Raashan Ahmad

the bay, California, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Hip Hop
Raashan Ahmad has been on the grind since his first release as one of the lead MCs in the group Mission, who released the self titled album in 1999 (which quickly became a underground fan favorite) and more recently, as the front man for the live hip-hop group Crown City Rockers, who released the albums Earthtones and The Day After Forever which garnered both critical acclaim from press worldwide as well as becoming a strong favorite among music lovers looking for musicality and substance in lyrical content.

With his reputation growing as one of hip-hop’s finest MCs, Raashan then released his first solo album The Push which solidified his place as one the most innovative and versatile MC’s to look out for. He has toured extensively through cities, states and continents, performing in front of thousands, rocking festivals and dive bars alike while remaining intimate and sweaty with every performance. Raashan has collaborated with the some of the genres brightest and most respected artists (over 50 to date) collecting a tremendous quality discography with multiple releases in Japan, France, Australia, the U.K., and North America.

Now Raashan returns with his newest album and best material to date. For What You’ve Lost is a heavily collaborative, musical journey sure to give his fans what they’ve been waiting for. This album is rooted in classic hip hop tradition as well as jazz, soul and funk while continuing to push musical boundaries into the future of the genre. Guest appearances ranging from the new soul heroes like Aloe Blacc (Stones Throw) and Noelle Scaggs (The Rebirth) and hip hop veterans like Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), and Count Bass D alongside new school MC’s like Rita J (All Natural) and Stro the 89th key (The Procussions) make this album both diverse and a spectrum of sound and culture. Quickly becoming one of the most sought after MC’s, this new album shows Raashan’s evolution and growth. As pitchfork media puts it, “Raashan Ahmad emerges as one of the West Coast’s premiere MC’s, his flow effortless and vocabulary expansive. He brings an everyman context to his rhymes making the mundane dramatic with a subtle righteousness and around-the-way likeability.” Get Familiar !
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