Raashan Ahmad – Bio
Raashan Ahmad is a M.C./D.J. He is the lead MC for the bay area collective Crown City Rockers as well as a solo MC. His albums “The Push”, “For What You’ve Lost” and “Ceremony” have garnered worldwide attention from International tastemakers and press including Giles Peterson who invited him to perform at his worldwide music awards in London, a performance at the world social forum in Brazil, a interview on France 24 that reached over 20 million viewers and more. XXL magazine spotlighted him in the “chairmans choice” section, Urb proclaimed him and his crew in the “next 100” , and he has been in the top 10 on CMJ multiple times. Raashan was also slated in SF Weekly’s and SF Guardians best of the bay all the while to touring nonstop in Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil, North America, U.K. and beyond. Community building and connecting with people is a passion and Raashan works with various youth organizations around the world leading and being involved in workshops to build and teach using components of hip hop culture. Add to that being awarded Album of the year from Radio Grenouille in France and being named on multiple “best of” lists. Collaborating is one of Raashan’s passions and he has collaborated with artists from various genres including Aloe Blacc, Keren Ann, Fred Wesley (James brown), Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Ta-ku, Geoffrey Oreyama, and many more and he’s only just begun. Stay tuned!