest album, ABLOOM, is available now and his true magnum opus. It is a dense, thoughtful ode to mental health in flux - successfully unpacking themes from overcoming loneliness ("How To Be Alone"), to unlocking self-potential (“The World Is Not Enough”), and finding closure in relationships (“All My Love”). Sonically, ABLOOM is an amorphous production that manages to blend hip hop subgenres seamlessly - from 90s era west coast G Funk, to Yeezus-esque industrial minimalism, to trap. It has received recent glowing review from Boston media platforms including Verge Campus, Allston Pudding, Millennial Noise, Mmmmaven, and Boston Hassle.
Beyond his work as an independent musician, Rex is a contributing writer for Boston A&E websites, Boston Hassle & Know Your Scene. He also served as host and organizer of the monthly hip hop showcase, Sonic Bloom, at Cambridge's Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery from 2016-2017.
Ultimately, Rex Mac is a monk - Boston's quietest renaissance man. But he's an act destined to blossom on a national front at any moment.
REX MAC TALKS DEPRESSION, SELF-LOVE & ABLOOM
Published October 4, 2017 by Allston Pudding
Written by: Cliff Notez
REX MAC: ABLOOM, LIVE PERFORMANCES, AND OTHER PROJECTS
Published June 13, 2017 by Mmmmaven
Written by: Mitchell Appell
AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST REX MAC
Published: November 4, 2017 by Boston Hassle
Written by: Chris Hughes
2 The World Is Not Enough
3 East Meets West feat. Rowlan
5 Ambition feat. Colly C
6 That Ain't Me / Devils on Devils
7 How To Be Alone / Absinthe
8 All My Love
10 One Hundo