Speak into the Mic: Razor Boomarang

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Meet Philadelphia based hip-hop duo, Razor Boomarang. Having been working in the scene together for the past two years, this group has steadily built a following of loyal supporters that have watched as they've refined their sound and themselves. The artistic development seen is a result of the chemistry that Razor Bommarang has built up over time by working together consistently to truly discover their ability in the studio.

The following interview has been edited for clarity.

How did Razor Boomarang form?

We went to the same high school and met through a mutual friend. We started making songs together in like 2012 or so. Then in 2013 I [Jeff Milnazik] started my album, New Authors. We worked on a few songs [for] that project and then just kept making music together. 

Was there an evolution to your name?

How far back do you want to go? Rex has been RexRiot for a long time... I was in a production duo back in the day called Corn-Mill and then went by my full name.

How did you two come up with the name Razor Boomarang?

SWOUP.

What would you say sets you apart from others on the come up?

We create organically, so our music is very much a blend of our influences. Music just feels better when it's organic. And all of ours is organic.

What would you say are your three biggest influences in your music?

past, present, future us.

Tell me about the creation of the Back to School EP compared to making No Rules Vol. 1 and 2025.

Back To School - We started working a lot around October 2014, and from then until about July of 2015 we worked on a body of music that has yet to be released. After that, we started working on songs intended to be singles. The first was Physics (originally called Math). We ended up making five total, and then decided to tie them all together. We released them one at a time originally, then as Back To School. 

No Rules Vol. I - We were just trying to make the craziest stuff, and Rex was trying to say the craziest things he could say. It was a time to experiment musically and hurt feelings.

2025 - This project was us using what we learned from being chaotic on No Rules. No Rules felt like practice, where this was a more focused collection of some of our best work. A lot of these were singles we released previously as well. 

What is your favorite part of creating music (making the production, writing rhymes, recording, music video production, etc...)?

Definitely when we are able to get into a flow and just create almost mindlessly... *laughs* but it's also full-mind. The most satisfying part as a creator is losing yourself in your art. 

If you could choose to collaborate with anyone, who would it be?

Missy Elliott, OutKast as a group, Paul McCartney, 2007 Kid Cudi, Manu Chao, Gotye, Jojo, Action Bronson, Pino Palladino, KNOWER, Sinead Harnett, The Roots, Emanuel X, Shawn Welch

Finally, what were your favorite shows growing up?

Dragon Ball Z, Drake and Josh, All That, Wizards of Waverly Place, Suite Life [of Zack and Cody], That's So Raven, The Simpsons, Emeril, anything on the Discovery Channel, Martin, Even Stevens