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The “Above The Clouds” EP is the newest collaborative release from emcee Raashan Ahmad and Portland, ME hip hop producer Phoniks. It’s infectious combination of electric piano loops, filtered basslines and lively drum breaks lay the backbone as Raashan exhibits his natural groove as an emcee masterfully over the project’s 7 cuts. Positive lyricism and jazzy soundscapes invoke memories of artists like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul while featured emcees such as Virginia’s Awon, Chicago’s MC ADaD and Slimkid3 of legendary hip-hop group The Pharcyde each bring their own unique rhyme style to balance the sonic palette. All these factors lead to a jazzed out, feel good project that is both relatable and refreshing, perfect to digest on a sunny afternoon cruise this summer.

West African Afrobeat meets hip hop in the new single from my dude “Charlie Bucket” from Perth Australia! “One Life” shares the story of 2 Mc’s growing up through a life in hip hop from other sides of the Globe. “Blitz The Ambassador” (Ghana) & “Raashan Ahmad” (USA). Featuring Live horns from “The Ruby Horns”. Check the flyness!!!

And we put it on wax!!!! 48 hours was all that was needed to create this EP of inspired music. Raashan Ahmad and Headnodic honed the quality of their collaboration as founding members of the groups Mission: and Crown City Rockers. That musical short-hand, friendship and effortless connection is apparent through every moment of this release of beautiful beats and rhymes. Dig. I only got a couple of these on wax, get em quick!


I’ve been asked about this for a while now since the last pressing got sold out but thanks to the good folks over at Trad Vibe records (Shout out DJ Moar) I now have a limited amount of copies of my 2010 release of “For What You’ve Lost” featuring Aloe Blacc, Gift of Gab, Count Bass D, Mitsu the Beats and more. Plus 3 vinyl only tracks featuring 20syl, Dj Moar and J-Boogie! These wont last long. Get yours now! Let me know if you want yours autographed too… Thx for the support!


Yes that’s right we put it on wax! Only 300 copies available so move fast!

48 hours was all that was needed to create this EP of inspired music. Raashan Ahmad and Headnodic honed the quality of their collaboration as founding members of the groups Mission: and Crown City Rockers. That musical short-hand, friendship and effortless connection is apparent through every moment of this release of beautiful beats and rhymes. Dig.
Headnodic on the beats. Raashan Ahmad on the raps.

http://www.vinyl-digital.com/en/Hip-Hop-Rap/Low-Fidelity-High-Quality-Vol-2-Black-Friday-2015.html