photos by Parker Day

photo by Jackie Radinsky

Notable Quotables
"Langston executes his words and music with a confidence and ease that cannot be taught."
-Lily Moayeri for LA Weekly
"Rhys Langston has mastered the art of weaving words to create singular feelings, as in “The Governor’s Water Glasses” and “Morning Becomes Apoplectic, a Follower’s Prayer.” And, man, can he rap. Words either hobble out of his slack jaw, or they storm the gates of our ears. Rhys’ delivery is teeming with conviction and understated swagger. He isn’t the Poet Laureate of the living room for nothing."
-Donna-Claire Chesman for DJ Booth
"On Language Arts Unit, Langston’s multitudes come in waves, a staggering onslaught of heady metaphors, skewed pop structures, and precisely weighted punchlines, all of which align themselves brilliantly on the album’s spiritual center, “Nebbish Frederick Douglass.”
-Will Schube for Tablet Magazine
"You soon see how and why a funny folklorish character like Rhys Langston comes to fruition here in L.A. Hailing from the far away lands of Langstonia, the multi-disciplinary artist Rhys Langston captured the attention of Earthlings with his Full Frontal Incumbent, an Incongruous Mixtape—a genre-defying attempt at revealing the the human mind."
-Senay Kenfe for LA Record

Rhys Langston is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer born, raised, and based in Los Angeles, CA.  Live in concert and recorded, his works are available in high-definition stereo and full-frontal honesty.  The former, his performance ability, sees a junction between rap, singing, beat-based music, stand-up comedy, and avant-garde poetry (cue eye rolls).  His studio work relishes in its (expertly) self-produced polish. Within, his songs' concepts and sounds can range from crooning ballads about a failed relationship through the nervous jitters of caffeine to anthemic, 808-heavy take-downs of environmental racism (for a few light examples).


Consequently, he has earned kind nods from the LA Times, AFROPUNK, DJ Booth, HipHopDX, Tablet Magazine, Bandcamp, LA Record, and other respectable outlets. 


He remains the poet laureate of his living room, and has a higher vertical leap than your favorite rapper.

Selected Videos
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"He speaks for more than just himself."
-Samuel Diamond for TinyMixtapes