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.) 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!!!!! 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 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!

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


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!