Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Moxie Raia, one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” is welcomed to the Def Jam Recordings family with today’s arrival of 931 RELOADED, featuring Pusha T, Vic Mensa, Wyclef Jean, Post Malone, and more. 931 RELOADED is the expanded re-release of 931, Moxie’s debut mixtape, originally issued in March as she began a high-profile 4-month gig opening for fellow Def Jam artist Justin Bieber on the North American leg of his Purpose World Tour.
Born in New Jersey, raised in New York City, and now living in L.A., Moxie has been playing piano since the second grade. Even as a youngster, she was influenced by her father’s soul music collection, especially his love for Stevie Wonder.
“His music brings people together,” she says, “and that’s always really inspired me, and that’s my goal with my music.”
Her brand new video for “On My Mind” was premiered on Nylon.com the other day, for previously released track featuring fellow label mate Pusha T. “On My Mind” hit the Spotify Viral 50 chart following its original release in March.
931 RELOADED will feature two brand new tracks including “WWYD (What Would You Do)” featuring Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, a tribute to the classic late-’90s #1 smash by beloved New Jersey hip-hop trio City High; and the KLYMVX Remix of “Follow Me” with Wyclef Jean. 931 RELOADED is named after Moxie’s downtown L.A. loft that has become her creative haven.
A giant step toward realizing her goal was hitting the stage on tour with Justin Bieber. It was, she says, “a whole crash course in being an artist, and Madison Square Garden was the final exam.” It taught her things about her fans, about herself as a performer, and prepared her for what’s next: the opportunity for the world to discover who she really is.
If you want to get familiar with Moxie, here is a interview she did with Hot 97 back in May. Also, View Rolling Stone’s March 2016 edition “10 New Artists You Need To Know” featuring Moxie Raia, Zara Larsson, Young Greatness and more.