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X-Raided Releases New Single and Video for "The Sunken Place"

(February 23, 2024) Flexing unparalleled verbal acumen once again, underground rap phenomenon and Sacramento native X-Raided unveils a brand new single and music video entitled “The Sunken Place” out now via Strange Music

Stream “The Sunken Place” HERE. Watch the music video HERE.

His storytelling and dynamic lyricism power up this arresting banger. Right out of the gate, he recounts how a romance unfurls between “a fan of underground rappers” and “one in particular who was locked up doing time.An ominous piano loop wraps around the track’s tense beat as X-Raided warns, “Guess sometimes you have to fail to learn a cautionary tale.” It culminates on a chant during the chorus, “He had to get up, get out, get out.

Life tests this particular love to a breaking point, but you’ll need to listen in order to find out what happens…

The visual energizes the story on-screen. It explores the ups and downs of the relationship in question, literally bringing the lyrics to life in vivid fashion. It concludes with a climactic moment of breaking free. 

“The Sunken Place” only sets the stage for more to come from X-Raided

Escape “The Sunken Place” with him.

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 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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