Energetic and innovative, Pittsburgh’s very own hip-hop sensation, Lexa Terrestrial, is back with a resounding bang, dropping her latest single “X Files.” This gravity-defying track propels listeners on a mesmerizing journey through uncharted territories of music, firmly establishing Lexa Terrestrial as a visionary artist at the forefront of the industry. With a dynamic blend of rapid-fire rapping skills and a distinct fashion sense, Lexa Terrestrial has captivated audiences and made an indelible mark on the music scene, earning her a spot in XXL’s Freshman Issue.
At the heart of Lexa Terrestrial’s music is a seamless fusion of diverse genres, showcasing her remarkable versatility. From trap and grunge to ‘90s R&B, lo-fi raps, melodies, and even elements of metal, she fearlessly breaks down genre boundaries to create a sound that’s uniquely her own. This artistic fearlessness is evident in her collaborations and performances alongside some of hip-hop’s giants, including Hopsin, Taylor Gang (Wiz Khalifa), Bone Thugs, Rittz, Logic & Jarren Benton, DreamDoll, Dizzy Wright, OMENXIII, as well as unexpected ventures into the pop and rock realm with artists like Jeffree Star, The Millionaires, Freezepop, September Mourning, and even DJs like mashup virtuoso Girltalk. Moreover, Lexa’s magnetic stage presence has not only secured her a devoted fanbase but has also landed her on illustrious stages such as Anime Conventions, Art Basel, and SXSW.
Lexa Terrestrial’s journey to the top has been marked by resilience in the face of adversity. Five years ago, she was confronted with a rare breathing condition that threatened her life, an obstacle she overcame with unwavering determination. Through her music, Lexa shared her personal struggles, creating a connection with her listeners that transcends the confines of everyday experiences. Her artistic expression turned pain into power, resonating deeply with fans who found solace and inspiration in her story.
Her latest creation, “X Files,” delves into the enigmatic and captivating concept of extraterrestrial life. Through her thought-provoking lyrics, Lexa Terrestrial invites her audience to ponder the existence of life beyond our earthly boundaries. She provocatively challenges, “We question if other life is out there… It is… It’s not even just out there, it’s here.” With this single, she ingeniously weaves two metaphors together, portraying herself as an extraterrestrial being and also expressing her conviction that her people will return to guide humanity away from its impending downfall.
In a world where conformity often overshadows creativity, Lexa Terrestrial remains a beacon of individuality and innovation. Her music transcends traditional categories, and her story transcends the struggles she’s faced. With every beat, every lyric, and every performance, she pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the music industry, inviting listeners to join her in a cosmic exploration of sound and self. As she continues to evolve and surprise us with her artistic ventures, there’s no doubt that Lexa Terrestrial will keep us hooked with her magnetic energy and unparalleled ingenuity.
Speaking about the inspiration behind “X Files”, Lexa says, “I had vicious lyrics scattered throughout my rap book. A producer from overseas named Macbeats999 contacted me and sent me a bunch of beats. By the grace of God, he had sampled The X-Files and turned it into a dark, sexy trap beat, which fit the style I was going for perfectly. At this point in my career, I was dabbling with my love for hardcore, choppers, impossibly fast raps and also my different, unique vocal abilities. It was like fate.”
Embracing her individuality and defying stereotypes, Lexa Terrestrial adds, “Often taken back by my size and appearance, I wanted people to be like, ‘Who is this girl?’ Or question if it even is one. The song, its impressively low registers and bass all hit so well and will make your car and bones vibrate. I want to make those that need it feel like a badass when they listen to it.”
“X Files” is more than just a song; it’s a testament to Lexa Terrestrial’s resilience, creativity and unwavering belief in herself and her craft. Her music aims to inspire, uplift and captivate audiences, instilling a sense of empowerment and wonder within listeners. Join Lexa Terrestrial on her intergalactic journey, and experience the powerful energy of “X Files”. The track is available to buy/stream now on all platforms.