While Demahjiae might seem like an unlikely candidate, the East Oakland native is determined to be one of the next great exports the Bay Area has to offer. Although Demahjiae is a skilled rapper and producer, the multi-faceted artist acts like a composer on his latest offering. On And, Such Is Life, Demahjiae gracefully weaves unique samples and airy vocals to create an ecosystem of texture-rich production and wistful raps that is sure to please soon-to-be fans. If that isn’t enough to make you a fan, maybe features from the likes of Navy Blue, Pink Siifu, and Zeroh is enough to convince you. You can find his nimble production and emotive raps on his debut full-length project, And, Such Is Life, and Ovrkast.’s Try Again.