Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Raashan Ahmad on Giles Peterson's "All winners 2010"

Gilles Peterson celebrates a year of great music with his All Winners 2010, playing the best tunes from the last 12 months and he selected one of the songs from my new album "Pain on Black" as a huge fan of this cat it feels really good to be recognized!!! YES!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wlhb2

Monday, December 13, 2010

Road Trip (Raashan Ahmad D.J. Mix)

A mix I made before heading out on tour. Kind of all over the place but on the chill side. Little Dragon, Jay Electronica, DJ Cam, Estelle and John Legend, Akrobatik, Hocus Pocus, Wafeek and Black Spade, Sharon Jones and lots more...

Road trip by raashan

Saturday, December 11, 2010

ON TOUR!!!!

So I'm headed out for my last run of 2010 with Coolzey from Iowa and public School records and hitting some of my favorite cities! If your around COME OUT! or if you have folks in any of these spots let them know! I'm gonna be rocking some of my new material and may have some tour only c.d.'s!

Here's where I'll be...

Sunday December 12th @ the Caspar Inn in Caspar CA
http://www.casparinn.com/

Tuesday December 14th @ Berbatis Pan in Portland Or.
http://www.berbati.com/
$8 dollars if you get ticket in advance click link below!
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3320655

Wednesday December 15th @ A club in Spokane WA.
http://www.aclubspokane.com/

Thursday December 16th @ Bar Delux in S.L.C. Utah
http://www.myspace.com/bardeluxeshow

Friday December 17th @ The Top Hat in Missoula M.T.

Saturday December 18th @ The Zebra in Bozeman M.T.

Sunday December 19th TBA in Boise Id.

See you at the show!

also TBA

January in Australia
February France and select U.S. dates
March Japan
March/April France/U.K.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stay On The Grind - Kero One & Ohmega Watts

This is just good music. The famalam Kero One and Ohmega Watts team up for this one. I've collaborated with both of these cats and they always come with that goodness. Check it.

LOS RAKAS "Soy Raka"

YEAH!!!!! I LOVE dancers in videos! Oakland is repped so beautiful in this...and Panama! These cats have been spitters. Los Rakas! I'm a fan.

Spank Pops - Beautiful Noise

Spank Pops!!!!
This song levels me. Super dope joint from the homie Spank Pops. Known this cat for a minute and always been a fan. Reppin the bay and hip hop lovely...


Tef Poe - Show Stealers

St. Louis!!! Man i did a show with this cat got this song and played it for EVERYBODY! This beat is crazy insane and Tef Poe works it nice! Plus these cats are all connected and family with the homie Black Spade>>>the whole camp is fire. Peep.

Oh snap and Tech Supreme on the beat. This dude got HEAT!

The Electric - Beautiful ft Yarah Bravo

"The Electric" is a new group consisting of the homies DJ Vadim (ill beatmaker who I've been a fan of forever and got to collab with him on his and my record)the big homie Pugs Atomz from chicago and Sabira Jade. The video is crazy!

Eminem, Mos Def, Black Thought & DJ Premier - Cypher 3 (Live 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards)

real dope. on the real.


Monday, November 29, 2010

New Video "Beautiful Ugly"

Here's the video for "Beautiful Ugly" off my new album For What You've Lost Filmed in Paris France- The track is produced by Headnodic and featuring Adam Theis on Trombone.

This song is about how beautiful everything is (the sky, mountains, nature, innocence, children) and at the exact same time how ugly the world can be (genocide, junkies, sex slaves, prison industrial complex...)

I love this song. Hope you dig it too.

Peace,
Raashan


Monday, November 8, 2010

sunday rainy sunday (mix)

A little mix i made on a rainy day...NNeka, The Roots, Lee Fields, Black Keys, Panacea, Bjork, Shad, Nicolay, Jean Grae, Insight, Comfort Fit, Q-Tip and lots more. A bunch of stuff (mostly mellow) I been listening to lately. You can either stream it or download, Enjoy!


Sunday by Raashan Ahmad

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"For What You've Lost" OUT NOW in France!!!

New album OUT NOW in France! Thanks to all for the support and GREAT feedback so far! Worldwide release in December!!!!

"FOR WHAT YOU’VE LOST" Raashan Ahmad’s (Crown City Rockers) new album Featuring. Gift of Gab, Aloe Blacc, Mitsu the Beats, Headnodic, Stro the 89th key (the Procussions), Ragen Fykes, Moe Pope, Noelle Scaggs, Count Bass D, Rita J, Woodstock, Adam Theis, Capital D, Taku, Paper Plane Project, Silya Nymoen, Caitlin Meissner, DJ Mahf, Katra-Quey, and Dominic Lalli





CD HERE :
http://musique.fnac.com/a3096209/Raashan-Ahmad-For-what-you-ve-lost-CD-album
http://www.justlikehiphop.com/fichemenu.php?id=14530&PHPSESSID=592f4f21266bb27e73e97fbed588ca8b
http://www.tradvibeshop.com/cd.php?a=album&ref=20101011162039
http://www.amazon.fr/What-YouVe-Lost-Raashan-Ahmad/dp/B00435M0DS
http://www.groovystore.fr/product_info.php?products_id=435%3FosCsid%3Db92ccbb5b48d003931e882542aac75ad
http://www.cdmail.fr/affich_fich.asp?refcdm=CDM996718

Digital :
http://www.tradvibeshop.com/index.php?a=p&p=a-101011040225

et dispo dés le 12 nov. en digital et en préco ici
http://itunes.apple.com/fr/preorder/for-what-youve-lost/id399988280

the release digital everywhere in france is 12th November ;-)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crown City Rockers-Go on (Demo Version)

just found this on my hard drive...The demo version of a song on the last Crown City Rockers album. We pulled over and shot this while on tour...


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A cipher with the homies from Nantes France

Just hopped off stage and ciphered with these cats in the parking lot outside the club. My voice is gone after a run of shows but the energy is dope. Peace to Humanit'art, Moussa, Prince da, Wabitem, Tyrone, small mashup and all the M.C.'s!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Label Love (Various artists compilation)

Got this from the fine folks over at http://thefindmag.com

Im on the Ancient Astronauts joint...

Free Download: Various Artists – Label Love  (2010)


Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked & presented by label heads from Bastard Jazz, ESL, Fania, Now Again, Plug Research, Tru Thoughts & Ubiquity.


<a href="http://labelloveworldwide.bandcamp.com/track/ancient-astronauts-put-em-up">Ancient Astronauts - Put Em Up by Label Love</a>



Track List:

1. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dog With A Rope
2. Kako & Orchestra, Vocals by Azuquita – Shingaling Shingaling
3. Shawn Lee and Bing Ji Ling – Who Are You
4. Paul White – Ancient Treasure
5. Shafiq Husayn feat. Bilal – Cheeba (Nottz Remix)
6. Ancient Astronauts – Put Em Up (ft. Raashan Ahmdd)
7. Mophono’s Halftone Society – Bumps
8. Belleruche – 56% Proof
9. Nickodemus – 2 Sips and Magic (Second Sky / Thomas Blondet Remix)
10. Markolino Dimond con Frankie Dante – Sabroson
11. DJ Center – Center’s Groove (Captain Planet Remix)
12. Dimlite – Can’t Get Used To Those (Afterlude)
13. Twilight – Dance With Me
14. Quadron – Average Fruit


DOWNLOAD HERE:
http://labelloveworldwide.bandcamp.com/album/label-love-001

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bob42jh Compilation-Road to Nowhere


REALLY nice compilation I'm included on from the folks at http://www.thewordisbond.com CHECK IT!


01. Spirited Beginning (Nujabes Tribute) - Thomas Prime
02. Beach of life - Specifics
03. Patience - Raashan Ahmad
04. Just Music (Evan Awake Mashup) - Sun Zoo ft Haruka Nakamura
05. Work it out - Grap Luva
06. One Life - Last Emperor
07. L(o)ust - Esbe
08. Rhythm Of The Rain f. Tunji - Kno
09. Chillaxation - BopAlloy
10. Cosa Say - Original Melody
11. Lumiere - Blue Scholars
12. World - Infinito 2017 
13. Colouful Storms (Panacea) - Damu The Fudgemunk 
14. What You Don't Kill - Hyder Ali
15. I heard you had a voice - Shad
16. Pick me a part - Knowmads

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fisto - One Life feat. DJ Atom (C2C,Beat Torrent)

Fisto is the homie from France a REALLY dope M.C. and a great dude in general. This song and video are so on point! Loving this!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

KHB-I Believe featuring Raashan Ahmad

With Hocus Pocus @ Francofolies


I did a festival in France with the homies Hocus Pocus and LOTS of guests including me, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Elodie Rama, Alice Russell, Keziah Jones, Ben Mazué, Ezra, Gwen Delabar...Here's a short glimpse of the night.




Hocus Pocus "part en Live !" - Carte Blanche aux Francos
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Hidetake Takayama featuring Raashan Ahmad & Shea Soul

Check this track I did with the homie Hidetake Takayama and Shea Soul from Japan. It's off his album "Right time + right music" I love this.

Raashan Ahmad "Cancer"


Part 4 of Get to know me before my album drops...No one really talks about this song but it's probably the hardest song I've ever written. It basically talks about the last year of my moms life while we loved together and battled cancer. I never wrote anything so personal before this. Writing this helped me thru a REALLY rough time. I did my verse in 1 take and you can literally hear me crying on the track. Strength and power to anyone who's lost a loved one to this disease...





Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mission "Contagious"


Where it all started...As my new album approaches I'm gonna show you some of my past work. For those that don't know I was in a group called Mission which had another M.C. named Moe Pope (he has a new INCREDIBLE album out NOW) we changed our name to Crown City Rockers but here's our 1st video "Contagious" PEEP IT!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Raashan Ahmad album on its way!!!

It's official! My new album is being mixed (by friend & the multi-talented Headnodic) i met with my U.S & european label yesterday. My bro from another DJ Moar & his label Trad Vibe will release it in France. Japan & Australia are almost solid & all the guests (ohboy!) have recorded their verses. Now it's time to really start grinding! I worked really hard to make this a GREAT album! cant wait for ya'll to hear it! Sky high!!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Belgium/France July 2010

So my crew Crown City Rockers rocked the Dour festival in belgium this year with LOTS of amazing artists. I figured since I was gonna be over on that side of the world why not get a couple shows in one of my favorite countries FRANCE! I got a couple and ended up hopping on some festivals with a group called Hocus Pocus out there as well as picking up some more solo gigs. Here's 3 weeks in about 11 minutes. Enjoy!





Thursday, August 5, 2010

Raashan Ahmad-Cool Style


Download


"Mellow Orange Music Present "Last Resort" ep. An album inspired by artists staying true to their art form and doing what they do best. This album and its music is last resort in a world that is truly dominated by commercial/radio contemporary music. However it may also be the last resort in an effort to find a place/music that people have been waiting for... "
The album features:  Raashan Ahmad, Ohmega Watts, Freddie Joachim, The Black Sunn and many more!
Out now:


Read more: AUDIO: Raashan Ahmad – Cool Style «•Word Is Bond• http://www.thewordisbond.com/archives/9255#ixzz0vn89xez7

Japanese Hip Hop mix!

This is dope. A compilation of all Japanese hip hop producers. I have a joint on here too! PEEP it!


Tracklist

1. DJ Okawari - Evening Comes 2
2. Ayur - Children of the Earth
3. Infumiai Kuminai - Never Ending Story (Track by ノリミツ)
4. Michita - Footsteps
5. re: plus - Everlasting Truth
6. Michita - Come Here
7. re: plus - Getting Close
8. Michita - Memorial
9. DJ Whitesmith - Haku
10. DJ Nozawa - Moby/My Weakness
11. Michita - Kankami
12. re: plus Featuring Nick Smalc- Never Looking Back
13. OVALL - Take U to Somewhere
14. Hammadi - Clapper
15. Suburban - Suburban (Love 2)
16. Himuki Featuring Sene - Hold On
17. re: plus Featuring Cise Star (of CYNE) - Sol
18. DJ Deckstream Featuring Lupe Fiasco, Verbal and Sarah Green - Can You Let Me Know
19. Himuki Featuring Raashan Ahmad - Alright
20. DJ Tonk Featuring Pismo - My Underground Life
21. DJ Mitsu The Beats Featuring Elzhi - Get'em Up
22. SEEDA Featuring サイプレス上野, BACHLOGIC - Hell's Kitchen
23. SEEDA - Dear Japan
24. DJ Deckstream Featuring Bahamadia - Still Here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Raashan Ahmad N/Southwest US tour...

"creep with me as i roll thru the hood"-snoop. Check the randomness from my last north southwest run thru the U.S. I had CRAZY fun and met and re-connected with lots of good folk. Much LOVE! Off to festivals in Belgium and France in a week and finishing up my next L.P. due out in the fall!!!! GO!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Raashan Ahmad "Spittin in da whip"

So last time I was in New York I linked up with this cat Crazy Al Cayne who has a show out there. He has a segment on the show called "spittin in da whip" where M.C.'s get in a car drive around and freestlye its crazy fun...here's me doing it. Oh and here's the website you can vote for me so I can be in the "top M.C.'s"

http://www.cac-tv.com/sidw/

Crown City Rockers-"Break" fan video

Just found this on the web! sais it's someones graduation project using a Crown City Rockers song! Nice job! check it...

Crown City Rockers - Break from Suheyl Gur on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tour Dates

So Im hitting some of my favorite spots on the west coast! COME THRU and tell your peoples!!! Still Booking too so check back if your city isn't listed, I do this myself and don't have links in every city so if you know of a promoter or venue in your town I should be in touch with let me know! Check it:

June 4th-San Francisco C.A.-at the Independent with Crown City Rockers
June 7th-Phoenix A.Z.-The hidden House
June 8th-Las Vegas Nv-T.B.A.
June 9th-Albuquerque N.M.-at Burts Tiki Lounge
June 11th-Denver C.O.-Walnut Room w/ Council of word & DJ Notch
June 25th-Missouls M.T.-at the Top Hat w/ Slop Star & Tonsoffun
June 26th-Bozeman M.T.-at the Zebra coctail lounge
June 29th-Boise I.D.-w/ souls of Mischief at The Reef Settling
June 30th-Salt Lake City w/ souls of mischief at Bar Deluxe
july 1st-Denver C.O. w/ souls of mischief at The Walnut Room
July 2cd-Santa Fe N.M. w/ souls of mischief at Santa Fe Brewing Company

Minneapolis, Massachsetts, New York, Chicago, Iowa and more I'll be posting JULY dates soon!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Amad Jamal-Hardcore Beautyful

Every time I saw this cat I'd be like "dude your like the mayor of L.A., like Tom Bradley" (the first black mayor of L.A.)...lol Amad Jamal is fresh. One day we're gonna do a project called Raashan Amad Jamal :) This song has such truth. the words, delivery and even the way the video is shot is perfect. I love this. My dude is hardcore...check>


Moe Pope-"Rock Me"

Where do I start? Moe is one of my favorite m.c.'s...Listen to how easy the words come.... Any one who knows my history knows Moe as my rap partner in Mission (The pre Crown City Rockers name). He's made a bunch of beautiful music and this is off his latest release on Brick records called "life after god" YOU BETTER SUPPORT! check...

Delorean-"Dear Langston"

What you know about Sacramento???! YES. SACRAMENTO! They got one of the illest hip hop scenes in the country...seriously. Delorean is from Sac and ohmygod I love this joint...when you can hear the passion that's how you know its real...dope video concept too! Watch this...

Insight-Freedom of Speech

This is insight and he's a damn good rapper...don't believe me? listen to this whole joint. As an MC this gets me...I used to rap with this dude in basements on rooftops and in the streets of Boston back in the day, he just gets better and better...


KHB-Danger

KHB!!!!! These dudes are the truth! From Milwaukee Wisconsin and these cats run things! I've done crazy shows and had mad adventures with these guys (when you see me ask me about the 5am mc donalds breakfast chicken sandwich debacle...LOL) anyway I love this joint the sample and lyrics (LISTEN TO THE STORY!!! Crazy...) just make me wanna zone out with this on repeat for hours...and these guys know how to ROCK A SHOW!!!! PEEP>>>>

Jern Eye-"Get Down"

JERN EYE!!!!!!!!!! This is my peoples right here! This cat is true hip hop. I met Jern hosting a show in a underground club in L.A. back in the day...he wouldn't leave until he battled some cat with the same name as him...lol. Lunar Heights is his crew. This joint is so lovely and he's got lots more goodness you need to check him...GO!>

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Party Joints! Raashan Ahmad/Gift of Gab/Aceyalone/Chali 2na & MORE!




Hey Folks,

I just got back from an amazing tour in France where I met alot of good folks, heard lots of great music and got lots of inspiration! I was especially struck by the DJ's who played lots of great funk and party music which I love! I wanted to share some rare party joints in that style I've been involved with over the last year or so with some of my favorite mc's. So I present to you this:

"Ngoma" (dance or drum in swahili)

6 party starters (well 5...and 1 i just threw in cuz i thought you might need it) featuring Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship,Project Blowed), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Lateef the Truthspeaker (Latyrx,Quaanum) with Production by Headnodic, Descry, and me! with breaks from James Brown, The Blackbyrds, The Fat Boys and more...

PLEASE pass these along!!! post on your blogs, forward to friends, and PLAY these joints!

http://www.mediafire.com/?mmvnyjyftmm


and also here's a link to Raashan Ahmad T.V. and video footage of my last tour to France!!!!!
Check it out here:

http://www.kyte.tv/ch/raashan-ahmad-tv/france-tour-2010/p=s&c=69748&s=898860&l=2815

Peace!
Raashan

Monday, May 17, 2010

Raashan Ahmad in France tour video...

One of the best trips I've had!!! Wish i woulda got more fliks and video but check what I put together from my last tour in France!

Friday, April 9, 2010

FRANCE TOUR!

I'm FINALLY going to France...after years of everybody and there mama telling me i need to go its finally happening and I'm SUPER excited! I'm also gonna be backed on the turntables by the homie DJ Moar who Ive collaborated with so its gonna be a party. Tell your folks to come check me! Here are the dates... I may be adding more too :)

Au revoir
Raashan


24/04/10 :  @ Festival Tendanz’Urbaine - St Nazaire. 
29/04/10 :  @ Mains d’Oeuvres - St Ouen (Paris).
30/04/10 :  @ Cabaret Electric - Le Havre.
01/05/10 :  @ Le Rond Point - Nantes.
05/05/10 :  @ Le Sonic - Lyon.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Say Anything tour footage.

LOVING HOME! and missing the road :) Trying like crazy to finish my album before I jet to france at the end of April! Big shout to everyone that made the "say anything tour" a success! check some of the footage...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mission: Live in Boston!!!

Linked up with my dude and fellow Mission/Crown City m.c. Moe Pope in Boston last sunday and rocked some joints off our 1st album! Peep.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Raashan Ahmad-The Golden State

No matter how fresh the place is that I travel i love coming back home. I was raised in Mid City L.A. then later in Altadena California and now I stay up in the bay area. I love California...i wrote this song after sitting on my porch today listening to NWA and just loving being home. It's hella different than what I usually get down over but I dig it. Peep.






http://www.mediafire.com/?zutrwi2dnow

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bru Lei-Jean Grae

BRU LEI is that knock!!!! Seriously I could listen to this dude rap all day. Just you tube his name and listen...dope dope dope. He stays in Sacramento by way of Columbus Ohio. I've travelled alot with this cat and he is pure hip hop. This joint is a story about his love and interaction with Jean Grae. Check...

Do Dat feat. Melina Jones-The Bridge

Man I love the bay...I met Do Dat when he was in "the Attik" and have always loved the passion,flow and meaning he puts in his rhymes. Melina Jones is my hero. She's just dope...as an m.c./singer and human being. This song is fly and definitely feels like the bay on a good day :) Peep>>>

Paper Plane Project-Pela Manha

Paper Plane Project is a crew from Australia, I did a collaboration with them called "let it bang" a while back. This is a joint they did while they were in brazil and the footage and the music work great together. These cats got beats, and the vibe is lovely..

Rita J-No Regrets

Rita J. is a DOPE MC! I recently met her when we both rocked in Brazil together, she has a dope flow and her swing and cadence is lovely! Plus her passion comes thru in this video and her music. She stays in Atlanta via Chicago and reps the "All Natural" crew Peep>>>

Steddy P-No matter how

First time I saw this cat rock he went on hella early and the crowd was far in the back of the club. By the end of his set EVERYONE was up front screaming and lifted. Steddy reps hip hop beautifully. I love this joint PEEP! http://www.indyground.com/

Babah Fly-Warning

Besides being the super homie, I love this joint and the D.I.Y. ethic. The beat is dope and he definitely reps his town of Denver Colorado in this video. Check for Babah fly! Big shouts to his crew Denver Avengers and Mike Wird!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Brazil pt.2

This place changed my life. So happy i got to go and travel with some good peoples...Travis (hip hop congress new mexico and the one who hooked me up with this trip!), Bryan (hip hop without borders, translater,beatboxer and all around fresh dude), Capital D (all natural crew, chicago and my new fam!) Rita J (ill femcee from the all natural camp living in atlanta, they don't pronounce the r's in brazil so everyone including me started calling her hita yay :), Gift of Gab (Blackalicious..u already know...), Dnae Beats (dope producer from the bay) YEEEE! Peep...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Brazil fliks


Hanging with the some of the Hip Hop cats in Canoas Brazil. With no ways to understand each others language a cipher started about 1 minute after meeting. i don't know what they were saying but we definitely felt each others energy and ended up hanging and laughing beatboxing saying key words like dilla! then everyone would go AHHHHHH! uber fresh, we ended up hanging all night. Meeting up for some b-ball tomorrow :)

These folks just fed my soul. A community group of afro-brazilians from Sao Paulo who have there own line of clothing they make (even the material to make the gear!) All the loot goes into self sustaining there culture and the designs were DOPE! African images that were placed in the most off the wall parts of the gear and color combos that popped! They were also dancing for the dude with the corn rolls in the back who's name is GOG and is literally one of the most accomplished mc's in Brazil with 9 c.d.'s he's a political cat with a dope stage presence and HELLA cool vibe. 4 different cats described him as "the KRS 1 of brazil" Getting in the studio with him today :)

went and did a workshop with these kids on the outskirts of the city (porto alegre). Crazy! We had a translater (the homie brian) with us and we talked about the struggles we face as artists (and brown people) and as a community and culture... but it really cracked off when they asked us to freestlye next thing you know were beatboxing and these cats were poppin and sliding with HUGE smiles on there faces. what a blessing,I really learned alot. Hip hop and music in general really bridges the gap.

These were more kids from the group. These dudes were mad funny! Everytime the girl who ran the program would come talk to me as soon as she walked away they would start patting me on the back and going "oooooooohhhhh she like she like" and crackin themselves up, they also had a dope dancing style. The crazy thing was how much they were paying attention when we were talking, really listening and trying to soak up the hip hop that was different than the images they had in there heads...

Signing autographs for more youth. I don't know where these 2 kids came from but they had me signing anything they could get there hands on. Watching these 2 take care of each other was dope.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Brazil day 2 fliks

So we woke up at 3pm went for breakfast and somehow I ended up marching with thousand of folks in Brazil for different social issues. SUPER inspiring seeing all types of people including themselves in the common struggle. I ended up meeting lots of great people including the mayor, after that we wound up at a club late night where Rita J (DOPE femcee from atlanta) rocked and then hit the open mic with some dope local mc's. incredible. here's a couple fliks from the day.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Brazil day 1

First day in Brazil for the world social forum with Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Dnae beats, Capitol D and Rita J (All Natural, Chicago) and the homies Travis and Bryan from Hip hop congress and hip hop without borders. hanging in the street, at a BBQ, catching a cipher..goodness. Peep.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tour Dates



On the road again...Come check me out in your town!


January 22cd 2010 8:00P Crown City Rockers and wallpaper @ UC berkeley, California

January 28th, 2010 2:00P Raashan Ahmad & Gift of Gab @the world social forum in porto alegre Brazil

February 10th, 2010 8:00 pm Raashan Ahmad @ Image V.I.P. Lounge in Sacramento C.A.Sacramento, California

February 12th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Blue Lagoon in Santa Cruz, CA

February 13th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ The Whiskey in Los Angeles, CA

February 16th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Boomers for Hip Hop Roots in Las Vegas, NV

February 17th, 2010 7.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Solar Culture Gallery in Tucson, AZ

February 18th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Blunt Club in Phoenix, AZ

February 19th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ the Mandala Project, 216 Paseo del Canon East, Taos, NM, AZ

February 20th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Corazon in Santa Fe, NM

February 21st, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Abbey Theatre in Durango, CO

February 23rd, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Bora Bora in Oklahoma City, OK

February 24th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ The Cavern in Dallas, TX

February 25th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Headhunters in Austin, TX

February 26th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ TBA in Houston, TX

February 27th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Hi Ho Lounge in New Orleans, LA

March 13th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Blue Moose Tap in Iowa City, IA

March 14th, 2010 9.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Reggies in Chicago, IL

March 17th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Vivo's in Fairfield, IA

March 18th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA

March 19th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Marcy Projects in Omaha, NE

March 20th, 2010 8.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Coolzey @ Highbury in Milwaukee, WI

April 24th, 2010 9.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Moar in St Nazaire, France

April 30th, 2010 9.00 pm Raashan Ahmad & Moar in Le Havre, France

Raashan Ahmad "Runnin"

from Alex B's (Pnuma Trio) beat tape. Recorded at Paint Louis in St. Louis- Miles and miles of graf next to the waterfront and the trainyard. beautiful.


Crown City Rockers "You You You"

A video for a song that didn't make the last Crown City Rockers album. Hotness.

Raashan Ahmad "Lay some treats"

Low budget video for a unreleased song THAT I LOVE!


Raashan Ahmad "Stay" live @ the waffle house

Filmed at 4am in front of the waffle house in Tempe A.Z. after a show at the blunt club (one of the best hip hop weeklies in the U.S.)

DJ Tonk feat. Raashan Ahmad "Beautiful"

Off the homie DJ Tonk's album. Filmed in Vallejo Ca and at Headnodics house. Love.

Raashan Ahmad "Mobstar Life"

One of the funnest "video shoots" Me, Woodstock (who also made the beat) and Justin Laser hanging and skating in Oakland with a video camera. Check.


Raashan Ahmad "Give Thanks"

From my album "The Push" produced by Byron Chan of beyond cinema. GIVE THANKS!