Rap Newcomer Wax Inks Deal With Def Jam, Drops Anticipated ‘Scrublife’ Mixtape

By Jay Casteel  |  03/15/2011

WaxMaryland rap newcomer Wax, who recently re-located to Los Angeles, has been quickly making a name for himself on the Internet, especially through YouTube channel, where he's garnered more than 12 million views among his video clips.

Following the release of audio leaks and viral clips, Wax has built a buzz over the past few years, and it's finally paid off. He's grabbed the attention of major label executives and recently signed a joint venture deal with Def Jam Recordings for his own Scrublife label imprint.

Now, he's readying his debut album release, but until then, Wax has a new music for fans.

Last month, he released a music video for a track called "Don't Need," which has been played more than 120,000 times at press time. The song is off his anticipated mixtape, Scrublife, which he dropped Tuesday (March 15) through his official website, WaxDotCom.com.

The mixtape features 16 songs and a bonus record, where Wax takes listeners on ride, organically blending his talents of rhyming and storytelling with production from himself, EOM, Jim Jonsin, Nobody Famous, The Fyre Dept, Finatik & Zac and Dale Firebird.

One of the standout records from Scrublife is the self-produced "Dispensary Girl," where the rapper paints the picture of what happens when you fall in love with the girl who works at a dispensary. And Wax just dropped a video for that one too, which recently premiered on Entertainment Weekly's website and his official YouTube channel.

In the coming months, Wax plans to supply his thirsty fans through his ongoing tradition of releasing viral content on a frequent basis, which will include his popular video series, "Wax Weekly", as well as performing at venues throughout the country including Viper Room in Los Angeles on April 7th and at major festivals, including Bamboozle Festival and Lollapalooza.

For more information on Wax, visit his official website at WaxDotCom.com.