Photo credit Raashan Ahmad.

Raashan Ahmad is my hero. No, seriously he represents everything hip hop should be to me. His emotions and love for the music is so evident, from mcing, to producing, b-boying to photography and video directing, he is truly a one stop shop. Since taking a mini break from Crown City Rockers, Rasshan has traveled the world and back including performing at the Gilles Peterson World Wide Awards Show, several tours through France and Austria as well as Australia. On the road he’s experienced the highs; being interviewed on a national news channel in France broadcasting to over 20 million people and the lows; landing in Tokyo just before the latest earthquake hit. If you’ve had the pleasure to know Raa, you will understand that his life is his music. Raashan’s new video for "Pain on Black’ is a tell all story. "Pain on Black is one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written,’ states Raashan. Filmed in France, the video tells an up close and personal story of the daily struggles of living in our day. On production, Woodstocks’ (Crown City) work reminds me of why i fell in love with the genre in the first place, an infectious sample reminiscent of early Rza work.

For more info on Raashan, his new album and upcoming tour dates please visit his blog here.


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Posted by: Jonthecorner on March 30, 2011 @ 5:05 PM
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