The Finnish-Canadian rapper has been called the “white girl tech N9ne”, the “female Eminem” and she is one of the hottest prospects in music right now. She is a Rap Tank. On her new Royce da 5’9 assisted song, Drowning, J.Irja shows that superstardom for her is imminent.
On Drowning, she shows her ability to both sing and rap. “Why, I wonder why do I cry?” she sings on the chorus. She then goes on to show off her rapping skills and lyrical prowess on her first verse. “… I been sober for a minute but I need a drink… trust no one, and I run from love ‘cause of everything they did to me, seclude myself and abuse myself mentally with my PTSD…” There is a lot to unpack from this song, but one thing is clear, J.Irja does not make music for mainstream appeal. Her music is a reflection of things she’s seen and/or things she’s been through. She is sincere and unapologetic in her music, something we’ve been missing in contemporary music for the most part.
Drowning is the first song (part) off J.Irja’s trilogy “3 Stages of Grief”, which is a chronicle of her journey through depression from the tragedy that befell her losing 3 of her family members, along with her mentor, and baby daddy all in three months. She is a fighter, she is a survivor, and she is a mental health advocate.
She has been through a lot in life, and she is a real definition of perseverance. Coming from a poor family, getting severe head injuries twice, selling drugs, being an exotic dancer, surviving an abusive relationship, she has been through a lifetime of struggle and she uses her music to push forward and help others through their pain by sharing her own. The single Drowning is available on Spotify and you can listen to it below You can find J. Irja the Sexy Psycho on her social handles below