Rex Mac is an Asian American, Boston-based hip hop musician, organizer, and journalist. Since 2012, Rex has built a discography of entirely self-produced projects, including the maximal, stadium set kingdom power glory to the bright, bouncy meditating in the moshpit.
His latest album, ABLOOM, is available now and his true magnum opus. It is a dense, thoughtful ode to mental health in flux - successfully unpacking themes from overcoming loneliness ("how to be alone"), to unlocking self-potential (“the world is not enough”), to finding closure in relationships (“all my love”). Sonically, ABLOOM is an amorphous production that manages to blend hip hop subgenres seamlessly - from 90s era West Coast G Funk, to Yeezus-esque industrial minimalism, to trap.
Beyond his work as an independent musician, Rex is a contributing writer for Boston A&E website, Know Your Scene. He also organizes and hosts his own monthly hip hop showcase, Sonic Bloom, at Cambridge's Out of the Blue Too art gallery.
Rain grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Providence for school. She got her degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University. Rain has gained food industry experience from Aramark Catering at Berklee College, Yacht & Beach Club at DisneyWorld, and Wegmans.
Rain is half-Filipinx and half-Palestinian. She moved to Boston in 2016 and found Olio and Pamangan. She has been doing food, culture, and family research since she joined the collective. Working with Olio has encouraged her to explore both of her cultures through their cuisines.
Where did a BA in Art & Art History, a BS in Neuroscience and my insatiable curiosity take me?
IT Consultant. Cognitive Neuroscience Benchwork. Electrophysiology Researcher. Videogame Writing. Immunology Technologist. Grant Writer. Line Cook. Server. Designer. Software Educator. Quilter. Event Consultant. Bartender. Performance Artist. Programs Director. Personal Chef. Community and Events Director. Pop-up Purveyor.
In my understanding, all roads led here. I'm all in on Tanám.