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Underground Rap Icon X-Raided Unleashes New Single “No Conversations” Feat. Ellis Prescott

(March 22, 2024) Back with more heat, underground rap phenomenon and Sacramento native X-Raided serves up a new single entitled “No Conversations” featuring Ellis Prescott out now via Strange Music. Stream “No Conversations” HERE.

Anchored by a thick bass line, head-nodding beat, and transfixing synth loop, the track flaunts X-Raided’s elite and otherworldly lyricism. His brash cadence hits hard as he warns, “I’m giving ‘em no conversations, while Seattle singer and songwriter Ellis Prescott laces the song with an ethereal and entrancing melody. The momentum culminates on the chant, “That was then, this is now, we gonna win, this is how.

About the song, X-Raided remarked, "I came across a quote that resonated with me. It said, 'If your phone doesn't ring when you're struggling, don't pick it up when you're winning.' As I've progressed through my life, culminating with signing to Strange Music, I've noticed that a lot of fair-weather friends popped back up with unsolicited input and unstated desires that weren't being communicated prior to a few milestones that I reached publicly. People who I'd tried to help or who I’d shared my vision with and thought I was wrong were super gung-ho to participate in my journey all of a sudden. It's flattering at first. So, you don't notice yourself allowing them access to you until one day you look up and there are all these people celebrating victories that they didn't help you achieve. I like to say that they don't show up for the games in the rain and mud. but they want to stand next to you popping champagne and taking pictures when the confetti's falling.” 

He admits, “It made me sad for a while until I realized that it was necessary to be less accessible. I've heard it said that 'everyone can't go,' and that's something I've had to accept lately. I have plenty of positive relationships to focus on with my family, my business partners and industry contacts, my teammates and the fans. Outside of that, I'm having ‘No Conversations’."

It lands in the wake of the fan favorite “The Sunken Place.” The latter has racked up just shy of 100K YouTube views on the music video. Meanwhile, the song landed looks from Music Existence, Underground Hip Hop Blog, and Hip Hop Over Everything, among others.

Right now, he’s preparing more music for release soon! No more conversations, he’s putting in work…

Most recently, X-Raided shined on “Knock” from Tech N9ne’s BLISS alongside an a-list cohort, including Conway The Machine and Joyner Lucas. Last year, he made a long-awaited return with his Strange Music debut album, A Prayer In Hell. Taking flight, the single “Stratus Fear” [with Tech N9ne] gathered 1.8 million Spotify streams and 414K YouTube views on the cinematic music video. Meanwhile, he landed major looks from the likes of New York PostHunnypot, and TMZ, among others. The latter professed, “X-Raided wants his experiences to steer past, current and future inmates in a better direction.” Plus,  V13 welcomed him as its cover star in an extensive story as well.

Get ready for X-Raided’s next era!



Following a first-degree murder charge as a juvenile, X-Raided spent 26 years, 5 months, and 26 days behind bars. The Board of Parole deemed him worthy of reentry into society in May 2018, and he has made the most of his time as a free man. Not only did he release music at a prolific pace and appear on Tech N9ne’s chart-busting album ASIN9NE, but he notably completed a series of reentry programs, including the Dream Center and Hope For Prisoners. His mission to decrease recidivism and increase restorative justice has garnered the attention and praise from various governors, senators, members of U.S. congress, and law enforcement.


Stay tuned for more from X-Raided soon!


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