X-Raided & Tech N9ne Elevate To A New “Stratus Fear” On New Song & Video


Kicking off what promises to be an unforgettable and undeniable chapter, underground rap phenomenon and Sacramento native X-Raided unleashes a new single and music video entitled “Stratus Fear” [feat. Tech N9ne] out via Strange Music.

Most importantly, it paves the way for the arrival of his forthcoming, Strange Music debut album, A Prayer In Hell, out May 5, 2023.

“Stratus Fear” was just added to 2 popular music playlists, Rap Heavy Hitters on Apple Music and Alternative Hip-Hopon TIDAL. The track hinges on a precise bass line and thick beat as Tech tears through signature staccato verses laced with cosmic observations such as, “They fear the ascension of the lyricist, so when we go up, they stay down.” Meanwhile, X-Raidedcounters with a jagged and jarring flow of his own punctuated by proclamations such as “Wake up, wake up, time to make bucks” and “I’m original.” Both MCs embody the latter fully! The accompanying visual finds this dynamic duo up in the clouds and clad in white as lightning surges around them electrified further by their verbal acrobatics.

They elevate together…

About “Stratus Fear,” X-Raidedcommented, “I didn’t want to box myself in and just talk about all of the time I spent incarcerated, because just a very small group of people have been lifers. So, the music reflects my current circumstances, which is where ‘Stratus Fear’ comes into play. I’m an artist signed to Strange Music. I view myself as an incredible rapper, and one of the greatest rappers of all time, Tech, considers me that. I’m proud, I’m here, and I’m not playing. We’re going to make some real music, and that’s what ‘Stratus Fear’represents.”

A Prayer In Hell follows his journey from over two decades behind bars to re-entry in the world and a new lease on life where no moment will be wasted—as evidenced by his relentless output thus far…

Additionally, he has consistently utilized his platform to uplift. He spoke to TMZ about the important implications of California bill AB-2799, which bars the admission of rap lyrics as evidence against defendants (and could’ve saved him from jail time). The outlet added, “X-Raided wants his experiences steer past, current and future inmates in a better direction.” He chatted with hometown paper The Sacramento Bee too.

Last year, he canvased the country supporting Tech on the Asin9ne Tour in addition to appearing on “Still Right Here” [feat. X-Raided, Garrett Raff, & Simeon], reeling in 1.3 million Spotify streams and 338K YouTube views on the music video.