Three Questions with Raashan Ahmad

Three Questions with Raashan Ahmad By Kyle Eustice Although Raashan Ahmad was born in Trenton, New Jersey, grew up in Los Angeles and honed his craft in Oakland, these days he's repping a 505 area code. Now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the former Crown City Rockers emcee has found the idyllic place to create the kind of music he wants to make. In most of Raashan's recent solo work, there seems to be an undeniable spiritual component, which lifts the listener up like magic. As he continues globetrotting from country-to-country and state-to-state, Raashan carries a message of gratitude for simply being able to share his love of music. 2010's For What You've Lost truly told Raashan's story; from "Pain On Black" to "Sunshine," the album addresses many of Raashan's most personal

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Ray West & CERN 1 join forces on brand new EP

Always one to stay busy, Bronx-based producer Ray West has just released the Dark days under the sun EP which finds Ray West and emcee CERN 1 joining forces. The 9 track project is described as being, "set in a time when love and the world appear to have no light, no matter how bright the day is. It's a feeling many people may experience in their life at some point or another. It is recommended to listen to it on rainy days, Sunday mornings , with a hangover, on subways..." Please visit http://redapples45.bandcamp.com/album/dark-days-under-the-sun-ep to get the Dark days under the sun EP into your collection. Also check out the visuals from the project here https://vimeo.com/118734405 and the official track list can be found below. 01. Intro 02. Take Wa

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Red Venom releases new single featuring Craig G & Donald D

Manchester UK emcee Red Venom drops the new single "One Moment" featuring NYC legends Craig G & Donald D which is lifted of The Red House EP. This is one of many head nodding tracks from the release and another great collaboration initiated by Red Venom. The B Boy style production comes from Poz which carries the lyrical flavor. Red Venom has been killing the Manchester scene in the UK for many years, battling the stage as a dope Emcee and rocking the crowds, he also headed a funk & jazz group "Frantic" while they toured the UK in the late nineties. Red Venom has worked with artists such as Blaq Poet, Team Fearless, Roni Size, Artful Dodger, The Freestylers, Tim Dogg, The Prodigy, Kurtis Blow & many more. Please visit https://soundcloud.com/redvenom/redvenom-feat-craig-g-donald

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Atmosphere announces special show in Colorado

Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere (comprised of emcee Sean “Slug” Daley and producer Anthony “Ant” Davis) has announced another show at the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The show takes place August 28, 2015 and will include several special guests, which have yet to be divulged. Rhymesayers Entertainment have made a limited number of fan pre-sale tickets available until Thursday, February 12 until 10 p.m. MST while supplies last. Visit http://www.axs.com/events/270280/atmosphere-tickets and enter password: Rhymesayers.

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T-QRON preps Paradise Ugly: The QRONicals Volume 2 mixtape

Hawaiian born, Pakistani rapper T-QRON preps his Paradise Ugly: The QRONicals Volume 2 Mixtape hosted by Slaughterhouse's own Crooked I (Kxng Crooked) for release on 2-17-2015 via Forefather Entertainment. When people think of Hip-Hop, the words Hawaiian and Pakistani are not the first two synonyms that come out a fan of the genres mouth. No stranger to the Industry, Hawaiian bred Pakistani MC T-Qron has spent the great portion of the past decade working alongside some of the greatest names in Hip-Hop including E-40, Twista, Raekwon, Trey Songz, Too Short, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Premier and more as one of the islands top event promoters. Paradise Ugly: The QRONicals Volume 2 will be released on 2-17-15 for free download via Datpiff and Live Mixtapes.com. With hosting duties handled by

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Hail Mary Mallon release new video for 4AM

Hail Mary Mallon has unveiled its new video for "4AM" from sophomore effort, Bestiary, which dropped via Rhymesayers Entertainment in November 2014. Shot in New York City, the black and white video depicts lots of skateboarding, presumably at 4 a.m. Starting with the phrase, "I consider myself a daredevil," the track proceeds to take you through a whirlwind of the usual cryptic lyrics from Aesop and more straightforward rhymes from Rob Sonic. Currently on a massive nationwide tour in support of Bestiary, Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic are probably asleep by 4 a.m. Performing such dope tracks night after night is tiring. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS3CLxcDwDA#t=107 to check out the the video now.

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